The stunning superyachts crowned winners of the Monaco Yacht Show

Pictured: The stunning superyachts crowned winners of the Monaco Yacht Show (with one worth a staggering £133 million)

  • The Monaco Yacht show awards ceremony took place on Tuesday evening at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel
  • The winners all have eye-watering price tags – from £500,000 to £133 million ($175 million) 
  • And they have jaw-dropping features, including state-of-the-art gyms, helipads and five-star hotel interiors

Billionaires, cheque books at the ready – because the best superyachts in the world in 2018 have been recognised at the Monaco Yacht Show.

An awards ceremony that took place on Tuesday evening at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo handed out gongs for three categories – ‘best interior design’, ‘best exterior’, and ‘environment’.

The winners all have eye-watering price tags – up to £133 million ($175 million) – and have jaw-dropping features, including state-of-the-art gyms, helipads and interiors resembling five-star hotels. Scroll down and feast your eyes on them. 

Interior design award – Illusion Plus, £110.3 million ($145 million)

Illusion Plus, from the Chinese shipyard Pride Mega Yachts, took home the Monaco Yacht Show interior design award

Illusion Plus, from the Chinese shipyard Pride Mega Yachts, took home the Monaco Yacht Show interior design award

The interiors were fashioned by Netherlands-based Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, with fine woods and polished natural stone used throughout

The interiors were fashioned by Netherlands-based Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, with fine woods and polished natural stone used throughout

One of the lounge areas boasts sweeping panoramas, neutral interiors and soft lighting

One of the lounge areas boasts sweeping panoramas, neutral interiors and soft lighting

The vessel, which is on sale for $145million (£110million), can accommodate 12 guests and 25 crew

The vessel, which is on sale for $145million (£110million), can accommodate 12 guests and 25 crew

Illusion Plus, from the Chinese shipyard Pride Mega Yachts, took home the Monaco Yacht Show interior design award.

With an impressive volume of 3,642 gross tonnes, she is the largest yacht ever built in Asia. 

The interiors were fashioned by Netherlands-based Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, with fine woods and polished natural stone used throughout.

Other standout features of the slick boat include a state-of-the-art gym, two Jacuzzi pools, a touch-and-go helipad and a spa.

The vessel, which is on sale for £110.3million ($145 million), can accommodate 12 guests and 25 crew.

Exterior design award – Dar, £133.1 million ($175 million)

The jaw-dropping megayacht Dar, built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco, took home the award for having the best exterior design and another for being the finest new build on the market

The jaw-dropping megayacht Dar, built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco, took home the award for having the best exterior design and another for being the finest new build on the market

The 295-foot-long vessel, which is valued at $175 million, took home the award for having the best exterior design and another for being the finest new build on the market

The 295-foot-long vessel, which is valued at $175 million, took home the award for having the best exterior design and another for being the finest new build on the market

The jaw-dropping megayacht Dar, built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco, won two gongs on Tuesday evening.

The 295-foot-long vessel, which is valued at £133.1 million ($175 million), took home the award for having the best exterior design and another for being the finest new build on the market.

Her top speed is 20 knots and her power comes from two diesel engines. 

She can accommodate up to 12 people with 31 crew members. 

Dar was designed by Miami-based Luiz De Basto, while the interiors were created by Nuvolari Lenard from Italy.

Environmental award – Solo, weekly summer charter price of £578,496 ($760,000)

Genoa-based Tankoa Yachts' 236-foot superyacht Solo made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show after launching last month

Genoa-based Tankoa Yachts’ 236-foot superyacht Solo made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show after launching last month

The boat, which has a weekly summer charter price of £578,496 ($760,000), took home an environmentally focused award established by the Italian classification company Rina

The boat, which has a weekly summer charter price of £578,496 ($760,000), took home an environmentally focused award established by the Italian classification company Rina

Genoa-based Tankoa Yachts’ 236-foot superyacht Solo made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show after launching last month.

The boat, which has a weekly summer charter price of £578,496 ($760,000), took home an environmentally focused award established by the Italian classification company Rina (Registro Italiano Navale).

It boasts underwater catalytic exhausts to reduce emissions. This design feature also means the outdoor decks are smell and smoke free.

She can accommodate 12 guests and 18 crew members, with a stateroom and master suite on offer.

Other perks of the vessel include a sauna, swimming pool, helipad, massage room and gym. During sea trials Solo reached top speeds in excess of 17 knots. 

THE MONACO YACHT SHOW: THE LOWDOWN 

The Monaco Yacht Show, supported by Prince Albert II of Monaco, is the world leader event in superyachting, with the extravaganza taking place every September in the iconic Port Hercules.

Eeach year, the world’s top shipyards display 120 one-off superyachts and megayachts, of which 40 new launches are unveiled in a worldwide debut.

For four days, the event attracts yacht owners, future superyacht purchasers and charterers and decision-makers in the yachting and luxury industries.

It also curates a showcase of 580 leading companies in the industry: from the most reputable superyacht builders and nautical suppliers to top yacht designers.

The most sought-after water toys are also on display, with helicopter and private jet manufacturers demonstrating their latest gadgets. 

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