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As June approaches, the West Mediterranean becomes an increasingly popular destination for superyachts kicking off their summer season in style. And with a plethora of idyllic seaside towns, cultural hotspots and some of the richest civilisations the world’s coasts have to offer, it is not difficult to see why. We prepared the ultimate luxury yachting guide for the West Mediterranean, to ensure that our readers make the absolute most of everything this beautiful region has to offer.
Nestled in the UNESCO-protected Boka Bay, Porto Montenegro represents a true slice of paradise, founded with the very purpose of providing the ultimate luxury marina to rival all those that came before it and making it the ultimate focus of our East Mediterranean yachting guide for this summer.
Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina has broken exciting new ground in its mission to become the ultimate UAE homeport. The Yas Island-based facility has achieved new hassle-free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, along with new 6 month navigation licenses and 6 month visas for crews of all nationalities.
Situated on the multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment center of Yas Island, Yas Marina is the nautical hub of Abu Dhabi. Yas is not only a prime spot for yacht docking and maintenance, but also a vibrant venue of dining, fitness and leisure facilities.
Last week saw the Dubai Canal Jumeirah transform into a hub of activity, flooded with representatives of the best names in the business and their spectacular fleets for the Dubai International Boat Show. We caught up with Billy Canellas, General Manager of Abu Dhabi’s stronghold of yachting, Yas Marina.
Damen, Adriatic Marinas and the Montenegrin Government have have signed a contract for the redevelopment of the Bijela Shipyard in Boka Bay, Montenegro. The consortium plan to redevelop the site into a facility for the repairing and refitting of superyachts.