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Gibraltar Hosts Stand at the Monaco Yacht Show

Gibraltar is one of the 600 exhibitors at the Monaco Yacht Show taking place this week, with the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Gibraltar Maritime Administration’s Yacht Registry hosting a ‘Gibraltar’ stand.

“Set in the iconic Port Hercules in the principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show is the ultimate showcase for industry influencers from the most reputable superyacht builders, award winning yacht designers, luxury suppliers, and influential brokerage houses to the most sought-after water toys, prestige cars, helicopter and private jet manufacturers,” said a statement from the Government.

The Yacht show encompasses a variety of events including an exhibition of 125+ extraordinary one-off superyachts, a worldwide debut for new launches and a Yacht Summit for yachting clients and advisers alike.

“This event is the perfect platform to showcase Gibraltar’s growing profile within the superyacht industry,” said CEO and Captain of the Port, Manuel Tirado.

Caretaker minister for the port and maritime affairs, Gilbert Licudi said the Government is working hand in hand with the private sector to promote super yacht and mega yacht calls to Gibraltar and to further grow our services in this industry.

“We continue to see the fruits of this hard work with some of the world’s best known luxury yachts continuously visiting the Rock over the last couple of years,” he added.

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You can rent the James Bond villain’s ‘floating lair’

Best known for its appearance in the 2006 James Bond film of the same name, the superyacht Casino Royale is currently available to be chartered for € 65,000 (or around $72,000) a week.

The yacht appeared in “Casino Royale” as the “floating lair” of the movie’s villain, Le Chiffre. The Yacht in April 2017 was listed for sale at the time, the asking price was just under € 4 million (or around $4.2 million).

The performance motor yacht, a Sunseeker Predator, has four cabins and one master suite, and it can accommodate up to eight guests. Requiring four crew members, the sports vessel also comes with a Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas, and numerous water toys, including paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and water skis.