Monaco Yacht Show 2010: Top Five
Every year at the end of September, Monaco’s Port Hercules is given over to the delights of the Monaco Yacht Show. Classic Life here presents its own ‘Top Five’ of the largest megayachts at the Show.
|1: Nero (90.1 metres)|
Completed as a new build in 2008, the Nero offers an enormous sun deck with open-air seating and dining areas, a large Jacuzzi and 5.7m swimming pool. Inside, there’s the traditional touch of oak and ash panelling – offset by large plasma screens in the majority of cabins and both an indoor and outdoor cinema. The Nero comes with three tenders, five jet skis and plenty of ‘watersports toys’, to enjoy from the 18-foot foldout, side-boarding platform.
|2: Azteca (72 metres)|
Accommodating 12 guests in five guest cabins, in addition to the master bedroom suite, the Azteca’s dining room seats up to 20, looked after by a crew of 28. These include a very highly skilled chef whose galley extends to no less than 50m². Another highlight is the large ‘beach club? aft of the Azteca, an area totalling some 100m², and encompassing a lounge, bar and deck.
|3: Sycara V (68.2 metres)|
Nobiskrug, of Germany, focuses on designing and constructing one-off projects ranging from 60m to 200m in length. The Sycara V was delivered new to her owners early this September, so they will already be enjoying her sun deck with gym, massage room, outdoor bar and 8-person Jacuzzi, plus the large aft-facing owner’s suite with adjacent bathrooms for him and her. There’s a private aft deck for breakfasting in the open air, plus another five guest cabins.
|4: Lady Christine (68 metres)|
On 2 June 2010, Royal Van Lent launched the newly built Lady Christine, a yacht designed for a very experienced owner. Among the yacht’s novel features are an owner’s suite on two levels, plus ‘his and hers’ studies. There is also a formal lounge, a dining room that seats 12, and a sophisticated cinema.
|5: Trident (65.22 metres)|
The smallest of our five megayachts, yet still an impressive 65.22 metres in length, is the Trident. Built with entertainment very much in mind, she carries a generous selection of tenders, jet skis and water toys, to amuse the owners and another 12 guests, accommodated in seven luxurious guest suites.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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