The variety of sailing yachts listed for sale at the Monaco Yacht Show this year is limited in comparison to previous shows, which could be representative of the movement that this sector has felt on the resale market over the last two years. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to see in terms of design, performance and size for those visitors to the show either looking to buy or, at the very least, be inspired to buy. Below is a snapshot of the standout sailing yachts on display next week, in SuperyachtNews' opinion, descending by LOA.
60m S/Y Seven: Being showcased for the first time at the show, Seven is Perini Navi’s third hull in its 60m blue water sailing yacht series, joining Seahawk and Perseus3 on the water. Like her predecessors, her size is impressive and epitomises Perini’s unique offering of sailing yachts that achieve arguably the same level of comfort and space as a motoryacht of the same size.
Unlike her sister ships, Seven features interior design by Studio Dante Bellini and is the designer’s first Perini Navi project. The interior styling has been kept fairly under wraps since the yacht’s launch, so the show will provide the perfect opportunity to see what the team has created.
53.9m S/Y Pink Gin VI: Baltic’s Pink Gin VI is a must-see at this year's show. Commissioned by yard owner Hans Georg Näder, the yacht has been four years in development and was delivered in July this year as the largest composite sloop sailing yacht in the world. In addition to setting this record, Pink Gin is an illustration of the innovative and progressive work that is currently being undertaken at the Baltic yard.
Look out for the two opening balconies set into the topsides – a fairly unique feature on a sailing yacht – and Baltic’s force feedback steering system, whereby a fly-by-wire system is used to link helm to rudders, and sensors transmit data from the rudder back to the wheel so the helm can feel exactly what is going on. Moreover, the system can be tuned for different loadings and for different helmsmen depending on preference for feedback. The technology holds the potential to start a revolution in big-boat steering systems.
37m S/Y Shogun: Custom built in 2006 by Holland Jachtbouw, Shogun will be presented at the show following an all-encompassing 10-year refit at Perini Navi. Considering her new decks, paint work and completed Lloyds and commercial compliance survey, this yacht is an attractive option for prospective clients looking in this size range at the show. She is also listed at the more realistic asking price – compared to others in her peer group – of €5,750,000.
31.73m S/Y Crossbow: Having been delivered in 2016, Crossbow represents an opportunity to buy yacht that is ready for immediate use. While she is one of a number of Southern Wind builds listed on the resale market in this size range, her condition makes her stand out. She would be a good match for a sailing enthusiast that is interested in comfortable cruising as well as performance racing. Being sistership to SW102 Farfalla, Crossbow would have some good competition on the racing circuit. Following a recent €900,000 price reduction, she is now listed for sale at €8,680,000.