Centenary of the Union Internationale Motonautique


22 July 2022
A single stamp from Monaco marks the 100th anniversary of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).

Created in 1922 and headquartered in Monaco since 1988, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the exclusive world umbrella organisation for powerboating.

The UIM’s membership includes over 65 Federations from five continents.

Each year, it organises more than 400 powerboat, Aquabike and MotoSurf races around the world. The UIM is committed to developing powerboat sports with respect for the environment, and aims to achieve “zero carbon” racing by 2030.

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In this, its centenary year, the UIM has begun organising the first races involving electrically-powered boats. It is also proud of its partnership with the Yacht Club de Monaco in the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge, which has taken place at Port Hercule every year since 2014.


  • Design and line-engraving: André LAVERGNE
  • Printing process: Steel-engraving and offset
  • Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
  • Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
  • Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

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