The Monaco Yacht Show 2019 will host the 6th annual edition of the Superyacht Awards Ceremony, with an accolade to four luxury superyachts making their world debut in Monaco this year.
The Grammy this year goes to..
Hollywood has the Grammys. MYS has its own awards, though not with such a catchy name
The ceremony takes place at the MYS Inaugural Gala Event on 24 September at the Yacht Club de Monaco. It is an invitation-only event attended by 350 VIP guests from the yachting social elite, including owners, business leaders, and dignitaries from the industry. Exclusive is an understatement. It is easier to get an invitation to see the Pope.
The awards fall into four categories:
– The MYS/RINA Award for the eco-friendliest superyacht, whose construction complies with a series of performance specifications, as defined by the Italian classification society RINA.
– The MYS Interior Design Award for the superyacht which manages to combine innovation, subtlety, and style in interior design
– The MYS Exterior Design Award for the superyacht which drops jaws, raises eyebrows, turns heads and breaks new ground in design.
– The MYS Finest New Superyacht Award is given to the superyacht that stands out this year in both interior and exterior design, including innovative use of technology.
Walking the Dock
40 yachts will be making their debut. Lürssen’s latest marvel, 111m Tis, will be berthed at Le Quai Ranier, with a design by Winch that is positively palatial. You can charter the Tis for 2.2 million a week. Plus expenses.
Very interesting will be M/Y Bold, designed by Espen Øino and built by SilverYachts which has the new destroyer-style suited for the new breed of expedition yachts.
The average build cost of the yachts in the running for the MYS Awards is $150 million. The average cost for a Hollywood movie is $70 million. We know that the grammy does not necessarily go to the film which cost the most – the blockbusters. Content triumphs over budget. It will be interesting to see if the MYS awards follow the money – the blockbuster design – or honor the truely innovative regardless of cost.
We haven’t been invited to the awards so you will know when we do.