Monaco Grand Prix: Formula 1 Heads Home

The Monaco Grand Prix is without doubt one of, if not the most, prestigious events in the Formula One Racing calendar. Having been named the home of F1 Racing, as the residence of a number of F1 drivers, it is also the host of the Historic Grand Prix, which has already taken place.

From Thursday 24 May to Sunday 27 May 2018, all eyes are on the racetrack that runs through this billionaire’s playground, with tensions high as it is renowned to be one of the most challenging to navigate.

Favourites Red Bull and Ferrari head to Monaco with high hopes, whilst Mercedes have some concerns over the manoeuvrability of their car on the slow, tight track around the Principality. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is 17 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari following wins in the past two races, but with doubts from the team, it is unclear whether Mercedes will remain in pole position.

Take a look at @boatbookings on Instagram for updates as we follow the qualifiers and final race, live from the French Riviera!

The ultimate way to experience the race is undoubtedly from a berth in the Port on your very own luxury yacht charter; away from the commotion of the crowds, sit back and relax as you watch the high-speed entertainment on board a stunning charter yacht. Book now for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix; bookings must be secured by November to ensure a spot in the lively Port. Our favourite yacht TOBY is ideal for a weekend at the F1 Race; enquire now so we can plan an amazing charter for you!

Get in contact today to organise your charter for the Monaco Grand Prix; take a look at our French Riviera Day Charter Page to discover more about chartering for the day in this iconic region of France, including St-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez.

Top 5 Spring Monaco Events

Monaco is the most exclusive principality in the world, offering the finest real estate, luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants, clubs and events.

Port_Hercule_in_Monaco_2161_4315 Monte-Carlo hosts the Rolex Masters Tennis tournament next week, which welcomes the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer before showcasing the world’s finest vehicles at Top Marques Monaco the week after. Don’t forget the start of the series of historic car races with the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, e-Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix in May 2016. If you’re looking for a destination this summer that has something for everyone, look no further than the French Riviera.

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Montblanc Jewelry Full of Grace

Monaco is one of the most desirable yachting locations in the world, known for its prestigious dining and exclusive nightlife, it has become quite the hub for the rich and famous. One of the attractions is the royal family; Grace Kelly is a well loved figure after the actress married into the family, becoming the Princess of Monaco. Her tragic death has led Montblanc to create a collection of jewellery, timepieces and writing instruments as a tribute.


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Summer 2015 Monte Carlo Yacht Charter with QUANTUM


Monte Carlo is one of the most recognisable cities in the world, perfect for your 2015 summer holiday. If you are looking for a gastronomic extravaganza, some of the most prestigious hotels in the world or a spot of haute couture retail therapy, Monaco has it all to offer. Japanese cuisine is currently taking the principality by storm with FUJI at The Metropole and Nobu at The Fairmont being two of the most sought after venues.

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Remaining Yacht Availability for Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Are you looking for a new way to incentivise your colleagues or clients? The Monaco Grand Prix is the ultimate way to celebrate success and motivate both existing colleagues and prospective clients for continued growth. This year’s event is the standout fixture on a very busy F1 schedule, taking place between the 21st and the 24th May. The 2015 season promises to be even more competitive than ever before, so there is no better time to go!

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An Insight into the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

The Monaco Yacht Show 2014 is going to be the biggest show to date, graced with the world’s finest crewed motor and sailing Superyachts. The usual venue of Port Hercules has been transformed in recent months with the construction of the new Yacht Club de Monaco, which has not only enhanced the amenities on offer but also opened up plenty of new berths available for Super and Mega yachts.

The Boatbookings Team will be attending the show on the lookout for the very best yachts for your next charter, whether throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia. The 2012 Acico crewed motor yacht NASSIMA, available for charter in the South of France is bound to be popular on Quai Chicane. Graced with contemporary living spaces, spacious decks and a can-do crew, NASSIMA is the quintessential modern day charter yacht.

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The Monaco Yacht Show is synonymous with bringing the yachting industry together and there is no better place to bring large groups of people together than on a boat! NASSIMA can respond to your desires and requirements, whether it is a relaxed al-fresco lunch with colleagues or formal dinners on the aft deck. Her elegant, sophisticated and stylish decor will satisfy even the most discerning charter guests, providing the platform for a very memorable time onboard.

Nassima Decks

September is a busy month in the South of France with the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show and the prestigious Voiles de Cannes and St Tropez. The weather is stunning and the yachts are still in the water, so make the most of the rest of the summer rays!

An Insight into Monaco Grand Prix on a Luxury Palmer Johnson Yacht Charter!

After our recent posts on Monaco, we are getting extremely excited for this years Monte Carlo Grand Prix. If you have never been to the event before, get ready for the most prestigious race in the motor sport world. High speeds, tight corners and the lavish setting have made the Monaco Grand Prix one of the most sought after spectacles in the world, which is made even better from a private luxury yacht charter!

BLUE ICE is a real head turner and still has availability for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2013. She is sporty, sleek, and elegant Palmer Johnson, accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 luxurious cabins. Whether you want to take your closest friends and family or colleagues and suppliers, everyone will be amazed by this incredible yacht. Her interior combines beautiful furniture with open-plan entertaining spaces, as well as having spacious decks and a magnificent jacuzzi. We recently came across this video footage of some of the best races in the Grand Prix’s history. Make sure you are at this years event, which is bound to excite and create even more memories!

Are you interested in chartering on the French Riviera? At, we welcome destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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An Alternative Day Charter Yacht on the French Riviera

Many people associate the French Riviera with luxury motor yachts and super yachts, often forgetting that the West Mediterranean is home to some of the best sailing yachts and catamarans on the charter market. With the majority of monohulls and catamarans having a minimum charter duration of a week, what do you do if you are in town for a few days or only want a day charter?


At Boatbookings, we have developed great partnerships with a few suppliers to make day charters possible. Whether you want a luxury monohull from Antibes and Cannes, or a catamaran from Menton, it is now possible to experience the joy of a days sailing!

TATOUNE is one of our favourite options for a catamaran charter from Menton and Monaco. This luxurious Lagoon 400, skippered by the very experienced Wilfred, accommodates up to 8 guests. A typical day on TATOUNE would include a trip down the coast past the beautiful Villefranche to Cannes with a luxury pic-nic between the Iles des Lerins. A slow cruise back to Menton with regular swimming stops around St Jean Cap Ferrat will ensure a very memorable day out. If you think that you would like to book a weeks catamaran charter but have never done so before, this opportunity is priceless for giving you a feel for chartering.

MOJITO is a very good alternative for a luxury monohull charter. This crewed monohull does both day and weekly yacht charters, providing guests with great flexibility. She has a wonderful crew, who will do everything in their power to ensure a successful day at sea. There is nothing better than cruising slowly down the Riviera with stops at Esterel and Saint-Raphael.

At, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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Maintenance of your Luxury Super Yacht, Part II

November is a key month in the yachting calendar, as luxury charter yachts are taken out of the water for maintenance and refurbishment after their busy summer schedule in time for the Winter Caribbean season. We have already seen MI SUENO’s recent maintenance work at the ground breaking Rybovich centre and ECLIPSE has followed suit after her recent maintenance work at the Fincantieri shipyard. ECLIPSE, a 162.5m motor yacht is the world’s largest super yacht and took 70 workers and four weeks to complete at the Trieste San Marco shipyard.

Fincantieri are continuing with the construction of a second super yacht at its Muggiano facility, following the release of the 134m SERENE and the 140m VICTORY in 2011. Three concept projects are in the process of being released by Fincantieri, including the 88m VIRAGE88. the 145m FORTISSIMO which features a gas turbine by Ken Freivoch and the 142m ARMONIA, styled by Andrea Vallicelli.

O’MEGA is one of our favourite luxury crewed super yachts that is available for charter in the Mediterranean and is the ideal choice for exploring the natural beauty of the French and Italian Rivieras. She accommodates up to 30 guests in 15 cabins, allowing you to take all of your closest family and friends, as well as having great space to entertain them.


Watch this space for the latest industry reviews, destination information and yachting gadgets. If you would like help to organise your next luxury yacht, monohull or catamaran charter, please contact us on, where one of our senior brokers would be delighted to assist you.

The Best Way to maintain your Luxury Super Yacht!

Whether it is a 30ft monohull or a 300ft super yacht. the maintenance of any vessel is paramount to ensure maximum comfort, safety and enjoyment for charter guests on board. The logistics of boat repairs are often troublesome and costly for any yacht but even greater for a super yacht, due to their size and weight. However, super yacht owners will be happy to hear there is now an easy way to maintain their yacht, thanks to the new 3000 ton Rybovich floating dry dock in Palm Beach, South Florida. The centre is aimed to help yacht owners to conduct routine maintenance of their vessels and is ideally situated for the yachts to be in the very best condition for their Christmas charters in the Caribbean.
Jacuzzi-on-board-MI-SUENO-luxury-yacht-charterThe first vessel to use the Rybovich floating dock was MI SUENO, a stunning 57.5m [190ft.] Trinity Yacht. She is luxurious in every regard and provides grandeur, as well as all of the latest technology and modern fittings that you would expect on a super yacht. She serves her summer season out of  Monaco and makesthe ideal choice for a special charter along the French and Italian Riviera’s. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 beautiful staterooms, including a master suite which is split over two levels, offering great space and style.
Luxury-super-yacht-MI-SUENO-available-for-summer-charter-from-MonacoCaptain Glynn Smith was excited to find that the opening of the dock coincided with his schedule and was extremely happy with the service: “Rybovich achieved a flawless lift that seemed so routine as if they had been doing it for many years.  This is a great step forward for the superyacht service industry in South Florida” The new centre is sending positive waves around the whole industry and has been called a ‘transformational event’ by the Rybovich president. They believe that the centre will attract a large number of super yachts to the area and thus improving the area.

For more information on how to maintain your boat, including how to make the whole process more impressive and efficient, please check out our posts. Watch this space for the latest yachting trends, destination information and gossip. To enquire please visit our website or send us an email at