Many billionaires choose to dock in some of the world’s most expensive marinas. If you’re thinking about taking a yacht holiday, where is the place for you and yours to be seen? There’s nothing quite like mooring in expensive marinas especially if it’s a place where many famous celebrities hang out. Most marinas offer world class facilities which can be part of the fun during any type of vacation. Take the opportunity to see fantastic superyachts moored in and around popular marinas, experience fine dining, boutique shopping and breathtaking views close to the marina itself. Check out the world’s most expensive marinas:
1. S. Capri, Italy
Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a superyacht. The Italian resort of Capri averages daily mooring fees for superyachts at around 2,900 Euros to moor a 24 metre plus boat. It has ten superyacht berths in total and an average local property price of 11,688 Euros per sq/m. Peak period here is during May for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. Known as one of the Med’s most luxurious getaways for the wealthy, the tiny mountainous island of Capri off the Amalfi Coast, has a small marina, so expect space costs to be at a premium.
2. Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
Dazzling Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda is ideal for the rich and famous. Founded by the Aga Khan in the 1960s as a village retreat, Porto Cervo in Sardinia now attracts the richest of yacht owners. Average daily moorings for superyachts are around 2,500 Euros, there are sixty superyacht berths available. Average local property prices are about 9,500 Euros per sq/m. The Deluxe Fair in June is a peak period event while the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Regatta in September is also a major attraction.
3. Portofino, Liguria, Italy
Originally a small fishing village, Portofina in Liguria, Italy has now become a famous playground for the super rich. This idyllic marina attracts royalty as well as movie stars from around the world. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are in the region of 2,350 Euros, there are six superyacht berths. Average local property prices will set you back approximately 17,650 Euros per sq/m. One of the highlights and peak periods in the year is in May for the Portofino Rolex Trophy.
4. Ibiza Magna, Ibiza
Ibiza Magna is considered to be one of the most exclusive marinas in the world. The breathtaking Ibiza Magna on the Balearic Islands is a magnet for the young, rich, famous and well connected. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are about 2,300 Euros with twelve superyacht berths available. If you’re interested in properties in the area, average price of a local property is approx. 8,000 Euros per sq/m. Peak periods, September closing dance parties.
5. St Tropez, Cote d’Azur, France
This is a playground for beautiful models, millionaires and jet setters. It was made famous in the 1950s by Brigitte Bardot and has now become an iconic and wealthy hang out. An average property costs about 13,500 Euros per sq/m. while average daily mooring fees for superyachts are around 1,300 Euros. St Tropez offers thirty berths for superyachts. Peak periods are generally, International Polo Cup in July and the Giraglia Rolex Cup in June.
6. Port Hercule, Monaco
The Principality of Monaco is home to more millionaires per capita than any other place in the world, what a thought. Here average daily mooring fees for superyachts in Port Hercule are about 1,200 Euros, number of superyacht berths twenty. Average property prices are in the region of 33,800 Euros per sq/m. Peak periods in Port Hercule comprise the Monte Carlo Rally in January, Monaco Grand Prix in May and the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
7. Miami Beach, Miami, Florida
The magic of Miami Beach is yours if you plan your waterfront stay at the Miami Beach Marina. It has easy accessibility to great sailing, cruising and fishing. It’s only a short drive from downtown Miami where you can enjoy boutique shopping, gourmet dining and vibrant nightlife. There are 45 superyacht berths in the marina, daily average mooring fees 883 USD. Average local property prices are about 9,500 USD per sq/m. Peak periods, Art Basel in Miami Beach in December and the Miami Boat Show, February.
8. Port de Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France
If you’re thinking about attending the world famous, week long, Cannes Film Festival, there’s a waiting list of at least a year. With this in mind consider making a reservation well in advance of your visit to Port de Cannes marina. The Cannes Film Festival takes place every year during May. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are around 655 Euros, there are 35 superyacht berths in the marina. If you’re interested in buying a property here, local property prices are about 13,500 Euros per sq/m.
9. Port of Gustavia, St Barts
This port is considered around the world to be one of the most expensive marinas you can berth a yacht. A combination of fine beaches, designer shops, exclusive restaurants and relaxing cafes make the Port of Gustavia, St Barts, so attractive. Spot a famous celebrity onboard their yacht as you sip your favorite cocktail. Peak periods here are usually centered around the Port of Gustavia Christmas and New Year parties. There are fifteen superyacht berths with an average daily mooring fee of 500 USD. Want to buy a property? Average prices of local properties per sq/m 13,000 USD.
10. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Located alongside the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 race track, the Yas Marina is designed as the Middle East’s answer to Monaco. It acts like a magnet for the rich and famous as well as people who like to be seen. Expect to pay 421 UAE dirham for daily mooring your superyacht in one of the forty superyacht berths. Average price of local properties are around 9,000 UAE dirham per sq/m. Peak period is definitely the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.
If you would like to charter a superyacht in any of those popular locations around the world contact your preferred charter broker. CharterWorld provides the best service and unbiased opinion.