What it costs to moor a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix
Watch a superyacht guest strut on a treadmill on the deck of his yacht, while watching F1
Monaco. Billionaire’s Playground. The kleptomaniac’s kryptonite. The ludomaniac’s lair. City of superyachts. Monaco is known as a fabulous place to spend money like a savage (and to strut on a treadmill on the deck of your superyachtlooking at F1).
Speaking of which, you might be interested to know how much it costs to moor a superyacht in Monaco during the Monaco Grand Prix. To answer this burning question, DMARGE spoke to Istanbul-based luxury yacht manager Candaş Balci.
Balci told us that booking a fairly average berth in Monaco “for a week of F1” was around 30,000 euros “for a 35-meter motor yacht for a place that didn’t have a view of the track but inside the harbour”.
Balci explained: “There are different parts of the marina which have different rates depending on where the yacht will be.”
“Whether he sees the track or not, the price also changes,” Bali told us.
“The berths that see the runway directly were around 50-100,000 euros for the week, which is almost their annual mooring fee at a normal marina.”
Browse Reddit On the F1 tech page, a user posts a link to a photo that purports to give a list of Monaco prices for 2019. The prices that appear in the photo seem more or less consistent with the prices Balci gave to DMARGE.
Another Reddit user said: “My previous owner worked on super yachts and also introduced me to f1 so I could at least give you an anecdotal answer. He said renting the slip during race week was around 100,000 and there was usually an “offer to the harbor master” of 20,000 in a separate transaction He called it a bribe, but I’m not sure let it be fair for me to use his characterization.
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Forbes also wrote about this a few years ago. They reported: “To moor in one of the most expensive marinas in the world during peak season, a superyacht owner can be expected to pay up to $4,130 per night, and during events At prime times such as the Monaco Grand Prix, fares can skyrocket to $100,000 or more for a five-day stay in Monaco’s prime berths.
Port Hercule in Monaco has 700 berths. THATin agreement with 212 Boats“During the Monaco Grand Prix, the port is packed, with berths booked well in advance of the event.”
212 Boats also states that to obtain a berth, you must complete a port request form. This is a highly competitive process.
“To have the best chance of success, it is essential to submit this form as soon as possible”, 212 Boats states.
“To do this you must first select your charter yacht as the technical details of the vessel must be specified on the form. Those directly associated with Formula 1, Monaco Grand Prix and event sponsors are accelerated in the process, which contributes to the extremely competitive nature of this process”, (212 Boats).
There you have it: you can add knowing how much it costs to moor a superyacht in Monaco to your list of superyacht knowledge (which should also include knowing what it costs to spend a week on a superyacht in the Mediterranean and why traveling across Europe on a superyacht is more stressful than you might think).
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