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Lionel Richie Kicks Off Yacht Show Season At Yacht Club of Monaco

Guests at the Yacht Club de Monaco were treated to Lionel Richie’s greatest hits on the evening of September 6th ahead of the busy schedule of international yacht shows coming up this autumn. Named All Night Long in honor of one of his true classics, the event was attended by YCM President HSH Prince Albert II and a clutch of international celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, basketball legend Magic Johnson, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and fashion designer Domenico Dolce.

“We really showed tonight that Monaco is establishing itself as world capital of yachting. It was a great pleasure for our president HSH Prince Albert II to host Tan Xuguang, president of the Weichai Group, and an audience of international personalities.  All the most passionate boating enthusiasts were here this evening to celebrate the opening of the season’s big meetings, on the eve of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Classic Week and the Monaco Yacht Show”, commented Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club of Monaco.

The exclusive concert was held at the YCM Marina in Monaco where 25 yachts from the Ferretti Group’s 8 branches had anchored especially for the event. At the end of the 90 minute performance Lionel Richie left the stage in style by boat to the sounding of horns by all the boats moored in the marina. The concert comes ahead of the Cannes Yachting Festival which kicks off this week from September 10th to 15th and the Monaco Yacht Show which runs over the 25th to 28th of September.

Alice Longhurst

After her first taste of life at sea aged three, Alice spends her time writing about yachts, fine wine and the good things in life.

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