Super Yacht Times names Porto Montenegro as Marina of the Month

Located on the Balkan coastline in Montenegro’s beautiful Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro is a full service marina and luxury village that has built itself a reputation as one of the world’s best since opening in 2009. With 450 berths, including 150 for superyachts up to an incredible 250-metres, the marina is perfectly positioned for exploring its idyllic surroundings of Montenegro and the nearby must-do destination of Croatia.

Designed specifically with the needs of superyachts and their owners and crew in mind, it is no surprise that Porto Montenegro has proved enduringly popular with its numerous visitors, with many yachts choosing the marina as their permanent homeport. Offering a full-support service for visiting yachts, Porto Montenegro’s many appealing features include a multi-lingual team, free 24hr yacht support and a tax/duty free fuel station. Immaculate modern berths are set against a backdrop of striking mountains and the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Close to hand is the historic town of Kotor and hundreds of kilometres of stunning coastline including more than 4000 islands for yachts and their guests to explore.

Far more than just a berthing spot, the Porto Montenegro village has an impressive infrastructure including 228 luxury apartments, a five-star Regent Hotel and a buzzing retail setup that includes restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and more. The marina is also home to the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, which offers the traditional values of the world’s leading yacht clubs paired with state-of-the-art facilities with a contemporary luxury twist.

Just three hours travel from all major European cities and with a recently expanded flight schedule out of Montenegro’s Tivat airport now reaching more than 40 key cities, it is easier than ever before for guests to arrive at and depart from the marina. On top of commercial flight routes, access for private aircraft is also available. For those arriving by yacht Porto Montenegro is just a short trip inland from Boka Bay, ensuring easy access from the open sea but with all the benefits of calm sheltered waters.

In recent years Porto Montenegro has received a huge number of awards and accolades. These include being the very first recipient of the Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) Superyacht Marina of Distinction Award 2015 to 2017, a new award created to honour marinas that have distinguished themselves with over three consecutive years of continual customer service excellence. Open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas – of which Porto Montenegro has five, the highest possible classification – the awards are voted for by boat owners and berth holders and recipients must have ranked as a finalist for three consecutive years to achieve the title.

For those looking to see Porto Montenegro for themselves, the perfect opportunity is the third edition of the MYBA Pop-up Superyacht Show, hosted at the marina from 8-10 September 2017. Attracting a wide cross-section of the yachting industry, with a large number of leading charter yachts on display, the event has proved the perfect platform for visitors to see first hand just why Porto Montenegro is such a popular destination. During the show, visitors are able to witness all that is on offer to superyachts the country, from the rapidly developing yacht and tourism infrastructure to the incredible cruising opportunities on offer.