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Monaco Yacht Show 2014, the Haute Couture of the Seas

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29 September 2014
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Monaco Yacht Show is the Haute Couture show for the yachts, the lace put on the sea with its finest embroideries. The superyachts on the harbor of Monaco become for a few days the attraction pearls waiting to be discovered. In fact, the ones who come to Monaco Yacht Show step into a world of luxury, top class services, the best business ambiance and fantastic innovation. Just like in Haute Couture: use of the finest materials, a lot of imagination and exquisite designs.

Amongst 115 fine floating pieces of art on the show, around fourty of them were publicly unveiled for the first time. Exactly like an Haute Couture show. Yachts lovers, designers, buyers were eager to discover new jewels. A great chance for the billionaires around the world to walk the docks, step on the new decks and see the latest superyacht trends. And buy or rent.

If the last years, on the high peak of crisis, were a bit difficult, the superyachts market seems to take a deep breath and relax a bit more as the transactions seem to be more and more.

The Upper Deck, the Zen area concept by Paola Lenti and Sabrina Monte Carlo

The exposition mixes superyachts with high services, decoration, beauty & jewelry, art. The Upper Deck was a space infused with a Zen attitude, an area of relaxation and talks based on a project between Paola Lenti and Sabrina Monte Carlo. The space was built around the idea of a versatile island surrounded by different communicating satellite points. In turquoise and light blue colors, natural woods decoration and flooring made the ambiance a hit making you want to stay even more and plunge into its ambiance.

Avakian Jewelry, from high class to exquisite

One glimpse at the Avakian jewelry exposed in the Upper Deck ambiance and you can know for sure this is the right place to stand on high notes. Avakian served the need of the finest jewelry to royalties and celebrities around the world. From unique crowns worn at the weddings of princes and princesses to luxurious collections worn by top Hollywood celebrities, Avakian is a reference brand in high class jewelry brands.

Art provided by Opera Gallery Monaco

Just a step away an art infusion offered by Opera Gallery that presents at the show  great masterpieces like paintings and sculptures by Modern and Contemporary artists.  Opera Gallery Monaco exhibits also the Monochromes Italiens: Marcello Lo Giudice, Turi Simeti, Umberto Mariani and a great selection of photographers such as Ron Galella, Terry O`Neill that are on exhibition at Meridien Beach Plaza till September 30th.

Daniele de Winter`s holistic beauty products

The beauty is always a part of the luxurious world. And here, the Daniele de Winter products make perfect match with the ambiance. The brand is specialized in holistic Inside-Out beauty for yachts and luxury spas. It mixes top botanical skincare & sun protection with beauty drinks and whole-food supplements. A mix that connects the inside beauty with the outside one.

And, with this entire ambiance at your feet, the best delight of the show is to step on the wood decks and kiss the sun from the ship wheel.

Wally Kokonut ready for charter destinations

One of the new vessels in the Hercule Harbour was Wally Kokonut, the second in line from the Wally Ace series. It can offer up to 10 persons in four rooms. The aft master suite and VIP provides direct access to the sea opening out onto the terrace. Also, the vessel provides a 50 sqm main saloon and 128 sqm deck area, a lounge space, dining area and navigation zone. For the tanning and sunbathing, the 60 sqm space has six beds and a place for bar, talking and chilling.

Wally Kokonut is a piece of jewelry that you need to have in your `pocket` list for your charter destinations. Its design and comfort zones make it easy to access destinations at a top level. It is available for charter from €50,000 per week in low season and €55,000 per week in high season. 

Benetti Ilussion I, the exquisite Haute Couture piece

Among the superyachts in the harbor, Benetti Ilussion I 58m sparkles with elegance. In a very refined original décor with elegant ambiance and a mix of classical-modern notes, the yacht is a great reference for the charter world. The yacht has four decks plus a sun deck. Inside the yacht we enter into the Upper Deck with dinning space, a table for 14 with exquisite gold white decoration, a big chandelier and a white porcelain elephant watching over. Also, for the entertainment and relaxation, there is the sofas salon and a corner bar. As for the sunbathing and relaxation, a mosaic Jacuzzi that gives direct view to the sea is a fantastic way to enjoy the exterior area of the yacht.

Benetti Illusion I is one of the stars of this edition of Monaco Yacht Show. It is available for charter in destinations like the Caribbean or Bahamas at a weekly rate of about €350000.

Great designs that mix luxury, comfort and relaxation could be noticed at other superyachts like Princess, My Dream, Trident Salorenzo, Como Feadship, Cakewalk Burgess, Sunseeker Blush, Cecil-Wright Silver Dream.

Per all, Monaco Yacht Show is a must be for the world of exquisite seekers, high class on goers, Haute Couture lovers in the world of marine design. Monaco is the best place to find this every year in September.

Editor Andra Oprea