Actions taken by La Belle Classe Superyachts
Throughout the year, “La Belle Classe Superyachts” is active, both directly with owners and in arranging awareness seminars and dinner-debate symposiums for professionals in the sector (architects, shipyards, harbour masters, maritime experts, captains, brokers, etc), a first for the yachting industry.
The Yacht Club de Monaco, together with “La Belle Classe” ambassadors, is reaffirming its desire to promote etiquette, the environment and innovation in the luxury yacht sector, thus contributing to the Principality’s mission to remain a global crossroads for Yachting.
These actions taken by “La Belle Classe” are already bearing fruit, and we can see its impact on owners and designers. The fuel consumption of superyachts may have been acceptable yesterday, but it is not the case today and we are proud to witness professionals working on projects involving hybrid and alternative means of power. The trend now is to cruise around the world, be it to conquer a polar circle or discover unspoiled destinations on “explorer” yachts designed with classic simple lines. “A yacht ought to blend in with the scenery”, adds Philippe Starck, who is designing a 150m superyacht with intelligent technology that will make it “invisible” when at sea. Other projects include Soliloquy, a 58m solar powered yacht designed by Alastair Callender and the 99m WallyIsland conceived in Monaco by Luca Bassani. The boat’s innovative design will ensure enough fuel for her to remain out at sea for five years and there is also a 1,000 m² garden so she will not have to make any unnecessary calls into port.
“La Belle Classe Superyachts” ambassadors:
François Fiat (French) 13 May 2009
Eric Wittouck (Belgium) 17 December 2010
Valentin Zavadnikov (Russian) 21 June 2012
Guido Krass (German) 21 September 2012