I will post some pictures from the show in this thread as soon as I have them sorted out, but I can give a few impressions already here.
We were lucky with the weather this year, with sun and calm seas. Many regular yachts from the port and also visitors were anchored outside Monaco for the whole week. I think I have never seen so many boats there and if the weather had been worse, it should have been busy in the bay of Villefranche around the corner, since mooring for yachts in this area has become a real problem.
We like to see them built and sold, but where should they go? In high season the captains are fighting to get a slip and can often just stay one or two nights before he has to move the yacht. This was widely discussed during the show.
The show was bigger and more busy than ever, especially the poor brokers were running around to not miss any opportunity and well dressed as usual they didn´t feel as comfortable as me in my short-pants and piké-shirt in the heat...
Still there are more Shipyard than Brokerage yachts in MYS and the brokerage boats that are seriously up for sale were already on their way to the Fort Lauderdale show, where such sales more often take place.
We missed the Triple Seven, but otherwise I think all expected yachts were there. The Swan 130´ came in a day late but won many admirers I guess.
I´ll post her among some other pictures next...