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MONACO YACHT CHARTER GUIDE

Your first glimpse of Monaco harbour by boat, with its hundreds of gleaming yachts all shimmering in the sunlight, will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. It may be the world’s second-smallest nation, but in the world of charter and private yachting, Monaco is larger than life. Well- known for being home to some of the largest and most renowned superyachts in the world, this beguiling small country is also home to the rich and famous, where heads of state and celebrities alike can be seen stepping on and off the luxury yachts lining the marina. Nestled into the French Mediterranean coastline, Monaco is a place to eat, drink, embrace the glamourous lifestyle and watch the spectacle of the glitterati with a cocktail in hand.

 

The thrill of the Formula One racing at the Monaco Grand Prix is a true lifetime experience when seen, heard and felt from the luxury and privacy of the deck of your superyacht. Considered the unofficial start of the yachting season, this prestigious sporting event is also considered the pinnacle of the motor racing season – the one all drivers dream of triumphing at. While the crowds line the streets and jostle for the best viewpoint of the hairpin turns along Monaco’s winding streets, charter yachts are without a doubt the best seats in the house. While visitors ashore are packing into overflowing hotels and restaurants, lucky charterers enjoy bird’s-eye views of the action, relaxing in private salons with personal chefs before celebrating at champagne-soaked race day parties.

 

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Once the hustle and bustle of Grand Prix week is over and the crowds dissipate a little, it’s time to adopt a slower pace, and to explore the shops, boutiques and museums of this beautiful principality. With the finest offerings from Paris, Milan and New York you can be sure to find an original piece here. Admire the elegant architecture of the Belle Époque Casino and the ornate opera house in the district of Monte-Carlo, and take a wander through the pedestrian streets lined with grand fountains. When you have worked up an appetite you’ll be spoilt for choice with Michelin-starred restaurants, and French and Italian establishments offering fresh Mediterranean produce sourced from local markets and fishermen. From Cannes to St. Tropez, Monaco’s neighbours are equally alluring destinations, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to pay them both a day trip by yacht during your luxury charter holiday in Monaco. Although summer is the most popular time for charter yacht vacations on the French Riviera, many superyachts remain in Monaco over winter to offer an opulent setting for weddings, corporate meetings or birthdays. With superyachts catering for up to 100 guests, a static charter offers privacy, al fresco dining, and a unique atmosphere for truly special events.