YACHTICO.com Recommend – The World’s Best Marinas

1. Capri, Italy
The isle of the sirens in Homer’s Odyssey, and the former home of Roman emperors, Capri has always been a land of glamor and excess. To moor in one of the 10 super-yacht berths in the marina, it will cost €2,900 per day – making it the most exclusive and expensive marina in the world.

2. Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda was developed as a getaway for the rich and famous during the 1960s. Positioned on one of the most stunning coastlines in the Mediterranean and just a stone’s throw away from the La Maddalena Archipelago, the port continues to attract mega-yacht owners from all over the world. The average daily mooring fee for super-yachts is €2,500, and there are 60 berths.

3. Portofino, Liguria, Italy
Originally a small fishing town between Genova and Le Spezia, Portofino has become the sailing destination for Europe’s elite. Access to the tucked away marina is restricted and there are only 6 super-yacht berths priced at €2,350 a day. Situated in the unspoiled Portofino National Park, there is an air of low key sophistication.

4. Ibiza Magna, Ibiza
Ibiza Magna in Eivissa Town is a haven for the rich and the restless. Near to the most stylish nightclubs, casinos and beaches in the Balearic Islands, hedonists pay a hefty fee of €2,300 per day. There are 12 berths for mega-yachts.

5. St Tropez, Cote d’Azur, France
Situated in the heart of the French Riviera, places in the St Tropez Marina are highly coveted and cost €1,300 per day. There are 30 berths, and celebrities, socialites and the ultra-chic rub shoulders here every summer.

Source: Wealth Bulletin






Ready, Set, Go! Summer Events Calendar 2012


Dalian International Boat Show 15th – 18th June, Dalian, China
The Superyacht Cup Palma 20th – 23rd June, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The Rendezvous in Monaco
21st – 24th June, Monaco, France
America’s World Cup Series June 26th– July 1st, Rhode Island, USA
The Pendennis Cup
2nd – 7th July, Cornwall, UK
Phuket Race Week
18th – 22nd July, Phuket, Thailand
Sydney International Boat Show
2nd – 6th August, Sydney, Australia
Audi Hamilton Race Week
, 17th – 25th August, Queensland, Australia

YACHTICO.com Trip Recommendation – Greece: Spoil yourself in the Sporades

Route Suggestions for Greece – Sporades Islands

Begin a trip in the bustling port town of Skiathos, and sail to Skopelos, Alonissos, Skantzoura and Skyros in the Northern Sporades. These small Greek islands are dotted with ancient monasteries, picturesque settlements and serene beaches.

1. Skiathos – The Moni Evangelistria
2. Skopelos Town – The Venetian Kastro
3. Patitiri, Alonissos – A pretty harbour
4. Steni Vala, Alonissos – A traditional Greek fishing village
5. Skantzoura – A small island characterized by an abandoned monastery
6. Linaria, Skyros – Sandy beaches and local tavernas
7. Panormos, Skopelos – A sheltered harbour and an ideal swimming spot
8. Return to Skiathos

Sailing Area Ionian See

New Boat Listing: The Elan Power 30 in Zadar

Cruise around Croatia with the Elan Power 30 – a fast, high performance motor yacht by Elan Marine. It has an innovative design that enables comfortable, high speed cruising. Below deck there is a luxurious interior equipped with all the necessary amenities for up to eight guests. The boat comes fitted with a Volvo Penta engine and state of the art Raymarine navigational software. The rental price includes tax, insurance, a Croatian navigational permit and a charter license for the vessel.

Motoryacht Elan Power 30

Charter Yacht Elan Power 30

Hidden Greece: The Fourni Islands

Greece – The beauty of secret places.

The Fourni Islands lie Southwest of Samos, and consist of three islands: Fourni, Thymaina (or Fimaina), and Ayios Minas. These islands and the islets that surround them are quintessentially Greek, and are often visited by people seeking to experience true Greece. In the fantastic little fishing village of Fourni, you will find a picturesque harbour with traditional taverna’s that serve freshly caught and prepared fish. The islands are extremely indented and so there are many peaceful bays and secluded coves to discover.

Note: This area experiences very strong winds. Safe anchorages are: Fourni Harbour, Kampi, Aspa, Pelekania & Elidaki/Marmaro, Ayios Ioannis, Kasidi, Vlichada and Vitsilia.

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