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9 decades of yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix

9 decades of yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco Grand Prix Yachts

1972: Motor yachts join the party

In 1972, the F1 race cars are starting to look more modern than the yachts that line the harbour. But don’t let this fool you, yachts are keeping apace.

Only a year later, for instance, the Jon Bannenberg design The One, launched as Carinthia VI, debuts – which is still regarded as one of the most beautiful yachts in the world and has gone on to inspire modern builds like Lürssen’sLimitless.

In the photo above, French driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise drives his BRM to victory, winning the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix. The yachts in background watching the race all fly the classic pennant flags and look very stately indeed.

Photo courtesy Getty Images

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