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Engel & Völkers Yachting Ranking 2020: The ten highest priced marinas in Europe

Puerto Banús, Marbella’s exclusive marina, once again leads the table of the top 10 most expensive mooring berths in Europe. The mooring fee on the Costa del Sol has remained unwaveringly high at 4,289 euros per day, the same rate as last year. This is revealed in the latest ranking published 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. The marina in Porto Cervo is ranked in second place, with a mooring fee of 2,900 euros per day.

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Italian marinas with basic fees between 2,500 and 3,000 euros

Third place in the Yachting ranking is occupied by the Marina Grande, with a daily fee of 2,880 euros. Those wishing to moor their yacht in the Marina di Portofino will pay 2,650 euros per day for the privilege. This marks a rise over the previous year, moving the marina up into fourth place in the ranking.

Rising daily rates on the Côte d’Azur

Prices also increased for mooring berths in French marinas. Fifth place is occupied by the Port de Saint-Tropez, at 2,344 euros per day. Another port on the French Riviera, Marina Port Vauban in Antibes, comes sixth in the ranking. This is the largest port in the region, charging a daily mooring fee of 2,076 euros, which marks a slight rise compared to 2019. The ACI Marina Dubrovnik ranks in seventh place, with a daily rate of 1,697 euros. Eighth place is occupied by Limassol Marina in Cyprus with a daily rate of 1,533 euros for a 55-metre yacht. A berth in the ACI Marina Split on the Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast costs 1,400 euros per day, securing it ninth place. Finally, Port Hercule in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, completes the ranking in tenth place with a daily fee of 1,162 euros.

Outlook: Increasing demand for private yacht charter service

Engel & Völkers Yachting is observing an emerging trend for 2021: “Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we see future potential in the migration of new clients from other nautical business sectors to our private charter service. Many who previously spent their vacations on   5-star cruise ships are now considering charters as a much safer alternative in the future,” Anissa Mediouni reveals. 

* The survey data is based on basic prices collated by Engel & Völkers Yachting for mooring fees during the respective high season 2020 in each location. These are basic fees for a 55-metre yacht. Seasonal events 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, and the refuelling service.

** The Marina Ibiza is not included in this year’s Engel & Völkers Yachting Ranking, as a quote for a specific price for a 55-metre berth is only possible with individual consultation, and is not intended for PR purposes as stated by the port management, the IPM-IMG Group.

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