Elegant and graceful, megayachts are like estates on the water. We’re curious about how these enormous “boats” find places to dock when they’re cruising around looking for the next hot spot to stop in for a night of dancing, dining and shopping.
We love to hear about where our favorite celebrities hang out while out on the open sea. We’re not suggesting that you plan a vacation around one of these destinations just to see these vessels. However, if you happen to be in one of these cities, consider stopping by these marinas to see the magnificence and splendor.
It doesn’t hurt to be seen in one of these posh areas, just in case you’re mistaken for another rich and famous and invited on board for an outrageous A-list party. These marinas are some the finest for billionaires who own the world’s largest and most glamorous luxury yachts.
Everyone knows that these boats cost millions, but does anyone realize that mooring these over-sized water mansions can cost as much or more than staying in the most expensive hotels in the world, particularly during popular events like the Cannes Film Festival.
In fact, just running a megayacht can cost nearly as much as the purchase price itself, if you include staffing, mooring, special travel docking, fuel and maintenance. However, make no mistake – we hear that it is worth every penny.
The marinas we’re about to show you include every amenity imaginable, including 24-hour concierge services. Yet, for the owners, it’s not about the marinas services as much as it is about the destinations. These marinas are located in some of the world’s most incredible beach cities and offer a great deal in terms of: nightlife, events, private clubs and other jet-setter activities. The marina prices on the following pages all reflect a per night berth cost in high season.
10. Yacht Haven Grande – St. Thomas, Virgin Islands: $1,500/Night
This lovely Carribbean location in the Virgin Islands, has been a regular stop for many celebrities, business moguls and politicians. This 48-slip marina is perfect for a secluded getaway with privacy, glamour and incredible views in almost every direction. The slips are much larger than some and can accommodate megayachts even longer than 450 feet, due to the marina’s spacious design. Up on land, in the Charlotte Amalie Harbor, there are several shops in the Galleria, as well as first class restaurants and clubs. This is a more affordable spot, so it could be a great place to rub elbows with some of the richest people in the world.Next: 9. ACI Marina - Split, Croatia: $2,000/Night