In the rarified world of luxury yachts, the Monaco Yacht Show, this year running from 28 September to 1 October, is a must-visit event, both for its glamorous setting in the iconic Port Hercules in Monaco as well as for the huge numbers of yachts you can view, admire and buy.

It’s a place where both amateur enthusiasts and industry figures can discover the latest trends in naval architecture, technological advances and the newest gadgets and accessories, in a reflection of a high-powered industry that, perhaps more than any other, is driven by the potent purchasing power of its wealthy clientele.

Some 34,000 participants from around the world will take part in this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, with 40 new yachts set to debut in their world premier. Throughout the entire event you can expect to see 125 super yachts, 104 motor yachts and 17 sailing yachts on show, collectively valued at an astonishing €3 billion.

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This year, 400 VIP guests are flocking to the show’s opening gala on 27 September, where the third edition of the Monaco Yacht Show Awards will take place. There will also be the highly exclusive Monaco Yacht Summit, where an audience of 50 will gather to take part in thematic workshops that discuss today’s super yacht. Finally, as well as an exhibition space that occupies an area totalling 20,000 square metres in size, 2016’s show will also see the unveiling of a new exhibition space, the Car Deck, dedicated to a carefully curated selection of luxury vehicles that will be available for test drives and purchasing. 

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