Monaco is the birthplace of the superyacht, an interesting and lovely place where there are loads of money to indulge this most lenient of companies.
In recent few years, the number of berths at the Monaco Yacht Show has billowed, and the bay is compact with nautical innovation, decks as well as fittings shining in the bright autumn sunshine. Money appears to cascade down the steep hills of the dip and end up in the bay, where it is changed into the grey, white and navy superstructures of the yacht industry.
With Fort Lauderdale, MYS is the primary industry address. Tax planners stay along with naval architects as well as Antiguan tourist board, along with everyone looking for paths of muscling in.
In the pavilions one would find specialist marquetry, crockery, tender hoists, superyacht stabiliser systems and galley equipment suppliers. Everything which can be chromium-plated, is chromium-plated. A thousand glittery finished things contend against other as everyone angles to get their ‘gesamtkunst’ into the ‘werk’.
Spokesmodels are pelted into matching dresses and a hundredweight of specialist magazines and glossy brochures threaten to sink the pontoons in the harbor.
Shelves gets filled with magazines like Arabian Knight and Global Citizen, each expecting to directly speak to the elite cell of perhaps ten-thousand people who could afford to purchase and maintain one of these magnificent things. This year, the trend is not only expedition yachts and fashion boats.