Porto Montenegro marina and residential village took the first place on the list of new exclusive world marinas with its ability to berth superyachts up to 250m LOA. The list of top 10 new marinas recently produced by the superyacht directory Yachting Pages lists Porto Montenegro at the top along with the well-established marinas in the Mediterranean including Porto Cervo in Italy and Puerto Banus in Spain.
”Set in the picturesque UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, with its diverse landscape and extensive stretches of coastline and mountain peaks, Porto Montenegro is fast claiming a stake to be one of Europe’s most attractive new marinas. After recent changes at the facility it now offers the ability to berth superyachts up to 250m LOA, with the marina complemented by a retail and entertainment village, which offers luxury waterside residences, a five-star Regent Hotel, numerous restaurants and bars, designer boutiques and more” reports Yachting Pages.
“It also features a variety of entertainment and services for crew, with over 50 shops, training and sailing schools, sports facilities, a nightclub and crew club with a timetable of activities and trips. The marina also offers lucrative economic advantages, being outside the EU tax and import regulations, tax and duty free fuel, as well as onsite customs/immigration and local repairs services with a shipyard reportedly under development. From its mountainous landscape, covered with canyons, wildlife reserves and glacial lakes, to its uninhabited islands, secret coves and historical sites, you can be sure the small country of Montenegro will offer something truly distinctive.” also stated in the Yachting Pages report.
One Ocean Port Vell marina in Barcelona, Spain secured the second place with its ability to berth superyachts up to 190m LOA, while the third place is taken by the Grand Harbour Marina in Valletta, Malta, offering berths for super yacht up to 135m LOA. Also listed are the Vilanova Grand Marina in Barcelona (120m LOA) Limassol Marina in Cyprus (110m LOA), Palmarina in Bodrum, Turkey (105m LOA), Marina di Stabia in Italy (100m LOA), Christophe Harbour of the Saint Kitts island in the Caribbean (91m LOA), ACI Marina Split in Croatia (90m LOA) and Marina di Loano in Italy which can take yachts up to 77m LOA.
“From Port Hercule in Monaco and Puerto Banús in Marbella, to Marina di Porto Cervo and Marina di Portofino in Italy, there is a certain feel of supremacy among the historically popular Mediterranean superyacht marinas. But, with the number of superyachts on the rise, and the desire of owners, guests and even crew to explore and experience new locations all around the world, there are a number of superyacht marinas emerging as challengers to the current set of elite destinations.,” Yachting Pages writes listing the new emerging marinas, which have started to claim some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts on a regular basis.
Today, the biggest superyacht Azzam is 180m LOA, whilst Double Century superyacht is currently under construction and will once complete take the title of the biggest superyacht in the world totaling 220m LOA. Porto Montenegro will easily be able to cater to this $770 million boat if the owners who remain unknown decide to make it its homeport.