Making It in Monaco

15 September 2011 By Janine Ketterer

For some products, vessels and companies, the Monaco Yacht Show isn’t just another yacht show, but is, for all intents and purposes, a coming out party, a debutante ball, an unveiling of sorts. For them, it’s not the same old, same old, but their first chance to make a splash on the world stage of yachting.

If you have a spare moment to catch your breath during MYS, take a stroll around the docks and have a peek at these new builds and projects.

M/Y Seven Seas will be making her mark on the world stage this year. At 86 meters, you won’t be able to miss this behemoth boat. She’s an Oceanco designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, Azure and the Wright Maritime Group and should top your list of must-see vessels.

The Italian-built Numptia (a Rossi Navi vessel) will stand out at 70 meters. If you get a chance to take a peek on board, ask to see her crew quarters that will accommodate up to 19 crewmembers.

While the 68-meter Lürssen Hermitage is set to be one of the stars of the show, showings are limited, so this will be a vessel you’ll have to admire from afar.

Trinity’s M/Y Carpe Diem is sure to amaze with her art-deco-meets-Old-Hollywood styling. She’s a custom build and all of her 58 meters surely will be dressed to impress at the Monaco show.  

Once you’ve got your fill of the yachts, there’s lots of news and exciting changes to get filled in on.

First and foremost, changes are a-comin’ and the PYA wants to make sure you’re informed about all of the details to keep you up-to-date with licenses and regulations. They will address these issues and more at the Sea Changes, New Currents for Superyachts meeting at 5:15 on September 22, at the International School of Monaco. Hot topics include:
•    New career structures and training for interior staff
•    Forthcoming changes to regulations and training
•    New initiatives in the RYA.
Register for this event at or contact for all other enquiries.

Discovering Oz

Planning on spending some time in Oz on board the vessel in the next year or two? If so, check out the Australian International Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia’s display at Monaco this year. The two groups have joined together to launch a new Australia Unlimited brand: Building Brand Australia. They will be highlighting the strengths of the Australian marine industry and showcasing the countries leading manufacturers, builders and refit yards.

Cyber Security

In today’s world, security systems are no longer just a good idea, but a necessity. Beyond having a security system to keep the people on board safe, it’s important to have a security system to protect your networks. SELEX unveils its latest cyber security offering, Cyber SOC, which will provide yacht owners with a fully integrated end-to-end cyber security system from a single partner. The Cyber SOC offers 24-hour global remote monitoring and continuous analysis of network traffic and system and user behaviors to ensure that anomalies by authorized users are detected, assessed and responded to in a timely and appropriate manner. Stop by SELEX's booth at Darse Sud tent QS8O on September 21 to see the full presentation.

Do the 'appy Dance

Lantic Entertainment Systems is releasing an iPhone/iPod Wireless Audio Centre (WAC). Easily download the app from iTunes; users aboard any vessel with a Lantic Entertainment System can then select and control music and audio content in audio-only zones via the integral wireless network. Any guest with an iPhone or iPods now effectively has their own remote control, subject to download of the app. Compatible with all Lantic Systems running the Suite 2011 software.

Sonar Screenings
FarSounder invites all attendees to visit its stand (QS83) to learn more about its new Ship Protection System and to see demos of its navigation sonars. FarSounder's newest product is a swimmer detection system that uses transducer modules to monitor suspicious activity below the waterline. New also are the FA-3ER and FS-3DT, which are billed as "environmentally friendly sonar," operating at noise and frequency levels not harmful to marine mammals. For more information, go to

Infallible Inflatable?
Not ready to launch and re-launch the Jet Ski every time the guest wants a ride? Simple solution—keep them on the water, but not in the water. Henshaw Inflatables debuts its Inflatable Jet Ski Dock at the show. The inflatable material is crafted of Hypalon-coated fabric, the deck is non skid. The platform can be completely customized to any size needed; when not in use, it deflates to a compact size. The dock weighs approximately 40 kilograms. Stop by Henshaw's stand (QT26) for more information.