Holly Bottau

Managing Director | Monaco

'Exploring Strategies'


My Story

I studied French & linguistics at university so it seemed fitting to come to the Côte d'Azur for a 2 week holiday upon completion of my degree. Two weeks turned into many happy years as I kept finding reasons to stay, Y.CO is one of those reasons and I haven’t looked back since I joined in 2005.
What I enjoy most now is being part of a team of creative and passionate people who really take pride in their work and know how to have fun in the process. I love the fast pace and excitement of what we do at Y.CO, we are constantly learning, challenging ourselves and exploring strategies for innovation and improvement.

My Passion

In contrast, I like to slow life down and savour the simple things in my own time. Exploring the coast or taking a road trip inland with friends and family to find that perfect bay, market or hike is one of my greatest pleasures.
The yacht at the top of my wishlist has to be Anouska Hempel’s gorgeous gulet, Beluga One. My dream holiday would be to take family and friends on the orient express to Istanbul, board Beluga One and cruise the Aegean sea.

My Favourite Place

51°30'46"N 0°8'50"W