There is a certain sense of superiority among the historically popular Mediterranean superyacht marinas, from Port Hercule in Monaco and Puerto Banus in Marbella, to Marina di Porto Cervo and Marina di Portofino in Italy ...
10 new marinas that could displace luxury superyacht marinas
But with the growing number of superyachts, the desire of owners, guests and even crews to explore and explore more and more new places around the world is constantly growing. At the moment, there are a number of relatively new superyacht marinas that are becoming contenders for the new trend of luxury destinations.
There are many reasons for the change in authority, including the colossal costs of maintaining a yacht and crew. In 2017, this trend began to gain unexpected momentum, and "hit" French Riviera:
So, we will take a look at some of the newcomers who have ambitious plans, namely to take a place in the top among the world famous marinas, in the coming years:
1. Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona, Spain
The marina opened in 2009 and was originally designed to house superyachts. Vilanova Grand Marina located near Barcelona, a little further along the coast of Spain than its neighbor OneOcean Port Velland is capable of accommodating superyachts up to 120 meters / 393 feet in length. The surrounding area has several local restaurants, luxury boutiques and historic sites, and Barcelona Airport is just a 30-minute drive away.
Marina Vilanova Grand renowned throughout the world as a calm and welcoming anchorage place and also as a popular wintering place due to the large number of services and facilities available in the marina. Marina technical area with an area of 30,000 sq. meters, equipped with modern equipment and technologies capable of repairing superyachts, and also has a dry dock.
Vilanova Grand Marina is considered very friendly due to the many crew services. Special offers, tips, activities and trips are offered during the summer and winter seasons to ensure that the crew have everything they need while visiting the marina.
Vilanova Grand Marina, Barcelona
2. Porto Mirabello - Spice, Italy
Since opening in 2010, Porto mirabello is gaining more and more popularity among yachtsmen, attracting a huge number of different vessels. Located in the Gulf of La Spezia, the marina offers accommodation for yachts up to 130 meters / 427 feet and all the amenities you would expect from a modern yacht marina
Natural and cultural beauty of the city Spice, does Porto mirabello an alluring place to visit, with a variety of restaurants, bars and shops nearby to keep guests busy during their stay. And along the coast you will find many interesting Mediterranean destinations that are easily accessible from Porto Mirabellomaking it a hub for exploring historic sites such as Lerici, Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Portofinoas well as the islands surrounding Tyrrhenian sea.
Porto Mirabello, La Spezia, Italia
3. Limassol Marina - Limassol, Cyprus
Marina Limassol can accommodate over 600 yachts including superyachts up to 110 meters / 361 feet. It is not just a marina, but also a waterfront development project that will bring new life to the southern coast of Cyprus. The complex comprises over 160 luxury apartments and 74 exclusive villas, all with private yachting or direct beach access.
Within the territory of Limassol Marina there are luxury restaurants and shops, a spa and fitness center, and a sailing school and event center that are open all year round. Located in the heart of southern Cyprus, Limassol - a city steeped in history and intrigue, now it can provide a whole new experience for yachtsmen.
Limassol Marina, Cyprus
4. Palmarina Bodrum - Bodrum, Turkey
Marina Palmarina Bodrumlocated in Yalikavak, on the peninsula Bodrum, was completely rebuilt in May 2011 by the group PALMALI to meet the growing demand for superyacht marinas in Eastern Europe. It is the largest yacht marina in the region and can accommodate a total of 620 yachts, including 70 superyacht berths from 50 meters / 164 feet and more.
Marina is located along Turkish Rivieraknown as Turquoise Coastwhich is famous for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, mountainous landscapes and historical sites.
Amenities include luxury restaurants Nobu and Ciprianiaward-winning hotels Palmalife Marina Hotel and Palmarina Boutique Hotel, world famous Billionaire Club and over 100 luxury boutiques. Other activities for both owners and crews include a yachting pub, a maritime museum, art galleries, a natural saltwater pool, and a range of yacht repair services.
Palmarina Bodrum, Turkey
5. Caroline Bay Marina - Bermuda
New marina for superyachts on Bermudalocated in the south Caroline Bay, and offers travelers unparalleled luxury in a sophisticated yet serene atmosphere. The marina was officially opened in early 2017 and boasts 30 berths for superyachts over 30m / 98ft in length, and 80 berths for small yachts.
A luxury hotel is also part of the development plan Ritz-Carltonwhich will bring a certain prestige to the marina and contribute to the evolution of Caroline Bay Marina into a coveted vacation and yachting destination. As the attraction of the marina grows, Carolyn Bay is becoming a hotspot for some of the world's most stylish and luxurious superyachts.
Caroline Bay Marina, Bermuda
6. Marina di Stabia - Italy
Marina di Stabia Is a very popular marina, which is conveniently located near the city rich in history Pompeii, between Naples and Salerno, Near Sorrento, Capri, Positano and Amalfi... It is simply the perfect cruise site that offers state-of-the-art amenities and over 900 superyacht berths up to 100 meters / 328 feet. Also, the marina is just 20 minutes from Naples International Airport, which is very convenient.
The marina is full of activities such as a crew pub, a luxury yacht club with lounge bar and pool, a restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef, as well as a new gym and other entertainment options. Overall, the marina has all the amenities you would expect from a superyacht marina.
Marina di Stabia, Italia
7. The Marina at Christophe Harbor - Saint-Keats and Nevis
Marina opened in 2015 in Christophe Harbor, on the island Saint Kittsis already recognized as one of the hottest new superyacht destinations in the Caribbean. It is located in the heart of the yacht cruising of the Eastern Caribbean islands, and is located in one of the most natural and beautiful harbors in the world, offering superyacht sites up to 91 meters / 300 feet. In total, the marina can accommodate 300 yachts, and includes a luxury resort with many amenities such as an elegant beach club, an impressive golf course, restaurants for the most discerning gourmets, and access to the island's unspoiled natural landscape with a unique Caribbean culture.
As for the island itself Saint Kittsthen it offers many opportunities to explore: mountain ranges and hiking trails, beaches, first-class diving and deep sea fishing.
The Marina at Christophe Harbor, St. Kitts
8. ACI Marina Split - Split, Croatia
With enchanting landscapes, towering mountains and archaic castles, Croatia is fast becoming a popular destination for superyacht owners looking to sail further away from the French Riviera.
Split in particular, it offers something unique to both guests and crews. Whether it's exploring castles, strolling through quaint cobbled streets, enjoying the vibrant nightlife, or cocktails at the rooftop bar with a bird's eye view of the ancient city. The Croatian capital really has something for every tourist.
ACI Marina Split surrounded on almost all sides by a breakwater to protect yachts from currents and strong southerly winds. Entering the marina overlooks the stunning architecture, including the high bell tower Split Cathedral... The marina has over 350 berths for superyachts up to 90 meters / 295 feet and has been upgraded to match the finest marinas in Europe.
ACI Marina Split, Croatia
9. Golfito Marina Village - Costa-Rika
Hidden behind unexplored wilderness in southern Costa Rica, Golfito Marina Village will definitely become one of the most popular marinas in the world. This private deep-sea yacht marina offers accommodation for vessels over 152 meters / 499 feet, making it the perfect hideaway for the world's largest and most luxurious superyachts and megayachts.
The main attraction of this place is that it is very quiet and peaceful here. For those craving extreme adventure, rainforest exploration is the top reason to park in Golfito Marina Villageand the idyllic blue waters allow for unobstructed surfing.
Golfito Marina Village, Costa Rica
10. Marina di Loano - Loano, Italy
Located close to the French Riviera, between Nice and Genoa, Marina di Loano was built specifically for superyachts up to 77 meters / 250 feet. Overlooking the sea and beautiful landscapes, the harbor has a luxurious yacht club Marina di Loano, which hosts numerous events throughout the year.
In addition to all the services and amenities expected, the new yacht marina offers many refurbishment services, a Michelin-starred restaurant and opportunities for yachts to participate in various sailing and sporting events and races.
The city itself Loanoas a destination has a lot to offer guests and crews. The historic center with its many shops, restaurants and bars is a special experience, while the beaches and picturesque promenade are ideal places to relax and contemplate the beautiful views.
Marina di Loano, Italia
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