Monaco Capitale du Yachting

ABOUT​

Legacy of yesterday

From its legitimacy as a maritime nation to its location and renown as a tourist destination, the Principality has many advantages and facilities to meet owners and sailors expectations. 

Over the last century, it has established itself as a coveted port of call and centre of excellence, reflected in the high number of services – brokers, shipping agents, legal services, banks, insurance, naval architects, designers, etc. – operating all year round. It was to federate all these Monaco-based yachting professionals that the Cluster Yachting Monaco was set up in 2014.

1862

First regattas with a handful of visionary enthusiasts, making Monaco an unmissable winter resort.

The Société des Régates was officially created on the initiative of Prince Louis II to develop the practice of water sports and to organise regattas during the winter season.

Creation of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

The SBM creates the International Motorboat Exhibition and Meeting, where the main manufacturers come to test their new engines. It's a worldwide success.

Motorboat meetings, international regattas as well as many other nautical activities (big game fishing, scuba diving...), while training generationsof sailors at the Sailing School, created in 1957.

In April 1984, HSH Prince Albert II was appointed by his father Prince Rainier III to assume the role of President of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

Launched in 1985 at the instigation of HSH Prince Albert II, a year after becoming the Yacht Club de Monaco's president, the Primo Cup has established itself as the big meeting that opens the season in the Mediterranean for Europe's one-design elite.

Creation of the Monaco Yacht Show.

In 2005, the President launched the La Belle Classe label to unite owners around a Charter promoting essential values: respect for etiquette, protecting the environment, preserving our maritime heritage and encouraging innovation in the superyacht sector, with the desire to support new destinations wanting to establish Yacht Club across the world.

On 20th June 2014, the Yacht Club turned a new page in its history with the opening of a new Clubhouse in a building designed by Lord Foster. In line with the Sovereign's wishes, this superb showcasefor the sector in Monaco led to the creation of the Cluster "Yachting Monaco" to affirm the Principality's position as luxury yachting's world capital.

The SEA (Superyacht Eco Association) Index label was launched in September 2020. This is a customized tool designed to assess and improve the environmental performance of yachts, and meet environmental objectives for lowering carbon emissions.

Initiated by Yacht Club de Monaco in 2012 this project to consolidate the Principality's position as a centre of excellence for the sector, has been given a whole new international dimension as: Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting.

1862

First regattas with a handful of visionary enthusiasts, making Monaco an unmissable winter resort.

1888

The Société des Régates was officially created on the initiative of Prince Louis II to develop the practice of water sports and to organise regattas during the winter season.

1904

The SBM creates the International Motorboat Exhibition and Meeting, where the main manufacturers come to test their new engines. It is a worldwide success.

19 May 1953

Creation of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

1954

Motorboat meetings, international regattas as well as many other nautical activities (big game fishing, scuba diving...), while training generations of sailors at the Sailing School, created in 1957.

1984

Primo Cup, transatlantique Monaco-New York

1994

La Monaco Classic Week, la création et la coordination durant cinq années d’un circuit unique de yachts d’époque et classique, le Prada Challenge for Classic Yachts. 

1998

Whitbread Round the World Race

2005

La Belle Classe Tradition  / Palermo-Monte Carlo

2014

Creation of the "Yachting Monaco" Cluster, a group of Monaco-based companies and organisations dedicated to providing the best services and products to the yachting and maritime sector.

2015

"La Belle Classe Academy", a training centre specialising in luxury yachting. A move to affirm Monaco's position as the world capital of super yachts.
First European J/70 Championship

2018

First edition of the Monaco Globe Series

2020

Launch of the SeaIndex in collaboration with Credit Suisse to evaluate the CO2 emissions of superyachts / The beautiful Explorer Class

2022

Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting

“Yachting, like any sector, has to evolve and modernise”

Frédéric Genta

Country Chief Digital Officer in charge of Monaco’s Digital Transition

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Innovation for tomorrow

To affirm Monaco’s position as a centre of excellence, and an exemplary model in terms of protecting the environment, but also on a societal and educational level, the principle stakeholders signed a Commitment Charter testifying to their involvement in this collective approach.

SEA INDEX

Phase II

The scope of the Superyacht Eco Association (SEA), is to increase the yachting industry’s awareness of its carbon impact on the environment and to strengthen the commitment of the Principality of Monaco as a center of excellence, innovation and environmental leadership in the field of yachting.

MONACO OCEAN WEEK

2022

As part of Monaco Ocean Week organised by the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Monaco Government, in partnership with the Monaco Oceanographic Institute & Scientific Centre of Monaco,Yacht Club de Monaco offers a complete programme dedicated to Yachting.

Energy boat challenge

4-9 July 2022

Loyal to a tradition of innovation at the first powerboat meetings held here, the Yacht Club de Monaco is an incubator that supports yachting R&D. This event aims to stimulate the creativity of tomorrow’s engineers and the industry to develop propulsion methods using clean energy.

Claudia Batthyany

Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting Project Manager

Claudia Batthyany

Bernard d'Alessandri

Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary

Bernard d'Alessandri

Expert Team

To unite owners around Yachting Values

Monaco Capitale du Yachting