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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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1988: Yachts berth close to the track

Ah, the 80s. Big hair, big shoulder pads and a big focus on yacht windows. Aside from the classic yacht (third one in) with the Portuguese bridge, all the motor yachts trackside at the Monaco Grand Prix in this picture from 1988 have some rather interesting superstructure design choices that place them in this particular era.

Aggressively angled wheelhouses, triangular shaped windows and tinted blue flybridge windscreens are on trend. Also trending, only half the yachts are now flying pennants and there seems to be a lot of swimwear as the outfit of choice and a lot more skin on show.

Here we can see that the yachts are clearly starting to take centre stage, with McLaren Honda driver Alain Prost of France racing past them – he finished first place that year.

Photo courtesy Getty Images

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