Yachting events in Montenegro and around the world

Over the past few years, the world has witnessed an undeniable surge in the popularity of yachting events, including luxury yacht events, with one location standing out distinctly on the global map: Montenegro. 

At the heart of this maritime renaissance lies the luxury Porto Montenegro marina, a beacon of opulence and a favoured rendezvous spot for yachting aficionados.

With our world-class facilities, stunning Adriatic backdrop, and an unbeatable lineup of events, Porto Montenegro isn’t just a marina; it’s a testament to Montenegro’s ascendancy in the yachting world.


Porto Montenegro Yacht Events

The Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro Revival – Luxury Yacht Events

After a six-year hiatus, the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro made a triumphant return  from 27th to 30th July 2023. The event, set against the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, also coincided with the inaugural Rubix Festiva at Porto Montenegro, a blend of art, culture, performance and music.

The rendezvous began at the newly launched MayaBay restaurant with an Ocean Conservation Dinner in association with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Attendees explored the newly expanded retail village, attended interactive workshops as part of the Rubix programming and enjoyed a cocktail reception on the superyacht Jetty 1. 

The next day featured a refreshing dip at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club‘s Buddha-Bar Beach pool and an exclusive tour of the nearby Adriatic42 shipyard. In the evening, Rubix festival delivered the magic with concerts by British electronica group, Morcheeba, and pianist, Francesco Tristano.

The closing day of the event wrapped up with downtime poolside at the Yacht Club and boat trips around the Boka Bay, with evening DJ sets closing the festival on a high note. Superyachts over  40 metres LOA were offered unique incentives for berthing in the marina.

The Crew Awards - Exclusive Yacht Events

The ACREW Crew Honors 2023 held at  Porto Montenegro from 20th to 22nd  October, has emerged as a regular feature in the Superyacht industry. 

This edition came with an ‘Old Hollywood’ theme and gathered over 500 yachting professionals, with an esteemed panel of 19 industry-leading judges at the helm. 

This event, unlike the yacht shows in Monaco and Cannes that focus on owners and their yachts, places all the emphasis on the role of the Superyacht professionals, crews and staff who make it all happen in the background.


Charity regattas - Yacht club events

In the sparkling waters of Montenegro, yacht club event regattas, stand out as the highlights of the calendar, particularly in tourist hotspots like Porto Montenegro in the Tivat municipality. 

The allure of this luxurious locale isn’t just its breathtaking marina but the yacht club renowned for its legacy of hosting regattas.

Sailing aficionados and visitors alike can immerse themselves in an array of regatta festivities, from the Arsenal Cup (July 15th) and PMYC Regatta (June 17th) to the enthralling Thousand Island Race (September 16 – 24). 

Notably, the Fasinada Cup (July 21 – 22) claims the title of Montenegro’s largest international sailing regatta, welcoming a diverse range of sailing classes. Most of these events, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Bay of Tivat, welcome a wide variety of sailing vessels, emphasising the inclusive spirit of Montenegrin sailing traditions.

This year a charity regatta organised in partnership with One Day Charter and Tahiti for the Red Cross will be held on 30th September,2023.

Moreover, for those yachts needing maintenance or upgrades, the marina also offers premier superyacht services.

Other Yacht Events in Montenegro

Kotor Maritime Festival – Montenegro Yacht Show

The Kotor Maritime Festival, nestled in the historic backdrop of Kotor, Montenegro, has become a magnet for yachting enthusiasts, even if it’s not a typical yacht event. 

Arguably its  highlight, the “3rd Kotor International Maritime Conference,” held from 26th to 29th November 2023, has already established itself as a nexus for maritime sciences and industry insights. 

By inviting leading professionals, researchers, and budding maritime scholars, it offers a unique blend of academic rigour and real-world applications. By nurturing young talents, the festival allows students to showcase their research. 

This hands-on, down-to-earth sensibility, combined with Montenegro’s coastal allure, distinguishes it from other European  events like the Monaco and Cannes yacht festivals.


Corporate Yacht Events - Montenegro Yacht Week

In recent times, Montenegro, known not only for its corporate yacht events but also for events like the Montenegro yacht week that was held in 2018, has emerged as a hotspot for maritime industry gatherings.

The serene waters and picturesque landscapes have made it an attractive venue for businesses either with a direct connection to the sea, or those simply looking for a welcome escape from their city location. Instead of traditional boardrooms, some companies are now chartering luxurious yachts to host their corporate retreats. 

This unique approach not only facilitates formal discussions but also paves the way for effective team-building activities. After rigorous brainstorming sessions, attendees can unwind and relax, soaking in the beauty of Montenegro’s coastlines. 

The blend of work and relaxation offers a rejuvenating experience, making corporate events in Montenegro both productive and memorable.

For more information on corporate yacht events, please contact Porto Montenegro. 

Sailing Schools and Competitions

Montenegro offers diverse events tailored for both novice and adept sailors, aiming to enhance their sailing abilities and foster competition. 

A prime example is the IYT Introductory Sailing Skills Course. This two-day initiative equipped participants with essential crewing skills for vessels up to 15 metres, focusing on operations in coastal waters within 5 miles of the shore during daylight in moderate conditions. 

Ideal for groups of friends or sailing enthusiasts, the course covers pivotal aspects like safety equipment, basic ropework, and anchoring techniques. Participants, aged 10 and above, earn a completion certificate, testifying to their newfound proficiency in the art of sailing. The price for the IYT Introductory Sailing Skills Course starts at 1 150 euros.


Food and Wine Luxury Yacht Events

Yachting in Montenegro isn’t just about the sea; it’s also a gourmet adventure. 

These events seamlessly meld the opulence of yachting with the Mediterranean’s gastronomic traditions. A prime illustration is the SuperWine 10 Programme, held on 3rd July 2023 at the chic Buddha-Bar Beach, in Porto Montenegro. 

This exclusive gathering showcased some of Europe’s finest wineries, offering guests free tastings from 40 distinguished wine producers, each hosting their own dedicated stand. In addition to the exquisite wines, attendees were treated to a gastronomic experience at the Food Corners, featuring Buddha-Bar Beach’s special menu at a promotional price. 

To set the mood, music was provided by Bobby Peru. Those eager to indulge could secure their tickets in advance through Gigstix service in Montenegro or the Wine Drop Club application for Serbian attendees.

Regional Events Worthy of Mention

Adriatic Sea Rally

The Adriatic Sea is a hub for yachting enthusiasts, and among its myriad events, the Adriatic Sea Rally stands out as it will occasionally wind its way through the pristine Montenegrin waters, offering participants a unique taste of the country’s coastal beauty.

Balkan Yachting Events

Given Montenegro’s strategic location in the Adriatic, it often finds itself in collaboration with regional yachting events. Such Balkan Yachting Events underscore Montenegro’s integral role in the broader yachting landscape of the region.

Popular Yacht Events Around the World

Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is one of the most prestigious events in the world of yachting, held every September in Monaco. It attracts yacht owners, shipbuilders, and luxury enthusiasts. The show offers a glimpse of the world’s most luxurious yachts and the latest industry innovations.

Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) is one of the largest nautical events in the United States. Held every February, this event draws numerous exhibitors and visitors eager to see the latest yacht models, yacht equipment, and nautical products.

Cannes Yachting Festival

The Cannes Yachting Festival (CYF) is one of the most important events in the European nautical industry. Each September, luxury yachts are showcased along the famous La Croisette Bay in Cannes, France. This event attracts yacht owners, shipbuilders, and nautical enthusiasts from around the world.


Dubai International Boat Show

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is a spectacular event held annually on the shores of the Persian Gulf. This exhibition is an opportunity to see the latest yacht models, luxurious yacht equipment, and technological innovations in the nautical industry.

Experience yachting spectacles in Porto Montenegro

Montenegro’s emergence on the global yachting scene is a testament to its commitment to luxury, adventure, and nature. 

For those seeking a lasting presence, securing a premier yacht berth in Porto Montenegro provides a haven in the Adriatic. Our yacht berths in Porto Montenegro uphold world-class standards, ensuring seamless yacht upkeep, repair, and refit. 

Marina services in Montenegro are renowned for their excellence, ensuring that every yacht owner’s needs are met with precision and care.

Montenegro sets benchmarks in the global yachting community, offering timeless and contemporary experiences for seasoned sailors and luxury enthusiasts. With each new event, regatta, and festival, Montenegro further cements its position in the heart of the yachting world.

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