Owning a superyacht is an expensive business!
we all know that it’s for the ultra-rich. If you’re lucky enough to own a superyacht you’ll need a place to keep it when you’re not using it. Marina costs are one of the most expensive fees any SuperYacht owner will pay per year unless you’re Alisher Usmanov who bought his own birth in Port Vauban marina in Antibes. But if I asked you which marina would be at the top of the list you’d probably say Port Hercules in Monaco but you’ll be surprised to know where this marina comes on the list. Okay so let’s get started on the 5 most expensive superyacht births in Europe.
Marina di Portofino Italy. One of the most famous harbours in the world Portofino Harbour sits in a natural promontory formed by the inlet of Portofino Bay. They offer 14 spaces for superyachts and two spaces for mega yachts for this pleasure they charge two thousand three hundred and ninety-eight euros or two thousand seven hundred dollars per day that’s sixty-seven thousand euros a month or 75 thousand dollars.
Marina Grande Capri Italy with the exception of those traveling to the island by helicopter all visitors arrive in Capri by boat in Marina Grande Capri is a playground of the mega yacht, many sitting at anchor with toys in the water and inflatable slides affixed to the side of the vessel. A berth here in the aptly named Marina Grande will cost you three thousand euros per day or three thousand three hundred and seventy-eight dollars or eighty-four thousand euros a month which is ninety-four thousand dollars.
Marina di Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Porto Cervo sits in the northeastern coast of Sardinia and is filled with the super-rich with their yachts in July and August. The marina boasts 100 berths for mega yachts but the maximum length is 120 meters to dock here for a day cost three thousand one hundred and seventy-six euros or three thousand five hundred and seventy-six dollars and that’s eighty-eight thousand euros a month or 100 thousand dollars per month.
last year’s most expensive berth has been relegated to number two in 2019 but with only a limited number of berths available Ibiza Magna uses exclusivity as Ibiza cements its status as a super hot spot competition for one of its 85 superyachts slips is fierce for one day a berth here it will cost you four thousand and eighty-four euros or four thousand six hundred dollars that’s one hundred and fourteen thousand euros or one hundred and twenty-eight thousand dollars per month.
Topping the chart at numero uno is Puerto Banus in Marbella Spain it jumped to number one from number six last year with a staggering 100 percent-plus increase in mooring fees. A small port by superyacht standards whilst they have over nine hundred births the largest vessel they can fit is a 55-meter yacht where Puerto Banús is situated 64 kilometers away from Malaga in an area protected by the Penibetica mountain range that produces a microclimate on the whole Costa del Sol of which Puerto Banus benefits from. During the summer months of July and August, it can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius. To take your 55-meter SuperYacht into this marina for one day will cost you an eye-watering 4289 euros or four thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars per day which is per month one hundred and twenty thousand euros or one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars.
What about Monaco I hear you ask? well, Monaco’s Port Hercules doesn’t even make the list, in fact, we would have to go down to number 10 to see this marina and based on the marinas we just saw prices in Monaco are ‘reasonable’ the daily rate of Monaco is 1128 euros or one thousand two hundred and sixty-five dollars and a monthly fee of thirty-one thousand five hundred and eighty-four or $35,429.