Getting Your Boat Trackside at the Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix, one of the biggest events in Formula One’s season is this weekend. Although the majority of eyes will be on the cars, we are just as interested in another race that happens a stones throw from the Monaco circuit. We are of course referring to the battle for the best mooring position in the Ports de Monaco, as boat owners jostle for the best view of the track. However, securing pole position is something that takes a huge amount of planning or contacts.
Mooring position priority is given to those directly involved with the Formula 1 Grand Prix and also their sponsors. It is this hurdle that most fall at first. Without a sponsorship letter confirming a boats connection to a particular driver or sponsor, applying for dockage within site of the track is near impossible. With all the complexities and back scratching that goes on in the Ports de Monaco over dockage applications, many can only rely on a brokerage with experience of securing a berth to help. The limited number of berths makes for a fierce competition getting onboard one of the trackside luxury yachts and also to their lavish after-parties. For those in the know, the experience of watching the world famous race from the comfort of the water is one worth fighting for. It is therefore no wonder why boat owners travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the cars flash by.
Unfortunately, all the mooring positions for this weekend’s racing were decided back in March, so unless you’re one of the lucky ones, you will be watch the action on television like us. No matter what kind of boat you own, the trip to the Monaco Grand Prix is certainly an experience worth bearing in mind for the future. Find flat rate berthing prices below:
A 25 metre yacht in Zone 4 (furthest from the quay) will set you back €6,400.
On the other end of the scale, a 125 metre in Zone 1 would cost €101,000.
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Article by Jack Bartrop