ACI Marina Split, Croatia
Situated on the Croatian shore of the Adriatic Sea, the city of Split is one of the most beautiful shore cities in Europe, although it’s not as luxurious as some other places that can be found in France, Spain or Italy. Expert yacht owners are familiar with this wonderful place, thanks to the exquisite ACI Marina Split. Open throughout the whole year, it has the ideal location that gives it a natural protection from strong southern winds and the restless sea. It has 355 anchor points, available fresh water source for each one of them, and equivalent number of power sources. You can dock a 260 feet super-yacht at this marina, which practically means that almost any yacht in the world can dock there.
Marina Gustavia, St. Barts
St.Barts is one of the most popular Caribbean playgrounds for the rich and famous. When guests make a choice not to arrive by plane, but rather by their yacht, they’ll most probably dock it at Marina Gustavia. The marina has enough room to fit sixty 80ft yachts in the inner area, while its outer area can fit even larger boats. Fuel, water, and other necessities are available as soon as you dock. Best of all, passengers have a chance to discover the unbelievable beauty of the surrounding area, at the location that is considered to be a jewel of the Caribbean.
Marina Portofino, Italy
Portofino is one of those charming Italian coast cities, ideal as a vacation destination, especially if you can get to it by a yacht. There’s only one way to get to this old fishing village, that’s usually closed off, so the best way to get there is by a boat. There are only 14 spots where you can cast the anchor, which only adds to the exclusivity of the place. You can be sure that at least one of those spots will be taken by a celebrity or a millionaire.
Port of Saint Tropez, France
Saint Tropez is a jewel of the French Riviera, and also globally known as a popular retreat for the rich and famous. And while a bunch of them rent apartments all over the city, marina can also be a place where you can find a celebrity or two, enjoying their luxurious accommodations. The port has no less than 734 anchor points across the surface area of 54 acres. Super-yachts over 270 feet are not allowed here, but they can often be seen on the waters a little farther from the port.
Yacht Haven Grande, Virgin Islands USA
The Caribbean, with its warm waters and plentiful majestic islands, is a very popular destination for ships of all shapes and sizes. Located right next to Charlotte Amalie Harbor in Saint Thomas, the Yacht Haven Grande port on Virgin Islands is the best place in this beautiful part of the world for you to drop anchor. Here you can find an ideal marina with 48 anchoring sites, meant for mega-yachts. It has a huge shopping gallery close by, as well as a number of places for you to relax and have some fun. Of course, the ultra-luxurious accommodations go without saying.
Marina di Capri, Italy
In the Mediterranean, Capri is considered as a yacht oasis. It’s an unbelievably beautiful island that just draws in the rich and famous. This is why on Capri you can find some of the most expensive and best super-yachts in the world, as well as a number of billionaires and celebrities. Marina Grande has about 300 anchor sites, intended for yachts up to 190 feet in length, which is more than sufficient for most luxury ships.
Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi UAE
When you think of power and abundance, your mind probably wonders off to one of many glamorous cities of the Arabian Gulf. So, it comes to no surprise that one of the most luxurious places where you can anchor your yacht can be found right there, at the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. This marina offers 221 anchor sites for smaller yachts, and 8 sites for gigantic mega-yachts with the length of over 490 feet. It’s ideally located so that it offers an easy access to cosmopolitan cities like Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Other great services include 24/7 CCTV surveillance, parking services, waste disposal, power supply, access to fresh water and fuel, as well as elite restaurants, a pedestrian zone together with a musical fountain.
Porto Cervo, Italy
Located in northernmost part of Sicily, Porto Cervo is a sophisticated city founded over 50 years ago, by prince Karim Aga Khan, imagined as a private vacation resort for him and his friends. Porto Cervo represents a great mix of untouched nature and modern luxuries, like high quality boutiques, night clubs, and of course, marinas. With no surprise, Porto Cervo is considered to be one of the most expensive locations in Europe, where a home is priced a couple of hundred thousand dollars per square foot.
Ibiza Magna, Spain
Maybe even more so than any other location on our list, Ibiza represents a place for young people, or at least the ones young at heart. That refers not only to people with a lot of money, but also a lot of energy. Ibiza Magna is an ideal location for that type of people, because in its vicinity you can find a casino, as well as the famous Pacha night club, globally known space that’s considered a home of electronic music. Here you can find 85 anchor sites, for 195 feet long yachts, while bigger ships can drop their anchor beyond main harbor.
Yacht Club de Monaco Marina, Monaco
If rich people would to gather and create their own country, it would probably resemble of something like Monaco: a narrow riviera down the shoreline, filled with casinos; ultra-luxurious villas and hotels, and impeccable marina services. The last edition is the Yacht Club de Monaco. YCM Marina is located directly in front of a modern and exclusive headquarters of the club, and has 26 anchor sites for super-yachts that range anywhere from 90 to 190 feet in length. It also has pontoon tenders and charter flight terminals.