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Charter Yachts Gather as Monaco Grand Prix 2017 Gets Underway

By Rebecca Bradbury   25 May 2017

Port Hercules in Monaco is teaming with a fine fleet of superyachts, all primed to catch the unmissable action of the Monaco Grand Prix 2017, which gets underway today with practice and qualifying sessions.

Over the past week, many superyachts have been migrating from Cannes to Monaco after soaking up the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival. Now charterers and yacht owners alike will be preparing for a thrilling weekend of motor car racing and star-studded parties.

A major world sporting meet and the Mediterranean’s premier social event, the Monaco Grand Prix will continue on Saturday with further qualifying sessions before the main event kicks off at 2pm local time on Sunday.

Monaco is the most glamorous round of the Formula 1 championship, but its circuit also provides one of the sternest tests of a driver’s reflexes and car control. All eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton to see if he can follow up last year’s victory and replace Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Formula One standings.

Monaco Grand Prix track curves round Port Hercules which is lined with superyachts
Red Bull driver in action at the Monaco Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton in action at the Monaco Grand Prix

The very best place to take in the action is from the comfort of a luxury yacht berthed in the renowned Zone A track section, with some of the yachts here expected to host VIP parties once the racing is over.

A number of charter yachts have been spotted throughout the port and these include two Codecasa builds, the 65m/213ft motor yacht ‘Double Down’ and the 50m/164ft motor yacht MARIU.

The 45m/146ft charter yacht ‘Costa Magna’ from Turquoise is in Monaco too and, capable of hosting up to 120 people quayside, she is an ideal choice for an event charter.

Others thought to be getting ready for the adrenaline-packed weekend include Sunseeker’s 47m/155ft superyacht BLUSH, the 44m/144ft motor yacht G3 from Heesen and the 45m/146ft Feadship superyacht HARLE.    

The very best place to take in the action is from the comfort of a luxury yacht berthed in the renowned Zone A track section

crowds gather on superyachts lined-up trackside at the Monaco Grand Prix
motor yacht MARIU cruising in the Mediterranean on a luxury yacht charter
view of stern on motor yacht BLUSH as the sun sets over the horizon
superyacht HARLE has been spotted at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

For more details on chartering a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, compare all luxury yachts available for charter in Monaco.


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