Superyacht season in Montenegro

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 07 May, 2013
The world’s sleekest ships – the superyachts – exist in a perpetual summer, as owners and crews chase the sun around the world. Come May and June, that sun is shining bright on the Mediterranean, and the luxury yacht season here gets into full swing.

Montenegro is one of the top Mediterranean stopping-points for the world’s biggest, sleekest and most impressive vessels. With more than 300km of Adriatic coastline, edged by mountains up to 1000m high, and bordered by sandy beaches, there’s plenty to discover. This is some of the most impressive scenery that Europe’s coastlines have to offer.

The deep, clear waters and the state-of-the-art facilities are perfect for superyachts, while the vast fjord of the Bay of Kotor (a UNESCO World Heritage site) provide a natural sheltered harbour from the open sea.

Some superyachts arrive from all over the world, converging on Montenegro in early summer. Some are based here, and are available to charter (complete with crew) from companies such as  Montenegro Yacht Charter  and  Hoa Yachting .

On shore, there are the historic towns of  Kotor , Budva and Herceg Novi, with bars and restaurants chic enough to tempt you off even the slickest yacht.

Montenegro’s legislation, too, is deliberately yacht-friendly. Fuel is duty free, and although Montenegro uses the Euro as its currency, it sits outside EU tax and import regulations for charters. So the situation for superyachts, their owners and charterers is as attractive as the scenery.

Read about the new facilities and berths set to be created for yachts in Montenegro at  Lustica Bay’s Marina Village .

Find out about the top sailing spots and read our interview with a native captain  here .

For a taste of life how central the sea is to life in Montenegro, watch our video on Living in Montenegro below.

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