Photographer: Christopher Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Photographer: Christopher Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Monaco Yacht Show Outdoes Itself

With over 120 superyachts on show with a combined value in the billions of dollars, the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show is the world's biggest display of nautical wealth. Among the highlights is the sleek Aston Martin AM37 powerboat and the collossal 70-meter ‘Galactica Supernova’ superyacht, which comes with its own helipad, infinity pool and beach club. Photographs by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Port Hercules is the setting for the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, and it is here that the globe’s most affluent spenders can visit and purchase any one (or more) of the 125 lavish superyachts on show, all built by the biggest shipyards in the business.

The event plays host to close to 600 exhibitors including superyacht builders, yacht designers, manufacturers and brokerage houses.

The spa pool aboard the Escape Majesty 155 superyacht.

Crew members work long hours to ensure each superyacht looks its best to the estimated 40,000 visitors.

Luxury tender boats shuttle the show's movers and shakers around the yachts on display.

A custom Lauge Jensen Viking motorbike is aboard the superyacht Kohuba.

The total value of the 125 superyachts on display is a staggering £2.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

The ultimate superyacht accessory? An on-board helipad.

The Heesen shipyards superyacht, Galactica Supernova, boasts an infinity pool, complete with its own on-board water cascade.

Debuting at the show was the Aston Martin AM37 powerboat, built by Quintessence Yachts.

Luxurious leather finishing provides a glamorous touch on the carbon-fibre cockpit controls aboard the Aston Martin AM37.

Looking for something a little different? On display was the C-Explorer 3 submersible, made by U-BoatWorx.

A jetski and a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) are stored in the rear deck of the Majesty 110 superyacht, ready for some fun.

The sun sets over Port Hercules.