On March 25, 2022 His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2022 Yacht Club de Monaco Explorer Awards held at the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).
According to a press release via the YCM, the awards:
“…by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognize owners who take their environmental responsibilities seriously. They are presented by the Club’s President, HSH Prince Albert II, at the end of a one-day Environmental Symposium, organized by the YCM during Monaco Ocean Week in March.
The major criteria for these awards are the owner’s conception of their superyacht, how they use it and what it can do for humanity. It could be a technical innovation that significantly reduces the yacht’s CO2 emissions, the assistance given to scientists, or just an ability to pass on and share adventures at sea so that many more people come to respect, love and protect the Ocean. These men and women are tomorrow’s explorers and all perpetuate the YCM’s ‘Art de Vivre la Mer’ philosophy which is at the heart of the Club’s core values.”
In the Science/Mediation category, the award went to the superyacht, Gene Machine. In the Adventure/ Ethics/Behavior/ Environment category, the award went to the superyacht, Dragonfly. And, finally, in the Technology/Innovation category, the award went to the superyacht, Artefact.