Monaco Yachting Capital of the world!

Yacht IUM
Side view Speeding fishing motor boat with drops of water. Blue ocean sea water wave reflections at the sunset. Motor boat in the blue ocean. Ocean yacht. Sunset at the sailboat deck
Home » Monaco Yachting Capital of the world!

Partnership to promote the yachting Industry around the world, focusing on education, sustainable values, and networking opportunities.

The International University of Monaco (IUM), together with Young Professionals in Yachting Monaco (YPY Monaco), Cluster Yachting Monaco, and Onboard with Marcela, join forces to promote the yachting Industry around the world, focusing on education, sustainable values, and networking opportunities for professionals in the yachting Industry.

Presenting Monaco as the capital of sustainable yachting and the capital of the superyacht world is of key importance for HSH Prince Albert II. For this reason, the participants of this conglomerate feel incredibly proud to be Monaco based with ambitious projects in mind to position Monaco as the yachting luxury capital of the world.

IUM provides an MSc in Luxury Management and an MSc in Marketing of Luxury Goods and Services that offer a comprehensive set of managerial competencies in luxury sectors. Students will have the opportunity to follow a unique specialization in Yachting Business thanks to the partnership with the other conglomerate members.

IUM also proposes research insights dedicated to the UHNWI segment and YachtingDr. Tarquini-Poli and Dr. Klaus spearhead the research and executive education development of this expertise.

Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY)

YPY is an association for young professionals (under 40 years of age) who provides educational and networking opportunities. They have different chapters worldwide like Monaco, the US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, and New Zealand.

Cluster Yachting Monaco

The Cluster Yachting Monaco is an action taken by a top-level council of the Monaco Government. Its primary aims are to provide a platform for dialogue and a united body to lobby decision-makers, encourage interaction, implement synergies between professionals, and embrace industry-related activities to give fresh impetus to local businesses since the creation in 2014.


Onboard is a consulting firm based in Monaco focused on corporate strategy for yachting companies: a B2B education platform in the yachting industry and B2C promoting the yachting lifestyle to current and potential yacht owners. 

A platform where anybody can ask questions, debate, share ideas regarding the yachting Industry.

The Superyacht Industry Book

This is the first textbook ever written about the yachting Industry.

Events in 2021

Monaco Symposium on Luxury – Organized by INSEEC Business School and the International University of Monaco, the Monaco Symposium on Luxury is a high profile academic and business event, where the best and renowned academic researchers and top executives of luxury brands share ideas and insights on major trends and challenges. This year’s event will be held on April 7-9th.

Mark Challenge – The Mark Challenge is a business plan competition powered by the International University of Monaco (IUM) that connects students, alumni, academic professionals, and business leaders worldwide. For three years now, the competition has a Special Award dedicated to the best innovative projects in Yachting. Guidelines are available online. The online registration is open until February 15th.

Yachting Ventures – The first yachting accelerator helping entrepreneurs in yachting thrive. Applications start February 2021.

If you would like more information about our MSc in Luxury Management Programplease look at our website.

Feel free to also contact the Admissions Team directly at

Updated 27 June 2023