Luxury Sailing Yacht ATHENA Largest Yacht at 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Bloomberg stepped aboard the world's largest sailing yacht, 90m ATHENA at this year's Monaco Yacht Show to discover how she expertly combines luxury and adventure to be one of the most impressive vessels in the global yacht charter fleet. 

The largest and most expensive superyacht in Monaco, schooner ATHENA caught many people's attention.

A multi-award winning yacht since her delivery in 2004, she impressively combines a classic interior with the flawless engineering and amenities of the latest modern vessels. Inside, she boasts state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, gym facilities and an impressive selection of water toys (including a water slide) to entertain guests of all ages. 

A thrilling journey up her largest mast, at 62m, provides a spectacular view from her crow's nest of beautiful charter destinations beyond an expanse of teak decking. Check out our gallery of this year's Monaco Yacht Show to see incredible images captured from her hydraulically-operated crow's nest of her megayacht neighbours also at the show. 

Her spacious layout sleeps up to 10 guests within five well-appointed staterooms, featuring a luxurious master suite, three double cabins and one twin cabin. 

For more information about booking a luxury charter vacation on ATHENA in the Caribbean, contact your preferred charter broker to put plans into place. She will be attending the highlight of the Caribbean yachting calendar, the 2014 Antigua Yacht Show this December. 

A thrilling journey up her largest mast, at 62m, provides a spectacular view from her crow's nest of beautiful charter destinations beyond an expanse of teak decking.

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	Perched on a clifftop overlooking the coast and harbour is the Prince&#39;s Palace of Monaco, a must-visit on your Monaco yacht charter vacation. The official residence of the Prince of Monaco orginates from 1191 and is the ultimate symbol of decadence and glamour of Monte Carlo and the <a href="/french-riviera-yacht-charters-615.htm">French Riviera</a>.&nbsp;</p>
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	The building is more than a Genoese fortress, the building is a representation of Monaco&#39;s history, as the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi family since 1297. It&#39;s fortifications, only built by its Monegasque rulers in the 18th century, make the Monaco palace one of the most unusual in Europe.</p>
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	An architectural wonder, a visit to see the Casino of Monte-Carlo should be a priority for any <a href="/french-riviera-yacht-charters-615.htm">French Riviera</a> charter itinerary. From its gold taps and marble furnishings to the luxury cars that line the front wall, the palace offers the utmost luxury.&nbsp;</p>
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	Only your finest tailor-made suit and designer dresses should be worn if you are planning an evening of visiting tables, the slot machines and enjoying the glitz and glamour. The balcony, overlooking the ocean with the reflection of the moon glistening across the water, affirms that the romance of the Monte-Carlo Casino is not to be missed.</p>
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	You&#39;ll find the views from the old town of Monaco-Ville and the Prince&#39;s Palace of La Condamine and Monte Carlo are breathtakingly beautiful. The historic heart of the Principality: Monaco Ville, also known as &quot;the Rock&quot; provides an enchanting maze of charming streets, boutiques and restaurants to explore on your <a href="/monaco/monaco-luxury-yachting-guide-663.htm">Monaco</a> yacht charter vacation.</p>
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	Found in the rocky headland which reaches out into <a href="/mediterranean-yacht-charters-1548.htm">Mediterranean</a> waters, the town offers a taste of Monaco&#39;s rich history, as the remains of its 13th century fortifications can still be seen here today. Famously quiet, its peace following sundown is helped by the fact only local vehicles can travel here is a delight to experience when in the French Riviera.&nbsp;</p>
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	From ancient Greek times to the end of the Roman era, the rocky promontory and natural harbour of Monaco have adorned the pages of history books. The palace was built shortly after Monaco became established in the 12th century, beginning as a fortress to protect itself against pirates.</p>
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	On Monaco&#39;s return to the Grimaldi family later in 1814, the palace was in dire need of restoration - a task which Prince Rainier expertly handled, restoring its lost glory to its current state, admired by many from near and far. From June to October you can visit the palace and marvel at is royal courtyard, paved with 3 million white and coloured pebbles which create beautiful geometric patterns. 16th century frescoes depicting scenes from mythology adorn the walls, surrounded by tall columns and a double-revolution staircase which create a sight which is truly not to be missed.&nbsp;</p>
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