Europe’s most expensive superyacht marinas

 June 21, 2018

Europe’s most expensive superyacht marinas
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Engel & Völkers Yachting has published its ranking of Europe’s top ten highest priced superyacht marinas in 2018…

Based on survey data that analyses the basic fees for a berth for a 55m yacht during the 2018 high season in each location, Engel & Völkers Yachting has published its annual ranking of Europe’s top ten most expensive marinas.

Once again, Spain’s Ibiza Magna leads the table of the top ten most expensive marinas in Europe in 2018. Survey data collated by Engel & Völkers’ reveals that the mooring fee in the Spanish port has increased by 32 per cent over the previous year to 4,000 euros per day, based on basic fees for a 55m yacht during high season. Located at the foot of Ibiza’s historic town centre, it is perhaps not surprising that the marina’s sought-after location in a yachting hotspot translates into very high fees.

Other marinas high up on the table unsurprisingly include Italy’s popular Marina di Portofino, Marina Grande and Marina di Porto Cervo and France’s Port de Saint-Tropez. The survey also reveals that, as an overall trend, Europe’s marina berthing fees are on the rise. The second highest rise in price after Ibiza Magna was registered in the Marina di Portofino, with fees increasing by 20 per cent to 2,751 euros per day and taking it into second place in this year’s ranking.

“Compared to 2017, the daily mooring fees for a 55m yacht have increased in almost all ten locations featured in the ranking,” says Anissa Mediouni, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting.

With a large proportion of Italian marinas featuring high up on the ranking, she adds that new marina Cala del Forte, currently under development in northern Italy, will hold a lot of potential for yachts under 60m.

Europe’s most expensive superyacht marinas

Image: Engel & Völkers Yachting

The marinas of Saint-Tropez and Marbella come in fifth and sixth in the ranking respectively, with a daily mooring fee of just in excess of 2,000 euros. This makes the Port de Saint-Tropez on the Côte d’Azur the only French port to be featured in the top ten ranking. Mooring a 55m yacht here for a day during the high season costs 2,105 euros. The second Spanish port included in the list of Europe’s highest priced marinas is Puerto José Banús in Marbella, with a daily mooring fee is 2,068 euros.

Despite slight price increases over 2017, the basic daily mooring fees in the most exclusive marinas in Cyprus, Croatia, Monaco and Turkey still remain under 2,000 euros. “For many yacht owners and charter clients, the western Mediterranean is the most popular region in Europe,” concludes Mediouni. “This is clearly reflected in our latest ranking of mooring fees. Beyond Europe, we are also seeing a trend towards more unusual destinations including the Antarctic, the island nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean, and Myanmar.”

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* The survey data illustrated above is based on basic prices collated by Engel & Völkers Yachting for mooring fees during the respective high season in each location. These are basic fees for a 55m yacht. Seasonal events, such as trade shows, festivals and sporting events, can result in fluctuations to these basic prices in individual locations. In addition to this basic fee, leasing a mooring berth usually also involves additional costs for various services, such as the provision of electricity and water, or the refuelling service.


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