Super Yachts

Helipads, hot tubs and en-suite staterooms: Inside the most expensive superyachts for sale at the Monaco Yacht Show where asking prices reach £51MILLION

  • More than 120 of the priciest vessels in the world will be on show over four days at the prestigious event
  • At least 33,000 people are expected to attend the 25th edition of the show, in Monaco’s historic Port Hercule
  • This year’s event features swanky superyachts with asking prices exceeding £51million ($78.5million)

Walk-in wardrobes, opulent en-suite staterooms, outdoor hot tubs, helipads – and even lifts that transport guests between decks.

These are some of the eye-catching luxury facilities on board the superyachts that will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show. More than 120 of the priciest private vessels in the world will be on show over four days at historic Port Hercule, starting on September 23.

The 25th edition of the event in glamorous Monaco brings together manufacturers, owners, buyers and enthusiasts at what is considered the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world.

With more than 33,000 people expected to attend, these are some of the most expensive vessels for sale, according to MatrixLloyd, a leading authority on superyacht deals.

Imagine. Asking price: £51million ($78.5million)

Built by Amels in 2011, Imagine features a helipad and lift that transports guests between decks, and has an asking price of £51million

Built by Amels in 2011, this 65.7-metre (215.6ft) motor yacht features a lift that transports guests between decks, and a helipad.

Imagine sleeps up to 12 guests, who can lap up the sunshine on the spacious top deck, relax in a hot tub or exercise in the jet-stream swimming pool

With a cruising speed of 14 knots (16.1mph), the vessel also boasts a gym, steam room and balconies on the two upper deck VIP cabins.

For those who can’t afford the asking price, Imagine was available for charter in the Mediterranean over the summer for £388,000 a week ($597,000), according to Fraser Yachts’ website.

It is available for the same price over the winter, when it will be positioned in the Caribbean. 

Madsummer. Asking price: £24.3million ($37.5million)  

Madsummer, offered by Moran Yacht & Ship, has an asking price of £24.3million ($37.5million) ahead of this year's yacht show

Madsummer, offered by Moran Yacht & Ship, has an asking price of £24.3million ($37.5million) ahead of this year’s yacht show

 When they're not relaxing on board, guests can use a number of water toys, including inflatable boats, kayaks and dive equipment

 When they’re not relaxing on board, guests can use a number of water toys, including inflatable boats, kayaks and dive equipment

Ten guests can sleep comfortably in five en-suite cabins on board Madsummer, including a master suite and two double cabins

Ten guests can sleep comfortably in five en-suite cabins on board Madsummer, including a master suite and two double cabins

The master suite has a double bed, study, walk-in wardrobe, his and hers bathroom and separate toilet en suite

The master suite has a double bed, study, walk-in wardrobe, his and hers bathroom and separate toilet en suite

Ten guests can sleep comfortably in five en-suite cabins, including a master suite with a double bed, study, walk-in wardrobe, his and hers bathrooms and separate toilet en-suite.

Built in 2005 and refit in 2009, the superyacht has a master suite that is forward on the main deck, with panoramic views of the sea.

Guests can go for a soak in the 55.5-metre (182ft) vessel’s hot tub, or let loose with a large collection of water toys, including inflatable boats, personal watercraft, kayaks and dive equipment.

Steel. Asking price: £21.1million ($32.5million)

Steel doesn't have the same appearance as a typical superyacht, but it was designed and constructed to go everywhere

Steel doesn’t have the same appearance as a typical superyacht, but it was designed and constructed to go everywhere

Built at Pendennis’ shipyard, in Falmouth, Cornwall, the vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms

Built at Pendennis’ shipyard, in Falmouth, Cornwall, the vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms

The 55-metre (180.5ft) expedition yacht has a stately interior that includes a large master bathroom, fitness room and hot tub

The 55-metre (180.5ft) expedition yacht has a stately interior that includes a large master bathroom, fitness room and hot tub

From the outside, Steel doesn’t have the same appearance as a typical superyacht, but it was designed and constructed to go everywhere.

Built at Pendennis’ shipyard, in Falmouth, Cornwall, in 2009, the vessel is suitable for icy waters and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, said Ocean Independence.

The 55-metre (180.5ft) expedition yacht has a stately interior that includes a fitness room, and a top deck with a hot tub and room for a small boat.

Balista. Asking price: £13.8million ($21.2million)

While most of the superyachts that are for sale have plenty of miles behind them, Balista has never been used by its current owner

While most of the superyachts that are for sale have plenty of miles behind them, Balista has never been used by its current owner

With a top speed of 25 knots (28.7mph), Balista comes with a hot tub, satellite television throughout and a large indoor saloon

With a top speed of 25 knots (28.7mph), Balista comes with a hot tub, satellite television throughout and a large indoor saloon

At 46.57 metres (152.8ft), the luxurious superyacht accommodates up to 12 overnight guests in six cabins

At 46.57 metres (152.8ft), the luxurious superyacht accommodates up to 12 overnight guests in six cabins

Balista was conceived as the flagship yacht of Italy’s Cantieri di Pisa shipyard, and has 250 engine hours despite being delivered in 2013

Balista was conceived as the flagship yacht of Italy’s Cantieri di Pisa shipyard, and has 250 engine hours despite being delivered in 2013

While most of the superyachts that are for sale at this year’s event have plenty of miles behind them, Balista has never been used by its current owner, according to YPI Group, the Monaco-based firm handling the sale.

At 46.57 metres (152.8ft), she was conceived as the flagship yacht of Italy’s Cantieri di Pisa shipyard, and only has 250 engine hours despite being delivered in 2013.

With a top speed of 25 knots (28.7mph), Balista sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, and comes with a hot tub, large indoor saloon, and satellite TV.

Clifford II. Asking price: £11.3million ($17.5million)

With an asking price of £11.3million ($17.5million), Clifford II is a sport cruiser luxury yacht with a maximum speed of 30 knots (34.5mph)

With an asking price of £11.3million ($17.5million), Clifford II is a sport cruiser luxury yacht with a maximum speed of 30 knots (34.5mph)

Currently based in Antibes, France, the vessel is 46 metres (150ft), and can sleep as many as 12 guests in five staterooms

Currently based in Antibes, France, the vessel is 46 metres (150ft), and can sleep as many as 12 guests in five staterooms

Currently based in Antibes, France, the vessel is 46 metres (150ft), and can sleep as many as 12 guests in five staterooms
 Currently based in Antibes, France, the vessel is 46 metres (150ft), and can sleep as many as 12 guests in five staterooms

Clifford II launched in 2008 and is a sport cruiser luxury yacht, with a maximum speed of 30 knots (34.5mph).

Currently based in Antibes, France, the vessel is 46 metres (150ft), and can sleep as many as 12 guests in five staterooms.

With a spacious aftdeck and upper deck, the superyacht is ideal for alfresco dining and basking in the sunshine.

Twilight. Asking price: £9.25million ($14million)

Launched just 18 months ago, Camper & Nicholsons said Twilight was built for ‘a discerning and extremely knowledgeable owner’

Launched just 18 months ago, Camper & Nicholsons said Twilight was built for ‘a discerning and extremely knowledgeable owner’

It doesn’t take an expert to appreciate the nearly 360-degree views from the vessel’s upper saloon, which seats 10 for dining

It doesn’t take an expert to appreciate the nearly 360-degree views from the vessel’s upper saloon, which seats 10 for dining

The sailing yacht has a protected and shaded cockpit area, spacious flybridge with seating for 10, and four staterooms – all en-suite

The sailing yacht has a protected and shaded cockpit area, spacious flybridge with seating for 10, and four staterooms – all en-suite

Launched just 18 months ago, Camper & Nicholsons said this sailing yacht was built for ‘a discerning and extremely knowledgeable owner’.

But it doesn’t take an expert to appreciate the nearly 360-degree views from the vessel’s upper saloon, which seats 10 for dining.

Built by RMK in Turkey, the 38.14-metre (125.1ft) superyacht has a protected and shaded cockpit area, spacious flybridge with seating for 10, a Rhoades Young interior and four staterooms – all en-suite – that can accommodate eight overnight guests.

Lady Duvera. Asking price: £7.9million ($12.1million)

With an asking price of £7.9million ($12.1million), Lady Duvera is hailed for its transatlantic range and classic style

With an asking price of £7.9million ($12.1million), Lady Duvera is hailed for its transatlantic range and classic style

The tri-deck vessel accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, and has a spacious sun deck with a hot tub and bar

The tri-deck vessel accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, and has a spacious sun deck with a hot tub and bar

At 43.6 metres (143ft), Lady Duvera has an elegant dining room and an aft deck with alfresco dining space for up to 16 people

At 43.6 metres (143ft), Lady Duvera has an elegant dining room and an aft deck with alfresco dining space for up to 16 people

This luxurious yacht is hailed for its transatlantic range and classic style.

The tri-deck vessel accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, has an aft deck with alfresco dining space for up to 16 people, a hydraulic swim platform, and a sun deck with a hot tub and bar.

At 43.6 metres (143ft), it was constructed by Hakvoort in the Netherlands and launched in 2000, said brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson.

Little Fish. Asking price: £7.2million ($11million)

Built by Heesen Yachts, in the Netherlands, Little Fish was last sold in 2010 with only 1,000 hours on its main engines

Built by Heesen Yachts, in the Netherlands, Little Fish was last sold in 2010 with only 1,000 hours on its main engines

Little Fish (asking price: £7.2million, $11million) underwent a nine-month refit that saw its interior undergo a complete overhaul

Little Fish (asking price: £7.2million, $11million) underwent a nine-month refit that saw its interior undergo a complete overhaul

The 39.8-metre (130.6ft) superyacht boasts a new eating area and wet bar on one of its exterior decks after the refit in 2011

The 39.8-metre (130.6ft) superyacht boasts a new eating area and wet bar on one of its exterior decks after the refit in 2011

This 39.8-metre (130.6ft) superyacht underwent an extensive nine-month refit in 2011, with the interiors upgraded with new wooden floors and carpet, and the exterior decks boasting a new eating area and wet bar.

Built by Heesen Yachts, in the Netherlands, it was last sold in 2010 with only 1,000 hours on its main engines, said Ocean Independence.

When it was overhauled a year later, the bottom was fully sandblasted with a new anticorrosive paint treatment, and the superstructure and hull were given a no drop, no dust and bright and shiny gloss top coat.

THE ULTIMATE SUPERYACHT ACCESSORY: A SEAWORTHY SPORTS CAR WORTH £500,000

This rendering shows the Marine Edition Mono, built to order at £500,000, being loaded onto a superyacht

This rendering shows the Marine Edition Mono, built to order at £500,000, being loaded onto a superyacht

One of the most interesting sideshows at the Monaco Yacht Show is the unveiling of the latest high-tech toys or exclusive amenities for wealthy superyacht owners.

Liverpool-based Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has designed one of the newest must-haves – a seaworthy version of its ultra-high-performance Mono sports car.

Built to order at £500,000 ($775,000), the Marine Edition Mono can be customised to match a superyacht’s colour scheme, and comes with a climate-controlled container for when it is stowed on board a vessel as it sails around the Mediterranean or Caribbean.

Weighing just under 1,300lbs, the single-seat car has anti-corrosive components and a special coating to protect it from rusting while at sea, and has special parts that allow it to be lifted on and off a superyacht using a crane, said BAC, which has partnered with yacht brokerage firm Camper & Nicholsons International.

Hand-built in England, the Marine Edition Mono has a new Mountune 2.5-litre engine, and retains all the bells and whistles of the original, including a top speed of 170mph and the ability to go 0-60mph in less than three seconds.

The Mono holds the current Top Gear lap record for a production car, with a time of 1:14.3.

The Marine Edition Mono can be customised to match a superyacht’s colour scheme, and comes with a climate-controlled container

The Marine Edition Mono can be customised to match a superyacht’s colour scheme, and comes with a climate-controlled container

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