Porto Montenegro Becomes First European Marina with 'Clean Marina' Accreditation

By Emily Dawkins

Luxury Mediterranean yacht port and marina village Porto Montenegro has announced that it has become the world’s first Platinum-status superyacht marina to be awarded with the 'Clean Marina' accreditation. Presented by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), the Montenegro marina has become the first in Europe to achieve this internationally recognised award.

Located on the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, in the heart of the Adriatic Sea, lies the luxury marina village of Porto Montenegro. Under-going a number of contemporary developments, this state-of-the-art facility has been designed to cater to all aspects of superyachts, owners, guests and crew. 

Continuously developing a range of sustainable practices within its deluxe amenities and lifestyle facilities, there is no surprise that the exclusive marina has now become the first in Europe to achieve the ‘Clean Marina’ accreditation. 

As a newly refined award, the International Clean Marina Programme from TYHA stipulates a rigorous assessment of the environmental impact of a marina’s services, procedures, and amenities, designed to regulate a clear and recognisable identity for marinas, yacht clubs and more, worldwide. The overarching aim of the programme is to reduce ‘non-point source pollution’ from yachting and marina facilities, promote clean water and clean air, in order to aid the marina industry’s sustainable nature. 

This new 'Clean Marina' accreditation emphasises the booming success of Porto Montenegro, after it also became the first marina in the world to receive the highest level of award by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), a 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation, in 2017. 

Offering an array of convenient services including tax-free fuel, 24/7 yacht assist, complimentary black and grey water disposal and 7% marine-related tax for its 460 berths, alongside an extensive retail and entertainment village, this all-encompassing marina, located in the picturesque destination of Montenegro, is not only becoming one of the world’s leading superyacht marinas, but also a premium, and sustainable, lifestyle retreat.

By Emily Dawkins