Prince Albert II of Monaco is a regular at the Monaco Yacht Show. Perhaps the most prestigious boat show in the world, the exhibition features 500 major companies in the luxury yachting space and 120 super and megayachts. This year's event will run between September 26 and 29, 2018.
Celebrity couple Tony Parker and Axelle Francine visited the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2012. The four-time NBA champion and his partner typify the glamor surrounding the prestigious superyacht event.
The annual trade show was founded in 1991 and will be hosting its 28th event in Monaco this year.
The show attracts yacht lovers from around the world. The collection of superyachts on display each year average close to 50 meters (164 feet) in length.
Out of the 120 superyachts which will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2018, half will be less than two years old.
Many yachts come complete with a helipad.
The show is confined to superyachts and megayachts of at least 20 meters (65 feet) in length -- with many much larger boats on display.
Another annual Monaco event where yachts gather is Formula One grand prix, held every May in the principality. This photo displays shoes left by Grand Prix revelers as they entered a yacht docked at the harbor next to the Monaco street circuit in May.
The grand prix, however, attracted just $2.3 billion in yachts last year -- less than half the collective value that docked at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2017 -- according to Yacht Harbour.
The fleet of yachts at last year's Monaco Yacht Show totaled nearly 3.5 kilometers in length, according to the Yacht Harbour database, just short of the length of the entire Principality of Monaco.
Among the 2018 collection of luxury yachts, 40 new models will be unveiled by leading shipyards, according to the Monaco Yacht Show.
Hostesses wear striped dresses and white hats near yachts displayed at Port Hercules, the annual site of the Monaco Yacht Show, in September 2015.
One enthusiast celebrated the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show by wearing a large arrangement of roses on her head.
Blue blazers have traditionally been worn by yacht sailors, as displayed by this group of participants at last year's Monaco Yacht Show.
A lounge bar on the bottom deck of a superyacht is photoed a the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.