The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show took place in Monte Carlo’s horseshoe-shaped harbor from September 28 through October 1 and during those four days 125 of the world’s newest and most spectacular super yachts were presented before a crowd of sailing aficionados. In the latest trends in yacht technology and design, a few models stood out with their innovative exterior and elegant interiors that are the epitome of sailing in luxury.
The new 208-foot Benetti FB264 is a four-deck superyacht with a straight-edged profile that makes the most of its ample outdoors space on the different aft decks with features, such as a beach club, and forward saloon on the upper deck. This saloon can also be used as a formal dining area or the owner can choose to use it as a private terrace. The sundeck boasts a swimming pool, gym, and spa, transforming the top deck into a fitness center. FB264’s interior is defined by low-key elegance – courtesy of by Francesca Muzio of FM Architettura d’Interni, incorporating luxury fabrics and handcrafted Italian furniture. The yacht reaches a top-end speed of 15.5 knots and can travel 4,750 nautical miles.
Admiral Quinta Essentia
Admiral’s new 180-foot Quinta Essentia is the largest motor yacht launched by the Italian shipyard. It boasts very progressive-looking profile over the full-displacement hull with an all-aluminum construction to save on weight. It is an impressive addition to the growing selection of greener vessels thanks to its advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. This system integrates two traditional diesels with electric motors connected to variable-speed generators for a top speed of 16 knots. Asking price for the model is €37,500,000.