Nighttime restrictions for yachts and tenders in Port Hercule during MYS  

With the launch of the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show comes a raft of access restrictions for yachts and tenders circulating Port Hercule during the event. Here are all the details. 

First and foremost, only vessels that have received an official Monaco Yacht Show identification badge will be able to enter and exit Port Hercule during the show. These access restrictions will be in place from 12am on Wednesday 27th until 6.30pm on Saturday 30th September, covering the duration of the event. 

Furthermore, strict hours relating to the circulation of maritime traffic, even for those holding an official badge, have been set by the Monegasque government.  

Between midnight and 7am on each of the show days, no maritime movements will be permitted within the boundaries of Port Hercule.  

This may have implications for visitors, exhibitors and crew participating in Monaco Yacht Show who chose to step ashore and enjoy the Principality’s dining and nightlife scenes after the doors of the show close for the day as tenders will be unable to collect passengers from Port Hercule between these hours. 

Additionally, speed will be strictly limited to three knots or 5.5 kilometres per hour for safety and security reasons.  

Crew and owners of yachts and other vessels harboured in Port Hercule should expect a higher-than-usual presence of Monaco’s Maritime Police Division during the show.  

The 2023 edition of Monaco Yacht Show began on Wednesday 27th and will continue until Saturday 30th September. 


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