The cruising grounds of Italy and its islands offer a vast collection of historic sites, wonderful food and wines together with some of the Mediterranean’s most majestic vistas all backed up by first class marinas and suppliers
A landmark in the Mediterranean for yachts and luxury superyachts, Porto Mirabello is located within the Gulf of La Spezia, one of the most protected areas in Europe thanks to its natural bay. The strategic position makes this marina the ideal home port to reach some of the most fascinating places of the Ligurian coast, such as Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Portofino and Forte dei Marmi. The international airports of Pisa (60km) and Genoa (90km) are also within easy reach. Porto Mirabello offers 407 berths from 12m up to 140m. The facility is equipped with a security service, CCTV, user video service and Wi-Fi. Other facilities provided are the shipyard, helipad, two fuel stations (one high flow), private parkings, concierge service, a gym and VIP Lounge. The harbour boutiques, bars and restaurants make Porto Mirabello a very living marina in every season.
Superyacht Services (SYS) is a leading yacht agency assisting yachts calling at the Tuscan and Ligurian coast. The company is a brand of the Vannucci Group established in 1825 and has operated in Italy as a registered ship agent and customs agent for six generations. Available to its clients 24 hours a day the SYS network is conveniently located with offices in Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Carrara, Pisa, Livorno, La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Portofino. SYS is specialised in 24 hour concierge services, port booking, bunkering, provisioning, maritime and immigration clearances, customs formalities, fiscal representation and vat consultancy, legal consultancy and APA transfers.
MARINA DI PORTO CERVO
Located on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, Marina di Porto Cervo is one of the most prestigious and exclusive marinas in the Mediterranean. It is part of the renowned Costa Smeralda, which translates to ‘Emerald Coast’ due to the strikingly clear and green waters of the region. With berths for up to 700 yachts, with a maximum length of 160m and a range of exclusive facilities and services, Marina di Porto Cervo caters to the most discerning of clients. The marina offers everything from fine dining at its exquisite restaurants to high-end shopping at its designer boutiques. The marina is a hub for glamorous social events, attracting international jet-setters and celebrities. It is known for its world class facilities but also offers a range of water sports and leisure activities, such as diving, snorkelling, and fishing. Beyond the marina, visitors can explore the many attractions of the Costa Smeralda region. From world class golf courses to cultural landmarks like the Nuraghe Ruins, there is something for everyone in this idyllic corner of the Mediterranean. Whether you are a seasoned yachting enthusiast or simply seeking a luxurious getaway, Marina di Porto Cervo is the ultimate destination for those seeking unparalleled comfort, beauty, and adventure.
Acquera Yachting focuses exclusively on providing full yacht agency services to superyachts in the entire Mediterranean region. With its considerable database of suppliers and local professionals, it can offer an exhaustive and comprehensive assistance to it’s clients throughout the various regions. From the smallest vessels to the largest yachts, the team makes available the same high-quality service and assistance, using a longstanding network of resources, suppliers and partnerships which enable the agency to provide 24/7 full assistance to crew and guests. AY covers the following countries: Gibraltar, Spain & the Balearics, France & Monaco, Italy (both coasts) and it’s islands, Malta, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece plus Cyprus and Turkey. Having mainly direct offices, AY can offer one single point of reference for the entire Mediterranean, one billing format, one bank account and a unique pricing model across the 11 countries covered. AY is going to launch its own app, called AcqueraPro whose goal is to streamline the workload of both the crew and yacht agent. It will speed up the research of information, quotations and many other processes that are part of the everyday operations, as well as proposing unique experiences and main events to attend while cruising the region.
Nestled in the heart of the maritime city of Genoa in Italy, Waterfront Marina is a brand new, full service marina and homeport for superyachts from 25m to 110m LOA. With a diverse array of specialist facilities for crew including; a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, barbecue area, kitchen, laundry, private parking, and sports courts for basketball, tennis and 5-a-side football. The marina not only benefits from being part of Renzo Piano’s Waterfront development in the UNESCO World Heritage city but also offers an ideal location close to the popular cruising grounds of the Côte d’Azur, Cinque Terre, Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian west coast. Waterfront Marina is managed by world-renowned superyacht refit yard Amico & Co, whose extensive facilities include its new 4,000-ton shiplift and in- house departments are just 500 metres away. The marina’s 26-berth limit also allows for optimum 24-hour security and privacy, and the highest levels of service that include a dedicated crew services department to assist with any request or requirement. Genoa is not only a vibrant city with a stunning historic centre that remains bustling year round but is also a regional superyacht hub with multiple superyacht focused companies offering a full suite of services to visiting and home- ported yachts.
ARGENTARIO YACHT SERVICES
Based in the stunning Argentario area in Tuscany, Argentario Yacht Services is a professional Registered Yacht Agency, perfectly organised to satisfy any type of requests and to offer you full assistance whenever you need it. From the standard services such as yacht formalities, berth reservation, car service, provisioning, etc. to the most unusual requests, they will provide you with tailor-made services both at sea and onshore. Their availability 24/7, together with their hands-on approach and very personal assistance to their clients ensure first class services for guests and excellent support to captains and their crew. Their mission is simple: focusing on the client’s needs and satisfying them with the best, no compromise and always with a smile!
For more details Tel: +39 3349997049, +39 3382520211 or visit www.argentarioyachtservices.com
IGY PORTISCO MARINA
IGY Portisco Marina boasts a prime location in Sardinia, one of the most beautiful regions of the Mediterranean. With crystal clear waters and stunning scenery, the marina provides easy access to popular cruising grounds in the area, including the Maddalena Archipelago and the Costa Smeralda. It is a natural starting point for exploring Sardinia as it is conveniently located 20 minutes from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and with over 1180 miles of coastline, it’s a paradise of coves and inlets, white beaches and turquoise waters, while inland there’s plenty to discover in a haven of unspoiled nature. The marina is perfectly situated between Porto Cervo and Olbia, in the Gulf of Cugnana. Protected by a natural setting and long outer breakwater, and with an exceptionally deep draft of 10 metres, it is one of the few ports in the region capable of accommodating the world’s largest superyachts. The marina’s customer centric layout features on-site services, shops and restaurants, shipyard, yacht provisioning, 24-hour security, and fuel service. Whether you’re looking for a place to dock your yacht or simply looking for a beautiful location to explore, IGY Portisco Marina is the perfect choice.