The 2010 Monaco Yacht Show (Sept. 22-25) is shaping up to be a showcase of interesting, new superyacht products and services. If you’re heading to the show, be sure to check these out:
Sat dome? What sat dome?
On Thursday, September 23 at 5 p.m. at the Burgess offices in Monaco, SELEX Yacht Technologies will reveal its groundbreaking Integrated Antenna Solutions (IAS) capabilities for superyachts. Be the first to learn about the technology that seamlessly integrates antennas into the physical fabric of the vessel, partially or completely removing from sight visually intrusive protruding masts and aerials, while maintaining optimum equipment performance.
A sun bed fit for James Bond…indubitably. The king bed-sized Lasy Solar boasts “007-like” features, such as a self-rotating sun tracking system, a Mist Breeze system and adjustable head support, and will be unveiled in Monaco by LMV Design. Pricing starts at just under six figures (euro figures, that is) with custom design options available. Want to give this lounge-worthy bed a try? Head for the terrace of the Port Palace Hotel where Lasy Solar will be exhibited.
Each year, Feadship designers speculate on how the next generation of superyachts might look. The concept they are unveiling at this year’s show, Breathe, is the most radical to date, they promise. Look for it on the central T-jetty, stand QT3.
Clean and green
Halyard Marine will premier the industry’s first compact soot cleaner for generators. PureGen, intended for generators from 40 to 500kW, removes 99 percent of soot from a generator’s exhaust outlet and from the cooling water flowing from the exhaust gas water separator. It’s designed using an exhaust gas heater and catalytically coated ceramic filter, and fits into the marine exhaust system immediately downstream from the generator. PureGen will be on display at SYUK, Stand 11.
Get up close and personal with a submersible capable of diving a thousand meters. U-Boat Worx’s C-Explorer 2, accommodating a pilot and one passenger, is equipped with modern lithium-ion batteries that allows it to remain submerged for up to 12 hours. For the yachting touch, it also has an air conditioning system, iPod stereo installation and a Champagne cooler.
A loud statement
Advanced New Technologies is showcasing the Vox Olympian loudspeaker from Living Voice. As much art piece as speaker, it’s made from exotic hardwoods and metals including gold, silver, bronze and tellurium. More than 1,400 man hours go into its creation. Check it out in the Darse Sud tent, stand QS112.
Make your way to booth QS32; Sea Recovery will have its Aqua Matic, the only fully automated watermaker with the comfort of a color touch screen, on display. Just one touch and it will start and finish water production automatically. The Aqua Matic also has a NMEA compatible display that allows users to control, adjust and monitor their system from Sea Recovery’s new color LCD touch screen remote and/or a network compatible display from any location on the yacht.
Jetstream, a full-service, media hosting solution designed specifically for yachts, is releasing The JetSet at the show. The Jetstream offers remote access to all favorite TV channels on a single portal wherever the yacht is in the world. The newly released The Jetset is a set top box that enables full controllability of The Jetstream with home automation systems, such as Creston and AMX.
One-stop emergency shop
Drum Cussac, a maritime risk services and emergency response consultancy, and Yacht Lifeline, a medical services provider, have teamed up to provide a combined 24/7 medical and security support package to the global superyacht community. Captains are invited to stand QJ13 to learn more.
Crave bigger and better in entertainment?
Catch sight of the very latest in entertainment at the Van Berge Henegouwen booth (stand QD61) with a 152-inch plasma TV on display as well as a Panasonic 3D TV with life-like sound by Steinway Lyngdorf. Van Berge Henegouwen specializes in integrating and servicing this state-of-the-art technology on yachts, spanning entertainment, IT security and communications technologies.
An eye-catching console
Radio Holland will be showing off an innovative yachting console that’s dressed in stylish glass, black foil and ‘carbon look’ panels. Radio Holland, together with partners Imtech Marine & Offshore and Free Technics, presents flexible bridge concepts that can be tailored for each yacht. Visit them at the Holland Yachting Group pavilion at QD61.
Brush up on first aid
Ocean Medical International will provide telemedicine and first aid procedure demonstrations during the show. Resuscitation techniques, suturing, injection-giving, pulse oximetry and more, will be incorporated in the live demos of the STS Lite Telemedicine monitoring unit. The STS Lite is a new electronic communications device that monitors the vital signs of a patient and transmits live to a call center manned 24/7 by doctors and nurses. View the demos at the British Marine Federation Pavilion in the Darse Sud tent, QS42.