The luxurious lifestyle on offer in Monaco has long made it a revered yachting destination, popular with those who prefer the finer things that life has to offer. Those who have invested in Monaco real estate or a rental property are fortunate enough to find themselves on the doorstep of one of the most exclusive yacht clubs in the world. The Principality’s prestigious yachting club, the Yacht Club De Monaco, is one of the most respected on the international yachting scene.
A Cosmopolitan Yacht Club
Counting a quarter of the world’s 100 largest superyachts among its members, the club’s aim is to unite all yachting players, from owners to crew and industry professionals. The current membership amounts to over 1,600 people from 66 nationalities, making it a bastion of diversity and inclusivity.
The Yacht Club De Monaco was founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and has been presided over by HSH Prince Sovereign Albert II since 1984. Indeed, the club itself, as well as the services it offers, is certainly fit for royalty.
Situated right in the heart of Monaco on Quai Louis II, the YCM Marina is the preferred choice for over-wintering berth facilities in Monaco. There are 26 superyacht berths from 28-60m and only the highest standard of customer service and security to ensure that you have everything you need for the duration of your stay.
Thanks to the craftsmanship of renowned designers Lord Norman Foster, Jacques Grange and Nelson Wilmot, the clubhouse is a stunning place to recover after a day on the ocean. Its numerous facilities include a gym, spa, swimming pool, hotel, restaurant and over 2,000 m2 of terrace space, not to mention a choice of two bars serving the finest champagne in the region.
Keeping Good Company
The club’s pursuit of fine luxury even extends into its elite partners club. Rolex, Credit Suisse, Riva, Maserati, Moet Hennessy, Hermes, and Fendi are just some of the brands with which the yacht club enjoys superb relationships. They share the same values of exclusivity and dynamism.
However, it is unarguably the social side of membership that is its primary benefit. The Yacht Club de Monaco plays a leading role within the local community and hosts a wide range of exclusive events for its members. These include sporting events such as the Monaco Europa Cup and the Solar Boat Challenge, social events such as Russian New Year and art exhibitions, as well as various conferences, cocktail parties, and soirees. Above all, it is a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals and an ideal way to make business connections away from the environment of the office or meeting room.
For more information on membership into this elite pillar of Monaco’s yachting community and to fly its esteemed burgee from your yacht, simply contact the club directly.