Updated: Nov 18, 2019
If you thought owning a superyacht was expensive then you should check out some of the world's most exclusive berthing costs ....
With an aura of luxury, glamour and mystic these multiplexes which once were fishing ports have evolved into some the world’s most fashionable destinations where the world most beautiful arrive on their floating palaces. The most expensive superyacht marinas in the world are located in the Mediterranean with the three most expensive and exclusive berthing all being located in Italy and not Monaco as one would imagine.
Marina Di Capri, the gateway to the island of Capri is the world’s most expensive nestled among striking cliffs and colourful, quaint buildings the marina continually tops the Wealth Bulletin annual survey with pricing for renting a berth starting at €2,900 per night. Puerto Cervo in Sardinia and Marinia de Portofino on the Amalfi Coast completes the trio.
Outside of Italy, Spain’s legendary playground for the rich and famous frequented by Saudi Royalty is Puerto Banus Marina, on the Costa del Sol. Here berthing can cost anything up-to €2,400 per day. Founded in the 1970’s by Jose Banus this marina has played host to Hollywood icons and is a celebrity haven with Hollywood greats such as Audrey Hepburn Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner and Cary Grant, to modern day superstars such as Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria all holidaying within its shores.
Fifth place is Ibiza’s Magna Marina on the hedonistic Balearic islands where prices in the peak season can reach up to €2,300 per day followed closely by France’s most famous Port de Saint –Tropez. The jewel of the French Riviera, this port like Puerto Banus in Spain has a celebrity heritage and has become an iconic destination for celebrities, models and millionaires since the 1950’s so it is surprising that its daily berth rate for a superyacht is only €1,650 per day.
Port Hercules in Monaco host to the annual Monaco Yacht Show is probably one of the most famous marinas in the world so to be listed in seventh position is quite remarkable. Known for its combinations of wealth (being located in a tax haven may have something to do with this!), the marina exudes extravagance and glamour with berthing costs for a 55-metre superyacht costing just €1,200 per day.
Outside of Europe the Miami Beach Marina on the Biscayne Bay in Florida is one of the largest marinas listed on the Wealth Bulletin’s list, with spaces for up to 400 yachts and 45 super-yachts. Miami Beach Marina is known among the super-yacht fraternity for its excellent has facilities, offering everything from an Olympic-sized swimming pool to 24-hour concierge services. Prices for a daily mooring her are surprisingly low in comparison to Europe with daily rates of just €883.00
In ninth position is the Port of Gustavia, in St Barths, with an extremely low daily rate of €500.00 this marina is considered to be one of the most exclusive marinas in the world primarily because it almost impossible to book during the peak seasons due to the small number of berthing places. Unlike its European marinas this marina is particularly busy during the winter months and especially Christmas and New Year’s.
Last on the list is the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi home to the only premier Middle Eastern marina. Upgraded in 2013 and host to the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix the marina has become a vibrant dining, lifestyle, fitness and entertainment precinct, featuring seven licensed restaurants offering large terraces with panoramic views of the Marina, a pedestrian promenade, a Ferrari theme park, a water park, and residential areas with houses, hotels and private beaches. Daily rates for superyacht start from as little as €421.00