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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 1:00pm Engel & Völkers

The Top 10 Most Expensive Marinas in Europe

By the Engel & Völkers Team

Life is pretty good if you can own a 55 meter-long yacht and sail around the world, but traveling can be hard on your health. What’s better? Chilling on your multi-million dollar boat any time you want, sipping on some Dom Perignon and laughing at home on the dock with your local friends. To help you decide the best place to park your yacht, Engel & Völkers Yachting recently ranked the top 10 most expensive marinas in Europe, which looked at the daily mooring fees for locations across the world.

Spain’s Ibiza Magna topped the list as the most expensive marina in the ranking, where survey data collected daily fee averages for a 55-meter yacht during the respective locations’ 2017 high seasons. Coming in at second, third and fourth place, Italy’s impressive marinas Marina GrandeMarina di Porto Cervo and Marina di Portofino proved the country has a lot to boast about as it's home to some of the most extraordinary yachts in the world.

“Factors such as the location of the marina, high demand and limited capacity all influence the extent of the mooring fee,” said Anissa Mediouni, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting. For instance, the exclusive Marina di Portofino has capacity for only 16 berths, but Mediouni remarked that the “number of available moorings for vessels [over 50 meters] is limited,” which increases the desirability of world-class marinas.

In addition to the exclusivity of a marina, costs outside of the basic mooring fee for provisions such as electricity, water or refuelling can add to the impracticalities of a marina and vary widely across locations.

The Croatian marina ACI Marina Split and Italian marina Marina di Porto Cervo experienced the largest average price increases among all marinas ranked, in comparison to 2016. For both marinas, the daily mooring fee rose by approximately 7%.

Port Hercule in Monte Carlo, the only deepwater marina on the Côte d’Azur and one of the most prestigious marinas in the Mediterranean, also made the ranking with a daily mooring fee of 1,074 euros.

See Engel & Völkers Yachting’s full 2017 ranking below:

Top 10 Most Expensive Marinas in Europe*




Mooring Fee / Day


Ibiza Magna

Ibiza, Spain

3,025 euros


Marina Grande

Capri, Italy

2,670 euros


Marina di Porto Cervo

Sardinia, Italy

2,514 euros


Marina di Portofino

Portofino, Italy

2,288 euros


Puerto José Banús

Marbella, Spain

2,068 euros


Port de Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France

2,054 euros


Limassol Marina

Limassol, Cyprus

1,533 euros


ACI Marina Split

Split, Croatia

1,320 euros


Port Hercule

Monte Carlo, Monaco

1,074 euros


Netsel Marmaris Marina

Marmaris, Turkey

1,045 euros

*The survey data is based on basic prices collated by Engel & Völkers Yachting for mooring fees during the respective high season 2017 in each location. These are basic prices for a 55-meter yacht. Seasonal events (such as trade shows, festivals and sporting events) can result in fluctuations to these basic prices in individual locations.

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