Under the aegis of its ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’ approach, Monaco Yacht Club has become a platform of communication, hosting international events and, under its President HSH Prince Albert II, it aims to position the Principality as a spearhead for responsible yachting in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a press release tells us.

“Monaco has long fostered a tradition of innovation since the turn of the 20th century when it organised the first powerboat meetings, a living heritage we will pay tribute to during Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe (13-16 September). Now, we are returning to the pure yachting DNA, a more authentic and measured usage by putting forward sustainable solutions. This necessary evolution allows us to be in tune with core values shared by owners and those who love the sea”, said Bernard d’Alessandri, Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary and President of Cluster Yachting Monaco.

Organised by Monaco Marina Management (M3), the Monaco Smart and Sustainable Marina Rendezvous focuses on presenting the latest advances to encourage construction and development of virtuous marinas. Entrepreneurs, industrialists, investors, marina operators and promotors and architects are among the 250-plus professionals from all over the world gathering to discover the latest innovative solutions and discuss their application in round tables.

The meeting is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Extended Monaco, a Government digital transition programme for the Principality, as well as Bombardier, MB92 Group, Xerjoff and Royal Caviar House. The event ends on 25th September with the International Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards for the following categories: Startups & Scaleups, identified by positive impact innovation experts Blumorpho, Marinas and Architects plus a new ideas competition to inspire architects and student architects to create attractive, functional and sustainable waterfronts. The renowned French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte will chair the jury.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Press release (edited)