Many luxury yacht charter services are available in Europe that enables their customers to sail the globe while floating past some of the most fantastic scenery. These services are available from most European beaches including those in Spain and Portugal. The main season for such activities is from May to September although you can find many sailing to Caribbean for the winter. These yachts sail out to the sea during the day so that they can enjoy jet skis and boats on board, but they return to the ports during the evening.
One of the best yacht charter moorings in Europe is St Tropez which is an old fishing town located on the South Coast of France. It has become an important destination for super yachts. Its harbour can accommodate the moorings of 1050 vessels and many more can be accommodated in the bay outside. The famous yachts that have visited St Tropez harbour include the impressive 52m Golden Yachts O’Neiro, the luxurious 68m CRN Alwaeli and the 58m Austal yacht Outback.
Another important harbour on the South Coast of France is Antibes which is one of the largest ports in the French Riviera and has received some of the biggest yachts in the world. It has an inner harbour that can host hundreds of yachts and an outer harbour which is reserved for the largest yachts. The super yachts that have visited Antibes include 126m Octopus currently owned by the co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, one of Roman Abramovich’s boats Ecstasea and the opulent 75m Anastasia.
The other best yacht charter destination in Europe is the Villanova Grand Marina in Barcelona, Spain. The marina can accommodate 49 moorings of super and mega yachts up to 80m in length. Some of the vessels that have visited Villanova include the 60m Feadship super yacht Paraffin and the 80m Oceanco yacht Amevi.
The three moorings listed above are some of the best in the world as they can accommodate super yachts. The typical guest capacities on one boat can range between 10 and 80. The high season prices for a week can range from EUR 50,000 to more than one half million. The typical crew has a captain and 3 to 5 staff members.