Held annually on the Circuit de Monaco, the Grand Prix de Monaco has long been regarded as one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world.
Taking place since 1929, each May, the streets of Monaco are transformed into the world’s most popular Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Race aside, the vibes and views are absolutely stunning; making this sporting event one of the top annual social gatherings of the season.
A bucket list item for the world’s most elite travelers, the Monaco Grand Prix has become the perfect backdrop for a weekend of wining, dining and indulging in the finer things in life for corporate an private yacht charters alike.
Next Monaco Grand Prix: May 21 – 24, 2020
Along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 hour Le Mans collectively, the Monaco Grand Prix is a key to the Triple Crown of Motorsport. British race car driver Graham Hill is the only driver to have ever completed the Triple Crown, winning all three races. The Monaco Grand Prix is an exhilarating spectacle that attracts tens of thousands of Formula One enthusiasts and billions of viewers every year.
Spread across two days of actual competition, one for qualifiers and another for the race itself, the Monaco Grand Prix is only complete when participants finish 78 laps, on a 3.3-kilometer circuit, through the winding city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, and past moored super yachts in the famed Port Hercule, Monaco’s main port. With its tight corners and rising elevation, this Formula One track is one of the most dangerous and demanding in the world.
If you’re a Formula One fan, attending the Monaco Grand Prix is a must. Even if you’re not, throughout the weekend, there is a little something for everyone. You’ll find hundreds of star-studded parties with some of the world’s most famous faces, like rockstars, supermodels, royalty, celebrities and more. Plus, just around the corner is the Cannes Film Festival – another A-list event for the world’s finest.
Chartering a Yacht for the Monaco Grand Prix
Regardless of why you’re in dazzling, coastal Monaco, it always pays to go on a yacht. In fact, even as an auto event, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the largest yachting events of the year. Aside from being the most glamorous way to travel, staying on a yacht is also a very practical options. As hotels tend to book up months, or even a year, prior to the actual races, staying on a yacht gives you both the best access to the race and built-in hotel accommodations.
There are two ways to incorporate a yacht into your Monaco Grand Prix experience:
First, you can rent a berth. This berth is located right in the main port, and prices start at around €15,000. You’ll have a perfect view of the race, and as an added bonus, you can host celebratory parties on your yacht immediately after.
Second, you can anchor just outside of the port of Monaco. This area won’t give you a perfect view of the races, but you’ll still get somewhat of a view and be right in the heart of the event’s party-all-night vibes. To make up for the view, most people who choose to stay in this area book lunch in one of the many high-rises around Monaco. Then, you can come back to your crewed yacht and host the part of a lifetime – one befitting of a glitterati-filled global event like the Monaco Grand Prix.