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How to do the F1 Monaco Grand Prix like a VIP

By Katia Damborsky   Last Updated: 14 April 2023

The original and most iconic fixture in the Formula One calendar, watching the Monaco Grand Prix from a superyacht is a true bucket-list experience; find out how you can step on board a luxury yacht and soak up the F1 action for yourself.

Every year, the French Riviera marks the start of the Mediterranean superyacht season with the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. With cascades of Hollywood A-listers in town from the Cannes Film Festival, which takes place just days before, the racing fixture is one of the most desirable events for superyacht charters, attracting hundreds of yachts to the illustrious Port Hercules marina.

As the SuperyachtSet gather in this pint-sized principality, Monaco is transformed into a buzzing hive of parties, paparazzi and thrilling races. Find out how you can be at the heart of it all, and experience the world's most exciting F1 fixture from on board a yacht. 

To get on board a yacht, there are two options available; either you can choose from a selection of VIP Yacht Hospitality Packages, or you can opt for a  Monaco Grand Prix private yacht charter.

Both are excellent choices which are dependant on your personal preferences and budget. In this article, we compare Monaco Grand Prix hospitality packages with chartering a yacht privately, and our first-hand knowledge will help you decide which VIP option is best for you.

Monaco Grand Prix Yacht hospitality package

Yachts in Monaco for the annual Grand Prix event

Superyacht hospitality packages are the premium option for those who don’t want to rent a superyacht, but would still like to have the luxury of stepping on board one. Hospitality packages don’t need to be booked months in advance, and many offer an incredible advantage over private yacht charters; a trackside berth.

Trackside berths are in high demand due to their unobstructed views, and many of these coveted berths are booked 12 months in advance by the hospitality companies; meaning you’re guaranteed some of the best seats in the house if you opt for a yacht hospitality package with a trackside location.

What’s more, many superyacht hospitality packages offer you the chance to network and party with other like-minded, high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) and those with a shared interest in the glitz and glamour of the event.

A smiling man takes photos from his mobile on board a yacht trackside at the Monaco Grand Prix
Cars undertaking the slow lap prior to the start of the Grand Prix race in MonacoPeople milling at a trackside corporate event on board a yacht

Some packages offer on-board accommodation options, but they are usually provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be prepared to stay in one of the many luxurious hotels located around Monte-Carlo, within walking distance of the marina.

There are many yacht different hospitality packages and companies, but they are far from the same. Choosing the right one is tricky, as they all promise the best – to avoid disappointment, read our full guide to Monaco F1 Yacht Hospital packages to ensure you aren't left wishing you were on board a different yacht.

The best VIP packages include dazzling entertainment, with big-name DJ’s and music acts regularly stepping on board to provide the soundtrack to a star-studded superyacht party. Premium drinks, gourmet food and live-streaming of the races around the yacht are an added bonus while on board.

If you’d like to get the insider scoop, we can reveal the best VIP yacht hospitality package, which includes an after-party, and what you can expect from the package. 

People enjoying the evening's revelries on board a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix
A charter guest holding a white wine glass chooses a canape on board a yacht at the Monaco Grand Prix
A speaker at a corporate event on board a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix
Lined up bottles of Grey Goose vodka in preparation for evening entertainment on board a charter yacht at the Monaco Grand Prix

Why choose an F1 Yacht Hospitality package?

To summarise why you should choose a VIP yacht hospitality package for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix:

  • Cost-effective alternative to privately renting a yacht
  • Perfect setting for networking
  • Exclusive access to live entertainment and parties aboard the yacht
  • Usually include track views
  • Lively on-board atmosphere
  • Unlimited food and beverages
  • On-board screens showing races

Rent a private yacht for the Monaco Grand Prix

Chartering a superyacht for the Monaco Grand Prix gives you exclusive access to a yacht for just your family  and close friends. It also provides you with six-star service from the crew, who are solely devoted to catering to you and your party's needs.

On top of this, chartering a superyacht will give you the added benefit of accommodation, as well as all of your drinks and meals provided by an on-board chef, who will tailor a menu specifically to you and your group.

A charter guest soaking up the sun trackside on board a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix

In addition, a yacht gives you the most glamorous base for inviting day guests on board to watch the races. You also have the freedom to invite people on board for dinners or evening functions, providing you make prior arrangements with the crew.

Another perk of private yacht hire at the Monaco Grand Prix is the option to plan a superyacht vacation after the Grand Prix draws to a close. When the races end, you can pull up anchor and head out to explore the beautiful coastlines of the Cote d’Azur.

Yachts in port at the Monaco Grand Prix

From the party hotspot of St Tropez, to the secluded beaches of the French island of Corsica, the region is brimming with popular charter destinations. You could even go as far as Italy, drinking in the beauty of Portofino or shopping in the designer boutiques of Sardinia.  

Unlike hospitality packages, which can be booked last-minute, you will have to start making arrangemens for a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter at least nine months before the event, particularly if you wish to secure a trackside berth.

These are notoriously difficult to get hold of, so be sure to go through a yacht charter broker with plenty of experience chartering a yacht for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Why Charter a Private Yacht for the Grand Prix?

To summarise why you should choose an F1 Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter:

  • Luxury and privilege of a private yacht all to yourself
  • Watch the races from anywhere on board
  • Share the experience with just friends and family
  • Option to throw parties for Grand Prix attendees
  • Accommodation is included
  • Option to charter around the South of France and surrounding areas afterwards

We have compiled an article of FAQ's about chartering a yacht at the Monaco Grand Prix, which you may find helpful.

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If you’d like to learn more about you can watch the Monaco Grand Prix, read our complete insider’s guide to Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter, where we provide FAQ’s on chartering, more information about how to book a yacht, and all the best entertainment around Monaco during the Grand Prix.

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