Once again the Monaco Yacht Show, which is held in the south of France each summer, did not disappoint. As usual, it was a stunning array of some of the most innovative and advanced sail and power boats from the world’s top designers and builders. Each year the show seems to outdo itself by featuring the very best of the best when it comes to luxury and styling. There was so much gold, chrome, stainless steel and glass glittering in the sun that it was hard to choose which boats to visit and like previous shows there were simply too many yachts to visit them all. The yachts we did visit reflect a growing trend toward more sophistication, opulence and comfort for discerning owners.