I got on board the biggest yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show. Take a look inside the 365-foot superyacht, which comes with a 40-foot infinity pool and 2 helipads.
- I attended this year's Monaco Yacht Show, a glamorous event for yachting industry insiders and wealthy VIPs looking to buy or charter yachts.
- Monaco is a tiny yet lavishly wealthy city-state on the French Riviera, known for its yacht-filled port, luxury hotels, and gambling, where about one-third of the population are millionaires.
- One evening, I got on board the largest vessel on display at the yacht show, a 365-foot superyacht called Tis that was built as a second home for an unknown Monaco resident.
- The Lürssen-built yacht has six decks that include two helipads, a nearly 40-foot swimming pool, a Hammam spa, and a Parisian-inspired tea room.
- I was blown away by the sheer opulence and size of the yacht, which the designer aptly called a "floating mansion."
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This year's Monaco Yacht Show brought 31,565 people and $4.3 billion worth of yachts to the tiny city-state on the French Riviera.
Guests included yachting-industry insiders - including superyacht builders, designers, and brokers - as well as wealthy private clients looking to charter or purchase yachts, as well as journalists like myself.
I spent two days at the yacht show, and one evening I got the chance to go on board the largest yacht on display in Monaco at this year's show: Tis, a 365-foot superyacht built by German shipyard Lürssen that comes with two helipads, a 40-foot swimming pool, eight guest suites, and a Parisian-inspired tea room.
Take a look inside the superyacht that's owned by a mysterious Monaco resident.
I attended this year's Monaco Yacht Show, a glamorous event for yachting industry insiders and wealthy VIPs looking to buy or charter yachts.
One evening, I got on board the largest vessel on display at the yacht show, a 365-foot superyacht called Tis.
Launched in 2019, the brand-new superyacht belongs to an unidentified Monaco resident.
Dozens of journalists were invited on board Tis for a special evening press tour of the vessel.
At one of the outside dining areas, delicate finger foods were set out on a long table decked out with white flowers, and servers wandered through the crowd serving Regi rosé Champagne while sultry lounge music played in the background.
After an introductory speech by designer Andrew Winch, we broke up into small groups for guided tours of the vessel.
In the formal entrance lobby is an elaborate marble staircase with 23.8 carat gold handrails that were inspired by Le Bristol hotel in Paris.
The main deck's dining room can comfortably seat at least 16 people.
Just off the main deck is a formal office that can be opened up to create one large conference space.
The yacht has its own "beach club" area, described in press materials as "a transitional space between the exterior and interior."
Guests can also access the water from the lower deck.
On the bridge deck is a citrus-themed spa, which includes a relaxation room with carved stone lemon trees on the walls. There's also a Hammam, a hair salon, and a massage room.
A side door leads to a sauna overlooking a fold-out sea terrace.
Lounge chairs line the sea terrace.
Near the spa is the fully equipped gym — complete with several live lemon trees.
The gym leads out to the pool area, where there's a nearly 40-foot infinity pool and a hot tub.
Several lounge areas are scattered around the pool area.
The space includes a hanging chair and an outdoor bar with built-in seating.
A soundproof art deco cinema on the lower deck is outfitted with several large armchairs.
On the owners deck, the main salon features a leather-embossed ceiling dome with a glass chandelier of hand-blown leaves of glass.
The owner's suite has a domed skylight and large wraparound windows.
The bathroom is decked out in marble and includes a large soaking tub.
The eight lavish guest suites onboard each have a theme. One of the main deck guest suites was inspired by Claridge's, an iconic art deco luxury hotel in London.
Also on the main deck is a suite is an homage to Paris, with fleur-de-lis motifs and classic "Toile de Jouy" patterns throughout.
Then there's the Tuscan Olive suite, with pale gold and green tones.
On the upper deck is another Paris-inspired room, this one a tea room dedicated to French luxury bakery Ladurée.
Tis comes with not one, but two helicopter landing pads.
One of the helipads can turn into a dance floor or an outdoor cinema when it's not in use.
Tis has seemingly endless lounge spaces — both indoor and outdoor — from the owners deck ...
... to the uninterrupted views from the top deck.
The yacht's tender garage can hold two 38-foot Wajer tenders and as well as two rescue tenders and various water toys.
Winch, the yacht's designer, stressed that Tis was designed to be understated and elegant.
But I couldn't agree more with his characterization of Tis as a "floating mansion."
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