Take a look at 15 stunning superyachts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show

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  • The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show has over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, and €3 billion worth ($3.5 billion) of superyachts on display.
  • 121 superyachts are being featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts.
  • This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29.
  • The show is hosted at Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the foot of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times.

The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most glamorous events that takes places on the sea. It is the world's leading event for superyachts, which are expensive, privately-owned and professionally crewed sailing vessels.

According to an exclusive press pack published earlier this week on the show's official website, the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show expects over 30,000 participants, 580 exhibitors, 12 prestige cars on deck, two helicopters on deck, and €3 billion worth of superyachts on display. There are 121 superyachts featured, including 42 new builds and 14 sailing yachts.

This is a far cry from the events humble beginnings. The Monaco Yacht show first began in 1991, with only 32 yachts. The exhibition area doubled from 1,000 meters to 2,000 meters in 1999, and in 2013 the event officially partnered with the Principality of Monaco.

The show is hosted at the stunning Port Hercules in Monaco, a natural bay at the edge of an ancestral rock that has hosted boats since the classical Greek and Roman times.

The Monaco Yacht Show exhibition area covers the entire whole of Port Hercules, which is nearly 40 acres. This year, the event opened on Thursday, September 26 and will last until Saturday, September 29. A daily pass costs a hefty €280 or about $325.

Take a look below at some of the most impressive superyachts featured this year at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.

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500EXP (Manufactured by SanLorenzo): Price not available — The yacht is 47 meters long, features a helipad, and has a top speed for 15 knots.

500EXP (Manufactured by SanLorenzo): Price not available — The yacht is 47 meters long, features a helipad, and has a top speed for 15 knots.

Source: San Lorenzo Yachts

All About U (Ada Yacht Works): Price not available — The Turkish yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including one VIP stateroom.

All About U (Ada Yacht Works): Price not available — The Turkish yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including one VIP stateroom.

Source: Yacht Charter Fleet and Monaco Yacht Show

Aquarius (Feadship): Sold for €53 million in 2015 — Built by the Dutch, this yacht features a helipad, swimming pool, massage room, beauty salon, jacuzzi, gym, and a drop-down terrace for al fresco workouts. It is the show's largest yacht at 92 meters.

Aquarius (Feadship): Sold for €53 million in 2015 — Built by the Dutch, this yacht features a helipad, swimming pool, massage room, beauty salon, jacuzzi, gym, and a drop-down terrace for al fresco workouts. It is the show's largest yacht at 92 meters.

Source: Feadship and Yacht Charter Fleet

Cecilia (Wider Yachts): €20 million-€50 million — Key features are a touch-and-go helipad and a submersible tender garage, which can be converted into a beach club and indoor swimming pool.

Cecilia (Wider Yachts): €20 million-€50 million — Key features are a touch-and-go helipad and a submersible tender garage, which can be converted into a beach club and indoor swimming pool.

Cecelia: Monaco Yacht Show and Boat International

Dar (OceanCo): Price not available — This 295-foot yacht has a sauna, helipad, garage, swimming pool, elevator, and can accommodate 12 guests and up to 31 crew members.

Dar (OceanCo): Price not available — This 295-foot yacht has a sauna, helipad, garage, swimming pool, elevator, and can accommodate 12 guests and up to 31 crew members.

Source: OceanCo and Yacht Charter Fleet

El Leon (Mangusta): Price not available — The stunning yacht includes an infinity pool with a glass floor on its foredeck that allows light to fall into the master suite.

El Leon (Mangusta): Price not available — The stunning yacht includes an infinity pool with a glass floor on its foredeck that allows light to fall into the master suite.

Source: Boat International

Elandess (Abeking): Asking price €52 million in 2016 — This gorgeous yacht features an Art Deco theme with floor to ceiling windows, two double cabins, and a full cocktail bar.

Elandess (Abeking): Asking price €52 million in 2016 — This gorgeous yacht features an Art Deco theme with floor to ceiling windows, two double cabins, and a full cocktail bar.

Source: Boat International

Flying Dagger (Rossinavi): Asking price €11.3 million euros in 2017 — Flying Dagger's three 2,400 horse power MTU diesel engines allow it to reach speeds of 31 knots and a cruise speed of 24 knots.

Flying Dagger (Rossinavi): Asking price €11.3 million euros in 2017 — Flying Dagger's three 2,400 horse power MTU diesel engines allow it to reach speeds of 31 knots and a cruise speed of 24 knots.

Source: Rossinavi and Boat International

Illusion Plus (Pride Mega Yachts): $145 million — This 88.5 meter Chinese built stunner is a new release and is making her debut at the Monaco Yacht show. It is the largest yacht ever built in Asia. The yacht is propelled by Rolls-Royce diesel-electric propulsion engines.

Illusion Plus (Pride Mega Yachts): $145 million — This 88.5 meter Chinese built stunner is a new release and is making her debut at the Monaco Yacht show. It is the largest yacht ever built in Asia. The yacht is propelled by Rolls-Royce diesel-electric propulsion engines.

Source: Pride Mega Yachts, Monaco Yacht Show, and Boat International

Irisha (Hessen Yachts): Price not available — The Irisha has multiple entertainment and leisure spaces that include a theater room, beach club, sun lounge, and owner study.

Irisha (Hessen Yachts): Price not available — The Irisha has multiple entertainment and leisure spaces that include a theater room, beach club, sun lounge, and owner study.

Source: Yacht Charter Fleet

Solo (Tankoa Yachts): Price not available — The Solo was the winner of World Yacht Trophies 2018 award for "Most Efficient Yacht" and has a Turkish Bath inside.

Solo (Tankoa Yachts): Price not available — The Solo was the winner of World Yacht Trophies 2018 award for "Most Efficient Yacht" and has a Turkish Bath inside.

Source: Monaco Yacht Show and Yacht Charter Fleet

Sybaris (Perenni Navi): €50 million-€100 million — Winner of the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show Super Yacht Awards Ceremony, this ship is the world's sixth largest private yacht.

Sybaris (Perenni Navi): €50 million-€100 million — Winner of the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show Super Yacht Awards Ceremony, this ship is the world's sixth largest private yacht.

Source: Monaco Yacht Show and Yachting World

Vijonara (Pendennis): Price not available — The customized sailing yacht is 42 meters, features upholstery by Hermes, and can house six guests and four crew members.

Vijonara (Pendennis): Price not available — The customized sailing yacht is 42 meters, features upholstery by Hermes, and can house six guests and four crew members.

Source: Monaco Yacht Show

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