Monaco’s Yachting Lifestyle

Monaco is one of the most renowned yachting destinations worldwide. Yachting and Monaco are sophisticated companions that mix in a glamorous world of luxury boats, incredible marinas and social events. Yachting is not so much a pastime, but a way of life in Monaco, and a big part of what gives the principality its unique, upmarket charm.

 

Yachting Epicenter

The pinnacle of yachting circles in Monaco is the Yacht Club de Monaco, established over 60 years ago and Monaco’s only sailing club. The club has recently been redesigned by world-famous architect Norman Foster and the eco-friendly complex is home to a social clubhouse and sports facilities, as well as a sailing school. With berths for 26 superyachts and hundreds of yachts, the club is located in the stunning deep-water harbor of Port Hercule. The club and harbor exude a chic grandeur where yachties from across the globe gather. Monaco’s other famous yachting area is the elegant Port of Fontvielle.

 

Yachting Event of the Year

Attracting yachting fans worldwide, the Port Hercule Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most highly-regarded events on the yachting calendar. The four-day extravaganza which attracts superyachts extraordinaire, attracted close to 35,000 participants at its 25th year anniversary in 2015, with over 120 boats on display. Alongside superstar-style yachts the show also showcases supercars, adding to the event’s super-lux appeal.

 

Owning a Yacht in Monaco

While plush marinas in Monaco may come with a price tag to match, for locals who are berthing a yacht here part –time or full-time, long-term, Monaco is not as expensive as some other yachting hotspots such as Saint Tropez, Sardinia and Capri. With ongoing maintenance on top of running costs and potential crew overheads, many Monaco residents choose to enjoy the yachting lifestyle by chartering a boat rather than owning one. For visitors, prices during the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show shoot up tremendously. Even spending time aboard a yacht to experience these events is much sought after.

 

Yacht Charters in Monaco

The French Riviera is the birthplace of yachting and exploring the stunning waters and coastlines of the Cote d-Azur is simply breathtaking. Monaco promises an incredible range of bareboat charters where you can captain your own yacht and fully-crewed and skippered yachts; from sailing boats, to motorboats and catamarans, from luxury superyachts to eco-friendly vessels.

 

Exhilarating Mediterranean Adventures

Tours and packages are also available, with exciting trips to Cannes, St Tropez, and Nice or down towards the Italian Riviera and beyond.  On board, you can lie back and simply relax as you get away from it all or get active with snorkelling, diving, and deep-sea fishing, before savoring a delightful lunch or dinner under the stars on deck with your own private chef. 

Before setting sail from Monaco, there are wonderful harborside restaurants to sample. The natural harbor has a friendly, energized, and happy ambience where locals and tourists come together and celebrate simply being in beautiful Monaco.