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The coolest yachts to charter at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix

15 March 2023 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Heralding the unofficial start of the Mediterranean yachting season, the Monaco Grand Prix brings roaring races, A-lister events and a swell of superyacht titans to the principality each year. The event is one of just two Formula One fixtures on the calendar that can be watched from on board as the yachts moor stern to the track in Port Hercules. Catch the best views of the action from one of these yachts, available to charter at the 2023 race.


Guaranteed to garner plenty of attention, the 60.9-metre Arience is one of the largest charter yachts available for charter at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. She was built by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen and delivered in 2012, featuring interior and exterior styling by Reymond Langton Design. You can enjoy front-row seats to race from her expansive sun deck, but if you want a bird's eye view - head up to the circular observation lounge. Or simply relax and soak in the action from the hot tub on the owner's private deck on the bow. Arience sleeps 12 guests and 16 crew, with plenty of space for parties, too.

Arience is available to charter with Cecil Wright with a weekly rate from €595,000.


Feadship's 43-metre superyacht Go, delivered by the Dutch yard in 2010, has secured a spot in Monaco's Port Hercules. She is one of the largest yachts of her size on the water and features excellent deck space – ideal for catching all the race day action. She's also super stylish, with clean lines, modern furnishings and contemporary design running throughout. The spacious yacht accommodates 10 guests and nine crew, plus more for parties, of course.

Go is available to charter with Y.CO with a weekly rate from €200,000.


The Grand Prix was traditionally considered a gentleman's sport, so where better to watch it than a classic gentleman's yacht. The 35.4-metre Alhambra, delivered by Dutch yard Feadship in 1970, enjoyed a modern refit in 2021 that added contemporary touches to her classic styling. Accommodating 10 guests and six crew, racing fans can bask in the atmosphere from the yacht's large sundeck, two al fresco lounges, or the foredeck, featuring a bar.

Alhambra is available to charter with Northrop & Johnson with a weekly rate from €55,000.


Catching plenty of attention in her spot at anchor, Palmer Johnson’s 52.4-metre gold-hulled DB9 is the perfect yacht for entertaining over the Formula One weekend. She’s primed for hosting Monaco Grand Prix yacht charters, with three pools, an integrated speaker system and an expansive sundeck for soaking up the rays. With her sharp, sporty look and supercar-inspired name, DB9 is completely at home at the F1.

DB9 is available to charter with Worth Avenue Yachts with a weekly rate from $25,000,000.

Phoenix 2

Making her way onto the rankings of one of the finest charter yachts on the market, Phoenix 2 has some rare availability at the Monaco Grand Prix. The 90 metre Lürssen was designed inside and out by Winch Design to capture the art deco spirit of New York. She is finished with a 5.7-metre firebird figurehead that rises up from the bow like the eagles mounted on the Chrysler building.

Inside, Phoenix 2 is an entertainer at heart and even features a piano lounge, commissioned for an owner with a penchant for music. According to Andrew Winch the 90 metre Lürssen has played host to some world-class musicians and extravagant soirees over the years. Adding to The Great Gatsby vibes, a six-panelled gold-bas relief by DKT Artworks overlooks the custom Steinway.

Phoenix 2 is available to charter with Edmiston with a weekly rate of €1,150,000.


Competing with the racing cars for attention is the sleek 49.5-metre motor yacht Khalilah, delivered by American yard Palmer Johnson in 2014. Catch the race from her large aft deck or for panoramic views and a hot tub, head to the sundeck. Inside the yacht's bold, gold exteriors, she sleeps 11 guests and nine crew and features interior styling by Luxury Projects and Palmer Johnson's in-house design team.

Khalilah is available to charter with Fraser with a weekly rate from €255,000.


Hot on the heels of an all-encompassing 2023 refit, the 50.4-metre Emerald is a fine flagbearer for classic Feadship style, with her clean lines and well-balanced profile. Returning to the charter fleet after 16 months in the yard she is now more than two metres longer and boasts a striking new paint job, reflective of her new name. Primed for entertaining, Emerald boasts a vast sundeck – a perfect spot to take in the Grand Prix excitement – and has a bar on hand to keep the cocktails flowing. 

Emerald is managed for charter with TWW with a weekly rate of €210,000.


The 66.4-metre Okto was built in Italy by ISA and delivered in 2014, instantly becoming an icon. Now scheduled to be in Monaco in May, the yacht, listed for charter with Camper & Nicholsons, is set to be one of the most in-demand charters at anchor during the Grand Prix. She was designed by Andrea Vallicelli with interior styling by Alberto Pinto, and can accommodate up to 11 guests in six cabins, and 16 crew. Her spacious decks offer plenty of room to celebrate the race day action, while her six-metre infinity edge pool and elevated sundeck Jacuzzi are great places to soak in the atmosphere.

Okto is available to charter with Camper & Nicholsons with a weekly rate from €480,000.


Having won a World Superyacht Award for her attention-grabbing, vertical-plumb bow exterior, Soundwave will be sure to turn heads during the Monaco Grand Prix. A monochrome masterpiece of poise and comfort, the 63-metre yacht was the second bluff-bowed boat Benetti has ever built, and features a wonderful sundeck, primed for entertaining.

But for those looking for some recovery after high-octane-action at the Grand Prix, the top deck of Soundwave is dedicated to wellness, complete with a massage room, steam room and shower area as well as a mosaic-tiled hot tub for unwinding. A small seating area with a kitchenette allows the crew to serve up smoothies or other healthy snacks to refuel after a day at the races.

Soundwave is available to charter with Y.CO with a weekly rate of €650,000.

Royal Falcon One

This 41-metre Custom catamaran will be turning heads in Monaco during the Grand Prix, not just because of her sweeping superstructure and visor-like windows, but as one of the few catamarans at the event. Designed by the Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet with the F.A Porsche Design Studio, Royal Falcon One is a futuristic-looking entertainer, with a sundeck featuring a Jacuzzi spa tub with cushioned sun pads and an exterior lounge aft on the main deck. She has three bars on board and generous spaces for post-race parties.

Royal Falcon One is available for charter with Fraser with a weekly rate of €195,000. 

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