All eyes in yachting circles will be closely fixed on Monaco next week when the world’s most important luxury yachting event sails into town. Award-winning superyachts, cutting edge designs and state-of-the-art technology are all on the agenda for the 29th edition of the international yachting event — not forgetting a host of eagerly anticipated Monaco Yacht Show parties, of course…
For while many visitors flock to the annual Monaco Yacht Show, this year held from September 25th to 28th 2019, to catch a glimpse of this year’s latest superyachts and water toys, there is a smaller contingency for whom the yacht show parties arguably hold more allure.
And who can blame them? The Monaco Yacht Show concludes the Mediterranean yachting season and for many, it is the first occasion for crew members and those in the yachting industry to really let their hair down. These starlit gatherings, held at a selection of Monaco’s finest locations, such as the Yacht Club de Monaco or onboard one of the world’s most stunning superyachts, also offer the perfect networking opportunities for those looking to widen their social circle.
So whether it’s wild party action or sophisticated socialising that you’re after, here are the five Monaco Yacht Show parties not to miss:
Feadship’s Captains & Crew Party
Starting the Monaco Yacht Show off with a bang is Feadship’s iconic Captains and Crew party. Each year has a different theme – 2018 saw Bal Masque take the stage for an opulent night complete with mindblowing performers and incredible cocktails. Anyone who’s anyone will be at the Monaco Yacht Club on Tuesday 24th September 2019, dressed to seriously impress.
James Bond Party
If you prefer your Martini shaken not stirred, then you had better make your way to the Yacht Club on Wednesday, September 25th 2019, for the famous James Bond Party. Details are hush-hush about this year’s 007 soiree, but party-goers are hoping for a repeat of last year’s event, where guests mingled with Bond girls and sipped martinis.
Fraser Captains’ Dinner and Awards
Also held every year at the Yacht Club during the Monaco Yacht Show is the Fraser Captains’ Dinner and Awards ceremony, a splendid black tie affair during which the work of Fraser’ talented team of employees is celebrated. Held on Thursday the 26th 2019, it’s all set to be a glamorous and good-natured evening for the extended Fraser Yachts family.
Amels Friday Night Fun
Traditionally held on the Friday night of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Amels and Damen party is a lively and often somewhat wild get-together onboard a highly-luxurious Amels support vessel – this year rumoured to be M/Y JOY RIDER. The music and magic is intoxicating, and it’s a wonderful way to begin the weekend in Monaco – be there on Friday 27th 2019.
Lurssen: The Party Of All Parties To End The Show
In previous years the Monaco Yacht Show party calendar has drawn to a close with a lavish, Champagne-spraying affair thrown by German shipyard Lurssen. At a previous event held at the Yacht Club de Monaco, guests were serenaded by American singer Gloria Gaynor! We can’t wait to see what is in store for this year’s party-goers…
There we have it – Relevance’s guide to five of the coolest and most exclusive Monaco Yacht Show parties to look forward to this year. We’ll see you at the show! Visit the website for more details: https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/en/
Photography by Bruno Buisson