As the Formula 1 season kicks off each year, there’s a particular round racing enthusiasts eagerly wait for. That is the Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco, arguably one of the most exclusive events of the year. An event of this stature, in a location this lavish, attracts spectators from all corners of the globe, each keen to catch a glimpse of the rumbling supercars as they race through the streets of Monte Carlo.
For those who want to be part of the action, experiencing the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix from a superyacht is incomparable. You have the French Riviera as your backdrop, a bustling atmosphere of excitement and prestige all around you, and a VIP network of well-heeled holiday-makers everywhere you turn. The best part of this glitzy event is being out in the open on your vessel’s top deck, as supercars whiz past you faster than you can say “Côte d’Azur”.
Attending the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix
In 2023, The Yacht Life Co-Founder and Charter Experience Broker Joey Dunleavy, booked a superyacht for her Australian client AGENXY who was hosting this glamorous event. It was an exceptional weekend full of entertainment, brand engagements, premium beverages and the finest cuisine.
Docked in Port Hercules, Joey and a number of high profile guests spent their time on board this magnificent 48 metre superyacht. The vessel provided a detailed experiential itinerary and hosted a number of sponsored activations curated by AGENXY in the lead up to the prestigious automobile race.
Finnish F1 driver, Valterri Bottas, made an appearance, as did Sky Sports presenters Simon Lazenby and David Croft. German singer Au/Ra provided live entertainment and delectable refreshments were always in hand. The main beverage bar on board was activated with Moët Chandon, U’luvka Vodka, Celosa Rosé Tequila, and Valtteri Bottas’ brand, OATH Gin.
A high-stakes poker tournament catered by the famed Knightsbridge Game took place on the sundeck. Live music set the ambience for the occasion, and OATH Gin was flowing.
Valterri Bottas was amongst the festivities throughout the event, offering an exclusive interview and making an OATH gin cocktail just the way he likes it. It was a highlight for all of the guests on board.
Those with an acquired taste for Irish Whiskey were delighted when Craft Irish Whiskey held an educational tasting. There were a selection of bottles displayed for sale, including the company’s ultra-rare, record-breaking US$2million Emerald Isle Collection whiskey set. An exclusive release of just 7 sets celebrating the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. The set includes the oldest and rarest triple distilled single malt whiskey, an 18k yellow gold Fabergé Celtic Egg, handcrafted by fourth-generation Fabergé Workmaster and an exquisite timepiece.
Adding to the calibre of this extraordinary event was a private dining experience enjoyed by Michael Kors and their distinguished influencers. Taking place on the second level deck, the space featured branded furnishings in an opulent setting. A fine dining menu was customised for the sitting and privacy was given when requested. Evidently, anything is possible on a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix.
If the fancy itinerary, esteemed guests and exuberant atmosphere isn’t enough to sell you on this once in a lifetime spectacle, the destination sure will. Set between a sparkling ocean and sloping rocky hills, this second smallest country in the world is a truly unique place. Historic architecture, sumptuous real estate and the majestic blue Mediterranean sea all fuse together to create a dazzling world of luxury and glamour. Your superyacht will offer an incredible outlook as you sit back with your afternoon aperitivo taking in this magical scene.
The 2024 event
The date has already been set for the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 2024 with the international competition taking place from Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th May. With the promise of seeing the fastest cars attempt the 3.3km circuit in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, attending this event at least once in your lifetime is highly encouraged. For next year’s event, Joey has booked and secured a 67m superyacht for AGENXY. Consider this your personal invitation.