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Superyachts migrate from Cannes to the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

By Rebecca Bradbury   22 May 2018

A fleet of high-profile superyachts has begun migrating eastwards along the South of France, making their way from Cannes to Monte Carlo in time for the highly anticipated Monaco Grand Prix, which gets underway with practice sessions on Thursday 24 May.

After soaking up the star-studded allure of the 11-day Cannes Film Festival, which drew to a close on Saturday, the superyacht set will now gather in the glittering principality of Monaco for a thrilling weekend of motor car racing, glitz and glamour, and star-studded parties.  

Practice sessions one and two both take place on Thursday, while qualifying gets underway at 14.00 on Saturday before the main race kicks off on Sunday at 15.10.

Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after the Monaco Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel on the track at the Monaco Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton takes to the Monaco Grand Prix track in his Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton holds a 17-point lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship heading into this year’s sixth-round and he will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins for the 2018 F1 season.

The British driver, who has adopted Monaco as his home, appears to be in fine form after he dominated the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona a few weeks ago. But, he will be up against last year’s winner Sebastian Vettel, who is seeking to get his title bid back on track.

If Hamilton clinches the victory, it will be his third win in Monaco and he will equal his old Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s record, as well of that of Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart. Yet, he will still be three wins behind his childhood hero Ayrton Seanna.

The superyacht set will now gather in the glittering principality of Monaco for a thrilling weekend of motor car racing and star-studded parties

The finest way to take in the action is as part of a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter. Those lucky enough to secure a Zone A trackside berth will be able to feel the vibrations and hear the roar of engines as the world-class drivers speed by, as well as immerse themselves in the electric atmosphere.  

Competition for these coveted berths in Port Hercules is fierce and they must be booked well ahead of time. But, it is also possible to anchor off the coast of Monaco and take the tender ashore to catch the racing. As some spectacular yachts still have availability this weekend, there’s still time to arrange such a charter.

Another mainstay of the prestigious event is the lavish post-race parties. As always, once the racing concludes, superyacht parties will be in full swing, attracting a VIP guest list of racing car drivers, A-list celebrities, models and other big names and famous faces.

yachts in zone A in Port Hercules decked out in bunting for the Monaco Grand Prix
the centre of Monte Carlo, Monaco, during the Monaco Grand Prix
seating is erected nearby Port Hercules for the Monaco Grand Prix
a pit stop at the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo

Once the weekend has drawn to a close the Mediterranean yacht charter season will get into full swing.

For more details about a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter, speak to your preferred charter broker.

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


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