It’s one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated meetings for the luxury superyacht industry. The experts predicted the 2017 showcase to be bigger, better and glossier than ever before. Were they right? Let’s say, it’s looking likely. Just two days in, guests have been treated to the unveiling of the largest superyacht to ever be delivered to Monaco. This creation, unveiled by Burgess Yachts who are a market-leader when it comes to this industry, is second to none.
Sparking attention elsewhere was Porsche’s big reveal. Long-standing in the car world, this super-giant has turned its attention to the marine world. Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the Porsche founder, always sought the unusual and this is no exception. It was he who developed the Porsche 911 design, which quickly became the epitome of the sports car and, like many other items designed by Professor F. A. Porsche, it became a design classic.
This new hybrid yacht, the GTT 115, is being pitched as a Gran Turismo for the seas. All-star features include a spa pool on the upper deck as well as a discreet al-fresco dining area. For added comfort, the deck the cushions are the same as those in the Porsche 911 R sports car and the interior design is by Minotti, with their trademark leather furnishings, carbon fibre detailing and Sahara Noir marble.
If you are at Monaco Yacht Show this week be sure to pay this vessel a visit. It carries a price tag of around £14 million.