The French Riviera has long been a hub of the yachting community in the Mediterranean, and Antibes – located centrally between Monaco and St Tropez – has historically been a prime spot to park a superyacht. Following the announcement of the major redevelopment plans of Vauban 21, which recently acquired the prestigious Port Vauban operation in Antibes, there is now a unique opportunity to acquire long-term berths of up to 23 years’ duration for vessels up to 170m.
Port Vauban is a perennially popular location in which to base a yacht, offering convenience to yacht owners, guests and charterers, as well as captains and crew. Unlike the facilities available at other popular marinas on the Riviera, Port Vauban’s centrally located helipad provides instant access to the region’s key spots.
There are also modernisation and redevelopment plans for the marina and its facilities, including a brand-new harbourmaster’s office with gourmet restaurants, as well as the Port Centre, which will be a hub for the local community as well as an exposition space and yachting campus. There will be a number of additional security measures implemented across the site in the coming months, and guests will be given access to a fleet of golf carts to improve mobility around Port Vauban and the town.
In addition to being easy to access from across Europe, Port Vauban is a year-round location for maintenance and operations. To bolster crew motivation, reduce turnover and a promote healthy lifestyle, a programme of activities targeted at crew will operate throughout the year, including the winter season.
As one of the only marinas offering long-term contracts in the region, Port Vauban’s berths are now available to acquire through new right-of-use contracts of up to 23-years’ duration, including 17 long-term berths for sale between 60m and 100m-plus (two having just been sold).
Alongside the winter crew programme, Port Vauban is now offering new winter berthing packages designed to deliver convenience and practicality to superyachts of 40m to 170m throughout the low season, from November to the end of April. This includes shorter minimum booking periods, the ability to carry out winter maintenance onsite, including provision of space for a container on the dock adjacent to the yacht.
“With limited availability of long-term berths between St Tropez and Monaco, and a redevelopment plan that will make our facilities unmatched in the region, we are certain that Port Vauban is the future of yachting not just on the French Riviera but for the whole of the Mediterranean,” concludes Eric de Saintdo, chief commercial and marketing officer of Port Vauban.
Port Vauban has released a promotional film to summarise its offering, which can be viewed below.
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