Along with 125 of the finest vessels on the seas and the broadest range of yachting goods and services on Earth, visitors to this year’s Monaco Yacht Show will also discover a brand new exhibition space dedicated to the growing realm of ‘Tenders & Toys’.
According to organisers: “The creation of the Tenders & Toys zone at the 2017 Show is the MYS' response to the yachting industry’s goal to attract a new, younger, superyacht clientele. Entertainment is one of the leading criteria in the selection of a yacht to buy or charter with the new generation of superyacht enthusiasts.”
From private use and family yachts to world-renowned charter vessels, brokerage companies have come to recognise that one of the criteria of a successful on board experience depends on the ‘diversity of the leisure equipment and water toys available’.
The Tenders & Toys exhibition space can be found on Quai Albert Ier in Port Hercule from 27th to 30th September, with around 15 tenders on show on the quay (in the extension of the Dutch HISWA pavilion) and on the water (opposite the Car Deck and the Starboard). Highlights include the elegant Mazu Yacht Thirtyeight (a 12m open launch for sea-going trips) and the Gozzo model from Italian yard Apreamare, which entered the water for the first time on 1st September.
The latest addition to the Monaco Yacht Show will also present a range of cutting-edge toys such as a sea kart (an all-carbon version is to be unveiled during the course of the show), an electric surf board and the very first underwater drone along with a whole range of nautical accessories and inflatable structures for fun with friends or family.
The Tenders & Toys experience has been designed to complement the existing tender presence at the show. Separately to the exhibit on Quai Albert Ier, another 21 tenders will be afloat on Quai Jarlan, a private submarine by U-Boat Worx can be found at the Darse Sud Plongeur zone and American manufacturer Triton will display its own sub at the entrance to the Parvis Piscine tent. Two helicopters – the Agusta AW 169 by Leonardo (found at Tenders & Toys) and Bell Helicopter’s Bell 429 (entrance to the Parvis Piscine tent) – round up the exhibition.