Published: Friday, 26 July 2013
Mike Fulton

Already probably the world’s premiere superyacht event, the Monaco Yacht Show is about to grow further following the signing of a strategic agreement with two key partners.

Designed to boost the Monaco yachting industry, this new partnership is between the Monaco Yacht Show, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) and Monaco Harbours Management Company (S.E.P.M.). It will see many new opportunities available to the iconic yachting destination.

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One of the main developments will be an increase in the number of superyachts Monaco will be able to accommodate. The Monaco Yacht Show will be afforded 15 additional berths in 2014. Three of these will be for yachts of 90 to 120 meters in length, and a further three for 100-metre-plus yachts on the breakwater from 2015. The show will then have berthing space for up to 147 yachts and tenders.

Speaking about the new partnership, Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show said: “Peter Rigby, CEO of Informa Group, and I are delighted by this new partnership with S.E.P.M. and the Yacht Club of Monaco. We have been in discussions with Aleco Keusseoglou of S.E.P.M. and Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the YCM, for many years about how to further develop yachting in Monaco, and it became a natural and obvious step for the three of us to formally join forces and pursue the same goal."

She continued: “The high concentration of industry professionals and clients here underlines the potential for the industry to continue to grow and remain a longā€term source of prestige for Monaco. It confirms, beyond a doubt, that Monaco remains the international hub for superyachts.”

Founded as a brokerage-oriented event in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show today sees 500 major companies exhibiting and over 100 super and megayachts being showcased.