A marina is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. Some marinas offer boat storage. It mainly has refueling, washing and repair facilities, stores and restaurants. It may also include ground facilities such as parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers.
Following are some of the best marinas in the world:
ST. TROPEZ COTE D’ AZUR (FRANCE)
With a capacity for 800 moorings and situated in the heart of the village, the port of Saint-Tropez is one of the main ports of call for big yachts in the Mediterranean . It is one of the most expensive places to dock a superyacht. To moor a 230-feet vessel it costs €1,300 a day. With just thirty mega-yacht berths available, the peak periods of June through August for the Cote d’Azur are consistently booked, which is why vacationers to St. Tropez routinely see yachts dotting the bay’s azure horizon. St Tropez is an awesome place where u can find a luxury villa to stay. With gorgeous grounds and round-the-clock service, luxury villa rentals in St. Tropez offer just as much luxury service and amenities as any superyacht, but with the added bonus of being much closer to the beaches.
Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi)
Yas Marina is the flagship of ALDAR’s marina developments, now operated by world leader in luxury marinas, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. Located at the heart of Yas Marina Circuit, the marina has a capacity for 143 yachts from 10m to 90m, and additional visitor berthing for superyachts up to 150m.The average daily mooring fee for superyacht is €421.Whether you’re relaxing on your yacht overlooking the race circuit, or strolling along the marina with your loved ones, you’ll be left captivated.
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Matheson Hammock Marina (Florida)
This popular marina is in a beautiful park, featuring a sandy beach and natural pool. The Red Fish Grill, on the beach, serves fresh seafood, pasta, chicken and steak, nightly. You can dine inside the historic coral rock building or outside, overlooking the beach and Biscayne Bay. The Grill’s snack bar offers casual food for lunch, daily, except Mondays. Matheson Hammock Park also has a scenic lake, bordered by a large coral rock picnic pavilion and smaller pavilions, with charcoal grills, picnic tables and benches. Nature trails and bike trails weave throughout the Crandon Park Marina.
Port Cervo,Sardina (Italy)
The marina Porto Cervo is located in Porto Cero. All who moor there will have access to basic services such as water and electricity. This large-capacity marina has moorings for super yacht size, because it has moorings for boats with a maximum length of up to 100.00 m and a maximum draught of 6.00 m. An average daily mooring fee for super yachts set at €2,500. The marina also has nautical services available. For those who are concerned about the environment, the marina includes all of the services that are needed for eco-friendly sailing. If your boat has a trailer, this is an ideal marina for short excursions without having to moor, since it is equipped with a place to lower your boat into the water and a place to leave it on land. Various sports activities are carried out at the marina. Proximity to an airport means that this marina is also accessible by air.
Average daily mooring fee for super yachts here is a whopping €2900and there are only 10 super yacht berths. A favourite destination of the rich and the famous,berths here must be booked way in advance and are not available to buy or rent. Apart from the scenic beauty, Italian brands like Prada, Ferragamo and Gucci attract the super yacht owners to the land. The bustle of the Piazetta, the bars, cafes and the fashionable boutiques, the grand hotels and the parade of the world’s most beautiful people makes the marina here the most attractive and expensive!
Article compiled by Vishwaja Salian