West Mediterranean

West Mediterranean

The perfect playground for
those who love an extra dose of
glamour in their day-to-day.

The Cote d’Azur (The French Riviera including glamorous Monaco, Cannes, Nice and St Tropez), mountainous and exclusive Corsica island, The Italian jet set islands of Sardinia and Capri, the Italian Amalfi Coast with its stunning architecture and the Balearic Islands of Spain help comprise the lavish yachting grounds of the West Mediterranean. All the elements for upscale enjoyment are covered, from fine dining to exclusive clubbing to casinos while more easy-going delights are abundant as well such as natural caves and lazy villages to explore and charming off the beaten path places to wander with quaint cafes, bakeries, and charming local restaurants.

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Highlights in the West Mediterranean

French Riviera & Monaco:

The French Riviera is undoubtedly an epicenter of glamour and hedonistic lifestyle in the Mediterranean, conjuring imagery of Mega yachts, Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly. Timeless elegance mark this regions charm and make it a destination for repeat trips. The French Riviera and Monaco create the famous cruising coast the Cote D’Azur, where sparkling blue waters, fine dining and shopping and mingling with the Worlds pleasure seekers exist. Super yacht marinas with World-class infrastructure and atmosphere delight those that enjoy kicking back on their yacht in port watching crowds and being serviced by their crew. It’s no surprise yacht charters in this area are booked soley for the port lifestyle and local events. Cruising this coastline, all the Mediterranean charms can be accessed for rural exploration from fishing villages to resort towns surrounded by beaches. Charter here to vacation, for business or for exquisite luxury events, from Sports to Fashion to Film, happening throughout the extended yachting season.


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Monaco :

Monaco is almost synonymous with Style & Class! This special destination on the French Riviera hosts the best mega-yachts from around the world each year for the Monaco Yacht Show and attracts yachters from far and wide for its glamorous coast and port. The casino and high-class restaurants have an allure of their own for those wanting to spend marvelous days & nights in the iconic locale.


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Sardinia and Corsica :

The French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia make for an exclusive yachting destination located not too far from the French Riviera. The wealth of natural bays and harbors and unspoilt beaches allow one to go days feeling drenched in nature and amongst the Mediterranean’s most wild scenery for true summer delight. From Agro-tourism activities, to wandering historical towns to topping the day off with sunset drinks on bustling terraces and in small cobbled alleys, there is plenty to do for visitors to this area. The Costa Smeralda of Sardinia charmed the likes of Karim Aga Khan in the 60’s who bought up properties, and wealthy vacationers followed to discover the charms of the area, eventually making it a hot spot in the summer months. Some small islands like Ile Lavezzi between the islands make for great yacht stops. Corsica with its dramatic cliffs and colorful houses perched on them, make for beautiful scenery. Whether you want to stay remote or join the bustle, these islands will suit a blissful yacht charter experience.


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Italian Riviera :

The Italian Riviera begins at the border of France and extends south, through the region of Liguria, until Tuscany. Otherwise known as the Ligurian coast, it boasts noble seaside towns with grand Italian buildings in shades of blush, rose and sand, shrouded in pine and palm trees. Here, one of the most famous Italian resort towns, Portofino, is hosted along with other coastal jewels in the greater Genoa area such as Rapallo, San Fruttuoso and Camogli. Cinque Terre, a string of five historic towns, are quintessentially Ligurian with the colorful homes quaintly decorating the coast. Stoney watch towers, centuries old monasteries and a never ending selection of natural coastal trails and trattorias serving seafood and the famous local pesto make for a sensual feast. This classy area of Italy feels like the quintessential playground for yachting.


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Amalfi Coast & Capri :

The famous Amalfi coast is further south from the Italian Riviera and has a feast of delights to visit all within a close cruising distance. From this yachting haven, the island of Capri is accessible, with its lemon trees and dizzying heights that make for a dramatic landscape from the sea. The town of Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic, gave its name to the coast. Unlike some of the more colorful towns in Italy, Amalfi is a cluster of white homes surrounded by winding streets. At the center of the town is the Arab-Sicilian Cathedral of St. Andrew which was rebuilt in Baroque style. Visiting the paper museum gives on a feel for the artisanal touch in this area. Another must-see town in the middle of this heavenly coast is Ravello, perching 365 Meters high atop a large rock. The enchanting villas and gardens with panoramic views make this town unforgettable. Scala is the oldest town on the coast, rich with artistic and historic value (see the monastery with the frescoes!) and abundant in vegetation, from lemon groves to chestnut forests. The numerous churches are characteristic of the town. One cannot say ‘Amalfi Coast’ without mentioning Positano, the famed holiday resort town since Roman times; it rolls off the tongue the way an Aperol Spritz slides down! Bask in the sun on the Sun Deck and cruise by the charming seaside villages, knowing this is the heart of the Mediterranean summer lifestyle!


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Venice & East Italy :

Venice is the romantic city with over 100 canals weaving poetically throughout, Venetian ports with parked gondolas, exquisite architecture and the famous Grand Canal surrounded with elaborate palaces. Situated in the northern Adriatic Sea, its close to Croatia and accessible to the beautiful towns in Eastern Italy. Moor near the famous Saint Marks Square and venture through the magical alleys of Venice, with shops, bars and restaurants seeped in historical essences. The canals and bridges are a delight to peruse in the early evening on way to an apertivo. Cruising Venice to Trieste allows for a cultural and delicious odyssey through Venetian inspired regions. Ravenna, further south, is known for its cuisine, mosaics and 8 world heritage sites. The mosaics inspired musician Cole Porter to write his famous song, ‘Day & Night.’ See the tomb of author Dante, and just adore what makes this town an art and history lovers dream. Rimini is a bustling town with a beautiful country side and artistic flair further along the coast. The historic port of Ancona is a port of call just before the richly authentic and laid-back scenery of pastoral Puglia. Puglia is an upcoming destination in Italy adored for its sparsely populated beaches, unique architecture and overall scenery.


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Tailor Made Experiences In the West Mediterranean

 

Each charter is unique and we are here to help create unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences. Indulge your interests and passions aboard your own private yacht. We can cater custom itineraries, activities and routes to your charter party. Join the most celebrated events of the year in the West Med. on your own yacht or escape on an exclusive vacation in this classic yachting area.  Explore in a specific way with tours made-to-order.

 

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