The Société d’exploitations des Ports de Monaco will begin erecting a floating grandstand, complete with 400 seats, the day after the 2024 Monaco E-Prix race on Saturday, April 27.

Two yachts will make way for SEPM’s floating grandstand, as it takes its place a stone’s throw away from the Monaco Yacht Club, alongside the ‘Nouvelle Chicane’ section of the circuit. Such strategic placement allows for spectators to see their favourite Formula 1 drivers take on one of the trickiest sections of an already demanding track, as they are forced to brake hard and overtake slowly.

The catch is that access to the floating grandstand will be possible only for SEPM customers and their guests, meaning that you can only purchase a pass if your ship is moored in Monaco, the port of Cala del Forte in Ventimiglia or in Cap d’Ail.

400 three-day passes, from May 24 to 26, are on offer for 4,800 and 5,400 euros each, depending on where the prospective spectator’s ship is moored. A drinks and snacks service is included, of course.

The 4,800 pass is only available to those who have moored in Cala del Forte, from where they will be able to travel to the grandstand on the high-speed ‘Monaco One’ shuttle. 80 passes have already been sold.

This project is estimated to cost more than one million euros, and the construction of the 600m² platform should last three weeks, ready for completion before the big race on Sunday, May 26.

All images courtesy of the Société d’exploitations des Ports de Monaco