Monaco Offers More than the Show

Monaco is an excellent cruising grounds.

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Go for the Monaco Yacht Show, stay for the fun along the coast.Malcorps

Temperatures in Monaco during September average 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes, this time of year is technically past the high season for a yacht charter itinerary along the Côte d’Azur, but it’s still great cruising weather for anyone who enjoys a comfortable breeze along with the sun’s rays. (Not to mention avoiding the prime-time tourists from Antibes to St. Tropez.)

The Monaco Yacht Show — where top yacht yards ­display their newest, biggest and most ­sophisticated builds — is scheduled for September 26-29. The timing is ideal for a charter before or after the show. Mediterranean waters are still warm enough for a quick dip, and low season has officially begun, knocking thousands or, in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars off charter yacht rates.

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(Clockwise from top left) Camper & Nicholsons International offers this 109-foot Mangusta at a lowest weekly base rate of about $91,500. She takes eight guests and has a tent that turns her foredeck into a cinema; This 78-foot Baltic is new to the Y.CO charter fleet. She is a 2017 build that charters year-round in the Mediterranean, taking seven guests at a lowest weekly base rate of about $34,000; Edmiston just added this 104-foot Southern Wind to the charter fleet. She takes eight guests at a lowest weekly base rate of about $72,800, and she is built to handle longer-range itineraries; New to the Cecil Wright fleet is this 173-foot Oceanco, which is open for West Mediterranean charters through October. She takes 12 guests at a lowest weekly base rate of about $252,000.Camper & Nicholsons; Y.CO; Edmiston; Cecil Wright

Of course, shopping for yachts is fun unto itself. But while the opportunity exists, why not also enjoy a relaxing reminder of what they’re built to do?

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Solo's weekly base rate for charter is about $699,000 with Northrop & Johnson.Northrop & Johnson

Making Her Charter Debut

New from Tankoa is the 236-foot Solo, which is scheduled to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show before heading to the Bahamas and ­Caribbean.

Yes, that is a spa tub, one of two in the guest areas aboard Solo, on the aft deck and abaft the sky lounge.

Other amenities include a helipad that converts to a dance floor, and a beach club with a glass-wall gymnasium and foldout terrace.