10 OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SUPERYACHT MARINAS IN EUROPE
With nine seas and the Atlantic, Europe has more than 900 seaports, many of which are well worth a visit.
So here's a look at 10 of Europe's most spectacular ports for superyachts.
1. Port Vauban, Antibes
This port is one of the oldest and largest in Europe, it is located in the heart of the French Riviera, in Antibes and more precisely in the Alpes-Maritimes department.
The marina has 1,642 berths, including 19 places for superyachts at the Quai des Billionaires. The port of Antibes can accommodate yachts up to 170 meters in length, with a maximum draught of 7 meters.
Around the Port Vauban in Antibes, we have a stunning coastal village between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, whose ancient appearance attracts many tourists.
In the Vauban harbour, a refuelling station is located next to the central harbour master's office, and all yachts in the harbour benefit from high-speed broadband internet access, as well as shore power and free black and grey water pumping. The port is currently monitored by 20 CCTV units, with plans to install a further 165 cameras, and there is on-site security covering the entire port.
2. OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona
The marina has recently completed its transformation into a 150 berth luxury facility with a full range of basic facilities, creating the ultimate destination for superyachts with an overall length of 190 meters.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, OneOcean Port Vell offers a unique opportunity to discover one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Those joining this marina will have easy access to Barcelona's main attractions, while the old Barcelona Customs building is located right next to the port, displaying impressive architecture with its historical beauty.
3. Port Hercule, Monaco
Port Hercule represents an opulent extension of all the attributes of Monegasque life. Covering nearly 160,000 square meters, the berth can accommodate up to 700 vessels with a maximum overall length of 135 meters.
Located on the Côte d'Azur, Port Hercule is the only deep-water port on this side of the coast. This marina welcomes millions of tourists every year, attracted by the rich culture of this city and the opportunity to spend a wonderful holiday on the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Porto Montenegro, Bay of Kotor
The recently added 250 metre flagship berth exceeds the size of any yacht built to date. This forward-thinking vision for the industry reflects Porto Montenegro's ambition to become a premier location for large yachts.
Porto Montenegro Marina represents an amazing balance of true taste, a sense of freshness, unique nature, history and cutting edge solutions. Travellers and boat owners who reach this port will witness impressive waterfronts, turquoise waters and lush vegetation.
5. Marina di Porto Cervo, Sardinia
The marina has 60 berths for Superyachts up to 100 meters in length and a maximum draught of 7 meters. The marina is one of the best equipped on this side of the coast and offers an endless list of activities for water sports and leisure enthusiasts.
The surrounding area offers a mix of unspoilt natural beauty and modern, luxurious facilities, including high-end clubs and boutiques, popular with the world's most popular celebrities. Porto Cervo has mesmerising beaches with incredible shades of blue and clear waters.The Maddalena is a municipality in the province of Sassari in Sardinia, Italy.
6. Puerto Banus, Marbella
Marina Puerto Banus attracts a large number of tourists due to its rich history and renowned culture.
Marbella has its own historical charm and many important sites, as well as natural areas and entertaining festivals. The Avenida del Mar, the Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, the Alameda Park, the Museo del Bonsai, are just some of the main attractions in Marbella. Las Murallas del Castillo is a fascinating historical place that has been left by previous generations.
7. ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Croatia
Voted the best marina on the Adriatic in the "Flower of Tourism - Quality for Croatia" competition for three consecutive years, ACI Marina Dubrovnik has 380 berths and 140 dry berths, capable of accommodating yachts with an overall length of 60 meters.
8. Grand Harbour Marina, Malta
The harbour offers all the basic services of a marina, as well as a range of additional services such as technical assistance and repairs, travel lift, refuelling and, most importantly for the perfect holiday, nearby restaurants and bars.
9. Marina di Portofino, Liguria
The marina has only 14 berths for yachts of up to 70 meters in length and a maximum draught of 4 meters.
10. Port Adriano, Mallorca
Surrounded by areas of great natural beauty for sailing and other water sports, the marina is an ideal base for exploring Mallorca's beautiful coastline. This includes the Malgrats Islands, the El Toro coastline and the north coast of Mallorca, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.