The 15 Best New Superyachts from the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show [SLIDESHOW]

  • Michael Verdon
NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Strictly by the numbers, the 25th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was a record breaker. Visitor attendance this year was 34,500—1,500 more than last year’s show. There were 121 superyachts at the show, with over 530 exhibiting companies, making it the largest show in its 24-year history.

But the world’s largest superyacht event is about more than just numbers. This year the docks were abuzz with a positive mood, and yacht builders appeared happier than they had been for years. With a focus on expansion, the show organizers added a Monte Carlo Tender Show, a water-toys show, a pop-up bar, and a coffee terrace at Jetée Lucciana that served free coffee all day long.

Of course, the real stars of the show were the several dozen new ships. Spanning the superyacht spectrum, the debuts included expedition yachts from Sanlorenzo and Piriou, the beautiful new 253-foot Silver Fast from Australian builder Silveryachts, and the majestic sailing superyacht Sea Eagle from Royal Huisman. Fortunately for showgoers, the list of launches was as fascinating as it was long. We have distilled this plethora of yachts down to the 15 most impressive debuts from the show. (monacoyachtshow.com)

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