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Monaco Yacht Charter Information

Monaco is ideally located in South Western Europe on the northern central coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Its neighbour France surrounds it on three sides and its centre is about 16 km from Italy.

It is ideally located where one can easily cruise to Italy for the day or just to have lunch as it is bounded by the Italian Riviera to the east and the French Riviera to the west, where one can easily travel to Cannes, Nice or St Tropez.

The major landmarks of Monaco are the Princess Grace Rose Gardens, Princes Palace, Saint Martin Gardens, Monaco Cathedral, Marlborough Fine Arts Gallery and the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium.

There are two ports in Monaco, the Hercules Port and the Fontvielle Port. The Hercules Port is a natural bay at the bottom of the ancestral rock of the princes of Monaco. It is among the few, if not the only deep-water port of the French Riviera. The new sea wall makes it possible to welcome major cruise ships, up to 300 metres in length.

This new outer port also make it possible to create an additional dock for hosting some twenty yachts from 35 to 60 metres and two of 100 metres. This has brought the total capacity of Hercules Port to 700 berths.

The Port of Fontvielle is found at bottom of the Rock of Monaco to the east and is one of the most sheltered in the region, being protected from the easterly winds by the rock and from the southerly and westerly swell by the large sea wall, which provides protection to the entire Fontvielle area.

At the very heart of the residential area of Fontvieille, the marina offers full facilities for both amateur sailors who are simply passing through and longer-stay visitors. This haven of peace can accommodate up to 275 boats with a maximum draught of three metres.

Several great events take place at Monaco which makes it ideal for yacht charters such as the Monaco F1 Grand Prix which is held annually in Monaco, Cannes. The Monaco Grand Prix is said to be one of the worlds great auto races.

With the ambiance and captivating beauty of the cliffs and high rises of Monaco as a backdrop, it is little wonder why so many companies choose the Monaco Grand Prix as an event to entertain business associates and clients.

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