(photo credit: Justin Ratcliffe)

This week Monaco will play host to the annual highlight of the superyacht industry calendar, the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). Starting 25 September and running until 28 September, the show will see 500 companies exhibit, with almost 30,000 visitors descending upon Port Hercule this year to do business and view the 100-odd yachts that are on display.

While the show is widely accepted by brokers to be one of the best ways for potential owners to get a taste of the industry and for existing owners to see what is new, it can be an overwhelming and exhausting experience. With this in mind, The Superyacht Owner is hosting The Superyacht Owner’s VIP Lounge at Virage, which will be an exclusive escape for owners and VIPs during the show. More information on how to register for the lounge can be found here.

During the next three days, The Superyacht Owner and rest of The Superyacht Group will be on the ground at the show, talking to owners, yards, designers and brokers about the past year, the year ahead, issues, insight and news so we can continue to bring you the most relevant content. You will be able to find us at our stand QE9 during the show or you can email angela@thesuperyachtgroup.com to arrange a meeting. If you are on twitter, follow The Superyacht Owner on @superyachtowner for regular updates during the show.

Here's to a successful MYS 2013!