José San Banus, Marbella’s exclusive marina, leads the table of the top 10 most expensive marinas in Europe in 2019. The mooring fee on the Costa del Sol has increased by 20 percent over the previous year to 4,289 euros per day. This is revealed in a current ranking produced by Engel & Völkers Yachting. The survey data is based on basic fees for a mooring berth for a 55-metre yacht during the high season in each location.
“Compared to 2017, the daily mooring fees for a 55-metre yacht have increased in almost all ten locations featured in the ranking,” said Anissa Mediouni, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting. The Marina di Porto Cervo on the northern coast of Sardinia near Olbia saw the highest rise in price – by 24 percent to 3,176 euros per day. This takes Porto Cervo up into third place in this year’s ranking of Europe’s most exclusive marinas. Second place goes to Ibiza Magna, last year’s frontrunner, with a mooring fee of 4,084 euros per day. “European marinas remain in great demand. Particularly spectacular locations and a good infrastructure with shops, restaurants and other amenities are really driving prices even higher in the luxury segment,” said Anissa Mediouni.
The Italian marinas on Capri and in Portofino occupy the midfield of the ranking, in fourth and fifth place respectively. Those looking to moor their yacht in the Marina Grande on Capri will pay 3,000 euros per day. The Marina di Portofino on the Italian Riviera, reaches a daily price of 2,398 euros as in the previous year. At 2,211 euros per day, the Port de Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur comes in sixth place in the ranking of the most expensive marinas in Europe. Another French port, Marina Port Vauban on the Antibes coast, is ranked seventh.
The largest port on the Côte d'Azur offers space for more than 1,600 yachts, including 19 superyachts. It charges a daily fee of 2,045 euros. The Limassol Marina on Cyprus is ranked in eighth place with a daily rate of 1,533 euros for a 55-metre yacht. A berth at the ACI Marina Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast costs 1,423 euros per day, securing ninth place. Port Hercule in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, completes ranking in tenth place with a daily fee of 1,128 euros.
* The survey data is based on basic prices collated by Engel & Völkers Yachting for mooring fees during the respective high season in each location. These are basic fees for a 55-metre yacht. Seasonal events (such as trade shows, festivals and sporting events) as well as currency fluctuations can result in fluctuations to these basic prices in individual locations. In addition to this basic fee, leasing a mooring berth usually also involves additional costs for various services such as the provision of electricity and water, or the refueling service.