Cluster Yachting Monaco Open Days 

Thursday 4th May 2023. Cluster Yachting Monaco’s first of the Open Days 2023 gathered over a 150 yachting professionals as well as a fleet of yachts moored in the YCM Marina.

What’s new in the Luxury Yachting market?

Professionals, partners and pre-registered customers had the opportunity to visit the 17 yachts moored near Yacht Club de Monaco. Ranging from 9m through to 50m, yachts were presented by BehneMar, Camper & Nicholsons, Fraser, IYC, PB Yachting, SPARK Marine Yachts, Sunseeker Monaco, Novamarine and 3C Marine. This year’s event was organised into a dozen round tables between the many Cluster Yachting Monaco members (86) to discuss the current state of the market and emerging trends. For the first time, the organisers issued name badges on seeded paper that delegates can plant out at the end of the event!

Introducing a new face

The previous week, members had come together to officially launch the high season. It was an opportunity to introduce Natalia Langsdale, Cluster Yachting Monaco’s new Project Manager who has taken over the role of Gregory Benassi who had been the association’s General Secretary since its launch in 2014.

It’s fantastic to see so many of you united in the Cluster, sharing your passion for yachting. Your dedication to our industry is really inspiring and I’m proud to be part of this community,” she said.

Listen to the interview with Natalia Langsdale:

Cluster Yachting Monaco background

Launched 2014 on the initiative of Yacht Club de Monaco and presided by Bernard d’Alessandri, the Cluster Yachting Monaco groups more than 70 companies and is one of the first yachting-focused clusters in the world. It is in line with actions taken by a government-led committee (Conseil Stratégique pour l’attractivité) with the aim being to provide a platform for dialogue with decision-making authorities. Defined as a centre of competitiveness uniting interdependent organisations and companies working in the same sector, the Cluster has proved to be a unifying force. In accordance with all its members’ wishes, it provides a communication platform between professionals in the Principality and promotes the sector abroad with one voice.

With the Cluster, we want to step up a gear by building a positive mindset in all our members and creating more workshops and open discussions where everyone can have their say.  Of course we will maintain the events that have made Cluster Yachting Monaco’s reputation, like the open days and pop-ups, attendance at international boat shows and more opportunities to network which is fundamental,” concludes Natalia Langsdale.