Why Porto Montenegro should be your charter base this summer
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:46 AM
- New summer season in full swing in the Adriatic
- Montenegro offers many benefits for yacht owners and charters
- Stunning natural beauty is merged with world class services
Porto Montenegro, the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village, enjoys the beginning of the new summer season which will bring with it events, parties, concerts, exhibitions and festivals of all persuasions. The superyachts berthed will find themselves in the epicentre of the Adriatic events scene this summer, a nautical playground for high-end guests and lifestyle visitors from across and beyond the region.
Following the success of last summer, Porto Montenegro has crafted an ever-exciting calendar for 2019 – here’s a glimpse of that’s in store in this year’s summer calendar.
For superyacht owners, Montenegro is firmly on the map of must-see destinations, offering tax-free imports of spare parts and provisioning, tax and duty-free fuel, and a competitively low VAT percentage of 7% on marine-related services. Moreover, foreign-flagged vessels can charter or remain in Montenegrin waters with no restriction on time, giving owner’s more reason to give the waters of the South Adriatic a try.
As an independent state since 2006, Montenegro is a forward-looking nation, with many major global investors contributing to its continuous stability and growth.
Place to be
Porto Montenegro plays a huge role in making the whole region more attractive for the superyacht community. As the world’s first marina to receive the Platinum accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association and the Marina Industries Association, it offers 450 berths for yachts from 12 to 250 metres in length, as well as holding a reputation for unparalleled guest service.
Together with the five-star Regent Hotel with over 130 luxury suites and apartments, the village also boasts a total of 300 sold-out luxury residences and 60 units of ground floor retail made up of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and amenities.
Porto Montenegro is uniquely situated in the heart of the UNESCO-protected Boka Bay. There are three international airports nearby – while Dubrovnik and Podgorica are 1.5 hours away, the closest is Tivat, just a 5-minute ride away – see the flight schedule for direct flights to Tivat Airport, which this summer will provide connections to over 40 cities, from London to Antalya, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and much more.
With fast and reliable links to most European capitals less than 3 hours away, further adding to the appeal is Porto Montenegro’s fantastic location a mere stone’s throw away from the magnificent south Croatian archipelago and the beautiful Greek islands and Puglia, which are easily accessible by boat.
Local cruising also makes a ton of sense, with the Bay of Kotor being the ultimate must-visit. The UNESCO protected cobbled town of Kotor is camouflaged against a wreath of mountain scenery, located close by to the little village of Perast and the nearby Budva Riviera, known for its party culture.