My Yacht® Group (MYG) hosted its signature superyacht event during the 90th Anniversary and 77th Edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2019® with several prestigious gatherings throughout the weekend.
Expanding from its 2018 Monaco, Monterey and Art Basel Miami blockchain summits, MYG began by welcoming UHNW guests and brand partners to an intimate, curated ‘night-before’ dinner at the exclusive Yacht Club de Monaco, followed on Friday by its traditional charity reception, that was preceded by a well-attended New Tech summit.
Superyacht Setting for Event and Cutting Edge Company Introductions
With 60m superyacht M/Y Skyfall providing an impressive setting, the evening spotlit charitable partner Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the important environmental work and initiatives it is spearheading globally. Notable attendees included IAAF president and Olympic champion Lord Coe, Baroness Mone O.B.E., over two dozen superyacht owners, prolific car collectors, Monaco Private Label executives and VIP international guests, F1 drivers, Olympians, plus local and visiting UHNWI.
The summit saw MYG founder and CEO Nicholas Frankl introduce four cutting edge companies to assembled guests. Presenting partner Axiom Space Inc. is expanding human access to low Earth orbit & building the world’s first internationally available commercial space station, to succeed the ISS in the near future. CEO Michael Suffredini, NASA’s former International Space Station program manager for 10 years, plus head of business development, Michael Lopez-Alégria, a 4-time NASA astronaut who holds the record for most logged ‘spacewalk’ hours, showcased Axiom’s literally out-of-this-world plans that include 10-day private astronaut missions for ‘Space Tourists’.
Back on earth, Sally Forster Jones and Tomer Fridman showcased the former Walt Disney-owned Carolwood Estate in Los Angeles, just one of the many trophy properties they represent globally as an internationally-recognized team with a combined $10+ billion total sales volume and 55 years of experience.
Fabrice Marquet, Managing Director of MonacoTech, shared information about the incubator startup Center of Excellence co-founded by the Principality of Monaco, while Crescent CEO Grant Roscoe introduced guests to his robo-investing crypto app that won the €100,000 investment top prize at Monaco’s recent inaugural International Blockchain event.
“We were incredibly proud to introduce these world-leading and needle-moving partners to our distinguished guests,” says Nicholas Frankl, Founder & CEO of My Yacht® Group. “The collective level of achievement, innovation, technology and ground-breaking ideas and knowledge in the room was simply extraordinary. These are exciting times and we’re proud to be the connector to this exciting collection of companies and individuals.”
Large format bottles of Rock Angel from longtime partner Château d’Esclans, plus Blanc de Blancs bubbles by Champagne Régi kept the mood effervescent, buoyed by energetic live music from the Riviera’s top strolling band Odd Socks International, while top deck tunes by Monaco’s DJ Philippe kept guests dancing under the stars – and disco ball! – until the early hours.
MYG’s weekend Grand Prix program saw VIP guests enjoying gourmet hospitality and incredible trackside views from aboard its stunning 50m superyacht moored in front of the giant screen on Quay Kennedy. Lewis Hamilton took the checkered flag after an emotional race day that included a minute of silence for F1 legend Niki Lauda. Luxury transportation to and from the yacht on hand-crafted, limited-edition electric propulsion Lanéva Boats afforded views of Monaco, the harbor and the many superyachts at anchor.
Frankl, along with sister and VP, Business Development, Annabelle, were dressed by Italian luxury ready-to-wear and made-to-measure fashion house Kiton throughout the weekend in designs from the SS18/19 collections. Additional hand-made ladies fashions were supplied by @the_crochet_girl Egle Ruskyte.
About My Yacht® Group:
My Yacht® Group creates turnkey, luxury hospitality and branding opportunities on board private superyachts at premier international sporting, social and artistic events. Connecting the World’s Most Interesting People®.
MYG events can be found at: Yachts Miami Beach, Palm Beach International Boat Show, Cannes International Film Festival, Monaco F1® Grand Prix, Monterey CA’s Automotive Weekend, Monaco Yacht Show, San Francisco Fleet Week, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, Art Basel Miami Beach, St. Bart’s High Season, Super Bowl LIV, & more. Non-yacht events include My Yacht® Club at the USA F1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX.
About Axiom Space Inc.
Axiom Space, Inc. is a Houston-based, private company that is expanding human access to low Earth orbit today and building the world’s first internationally available commercial space station to succeed the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. In the short term, to permit Axiom to operate together with NASA and the other space agencies of the ISS partnership, Axiom has entered into an agreement with NASA to train and fly professional as well as private astronauts to the ISS.
Axiom is offering approximately 10-day private astronaut missions to the ISS. The first mission is currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. The four-person crew will be taken to and from the station aboard a U.S. built crew transportation spacecraft procured by Axiom Space. These are the same vehicles used by NASA and the ISS partners to transport their own astronauts. The offering is all inclusive and comprised of the following services: medical screening and care before, during and after the mission; all necessary training, performed in the same facilities and by the same instructors as NASA astronauts; all logistics supply both for the transport phase and while aboard ISS (food, clothing and other consumables); ready access to communications from the ISS to Earth; and all mission planning and support functions.