Monaco-based drone operator MC-CLIC is toasting its successes after landing a luxury package containing champagne and caviar onboard a superyacht off the coast of the Principality.
While retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart toy with the concept of delivering packages by drone drop, the luxury goods world is also getting in on the action.
Over the weekend, Kookiejar of Sweden, Superyacht Supplies Ltd and Monaco-based drone operator MC-CLIC, in collaboration with Baccana Digital Consulting, came together to make the first land-to-sea delivery using an electric-powered drone.
The drone, which took off from the Fontvieille harbour, safely and efficiently delivered a five-kilo parcel containing several luxury items, including a luxury watch by RALF TECH, a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and Azure Caviar, to the M/Y Ocean Coral, which is managed by the Ahoy Club.
This kind of drone delivery service could be a breakthrough in shore-to-ship deliveries, allowing goods to be transported quickly and without leaving much, if any, carbon footprint.
The inaugural flight was witnessed by several local and international players, including Guillaume Rose, CEO of the Monaco Economic Board and a member of Monaco’s National Council, the Air Chateau company of Dubai, the Giraudi Group and Florent Saez, the manager of Monaco-based Delovery company, as well as Michel Bouquier of Monaco Private Label.
This project is now expected to be rolled out across the Principality, with the Fontvieille take-off zone soon to be joined by three more sites. The service will allow a variety of items, from spare parts and equipment to luxury care packages, to be delivered to vessels afloat in the area without the need for a tender to be dispatched to port.
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