Every year at the end of September, the Principality of Monaco welcomes the newest superyachts from around the world for the Monaco Yacht Show. Check out the most anticipated premieres of 2023 in our review.

This year’s leading luxury boatbuilding event will take place on September 27–30. 120 yachts over 25 m in length will anchor in the Port Hercules and at the roadstead, and the shipyards will organize privileged on-board excursions for potential customers. A separate Toys & Tenders section will house the boats and “water toys” ranging from aqua bikes to mini-submarines. The Yacht Design & Innovation Hub pavilion will hold presentations on ambitious concepts of the future. Around 600 companies will present services and luxury goods related to yachting — from brokerage firms and yacht clubs to manufacturers of interior accessories, watches, and gadgets. Quai Antoine 1er will be occupied by an exhibition of vintage cars.

Port Hercules

Both entertaining and business events will be held non-stop in Monte Carlo on the eve and during the exhibition. For example, MYS will continue its Seducation (combination of the words “education” and “seduction”) development program based on four aspects: environmental innovation, design, yachting knowledge, and consumer experience.


By far, the real showstopper at MYS 2023 will be the 68-meter Fenice from the Italian boutique shipyard Tankoa. Designer Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design was inspired by the La Fenice opera house in Venice, and the architecture of the namesake yacht reflects the same “triumph of balance, rhythm, and grace.” The main salon recreates the atmosphere of the Great Hall of the theater, and the 90 sq. m. master suite with a panoramic view of the sea can be described as the royal box. But the most fascinating thing on board is the pool. It starts with a “stream” in the center of the aft lounge (the stream is covered at the top with sturdy glass that can be walked on), widens in the beach area, and sort of flows down the stairway steps to the lower deck, and the transparent back wall of the pool gives an infinity effect.


This yacht, built at the Baglietto shipyard, is the first in the T52 range to have a hybrid propulsion system: on classic diesel propulsion, she can reach 17 knots and travel 3,600 miles, while in eco-friendly diesel-electric mode, she has an autonomous range of 7,600 miles — more than enough to cross the Atlantic. The modern exterior (by Francesco Paszkowski) and elegant interior (by Margherita Casprini and FPD Studio) encourage relaxation in the open air. The sky lounge has three folding balconies, the beach club occupies three levels, and the pool can be covered by a movable deck section and turned into a dance floor.

Benetti B.Now 50M Oasis Deck

Italian shipyard Benetti expands its B.Now 50M range with a model variant called Oasis Deck. The key feature of the new yacht is the folding aft sides, which increases the area of the beach club to 36 sq. m., with access to the water on three sides (however, swimming is also possible in the pool with a glass side), and the garage for water toys has been moved to the yacht’s bow. In general, the design, created in collaboration with British studio Redman Whiteley Dixon, is meant for luxury vacations: each of the four decks is equipped with cozy lounges and bars, and there is even a fireplace in the master cabin.

Benetti B.Now 50M Oasis Deck


Sailboat Nilaya, the most innovative vessel built at the Royal Huisman shipyard, is still the world’s lightest aluminum superyacht today. The innovative Featherlight method, which is used in the aerospace industry, has made it possible to select such a ratio of carbon and aluminum that the structure with maximum rigidity has the lowest possible weight (11 percent less than its counterparts). Developers from top design firms Reichel / Pugh and Nauta Design have taken care of excellent seaworthiness and comfort on board: the yacht can participate in regattas and serve as a luxurious residence for around-the-world trips.


Swan 108

Finnish-Italian shipyard Nautor’s Swan calls the Swan 108 an evolutionary step in the Maxi class range. The 35-meter carbon hull, with the exterior by Micheletti & Partners and architecture by the legendary Germán Frers, will perform equally well in races where speed is required and cruising where comfort is valued. Customers will be offered a choice in living space layout (four guest suites and three crew cabins are standard) and deck configuration (two cockpit options). The sailboat also features an unusually large folding platform aft, allowing for resting at the water’s edge.

Photo: Dan-Erik Olsen/Nautor Swan, Press Office Monaco Yacht Show, Press Office