Within the last decade, Montenegro has firmly put itself on the map as a superyacht destination - and is without a doubt here to stay! Known for it’s substantial investment in the industry, Montenegro boasts some incredible world-class facilities such as Porto Montenegro, Lustica Bay or Portonovi - and they are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the country’s superyacht infrastructure. As a non-EU country, the destination is a real draw for sailing enthusiasts from all over the world and for many of them, goes from summer destination to home port. So aside from the AMAZING coast and sparkling Adriatic sea what are the HIDDEN BENEFITS of visiting Montenegro?:
There are no minimum quantities nor registration restrictions and can be supplied at the following locations during summer cruising:
Since 2000, Boka Bay quite rightly belongs to the most beautiful bays in the world club, and has been known over centuries as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Along the whole coast of Boka there is a chain of quaint, small towns and settlements, all of which have their own unique story and history. The Natural and Cultural-Historical Region of Kotor was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Total bay surface: 87.3 km² with a maximum depth of 60m.
Water salinity: 28%.
Boka is surrounded by seven islands: Mamula, Sv. Marko, Gospa od Skrpjela, Sv. Djordje, Milosrdja, Ostrvo Cvijeca and Mala Gospa.
The best equipped marinas in Boka Bay for superyachts are: D-Marin Portonovi, Lazure Marina and Porto Montenegro and there are two ports; Kotor and Zelenika.
Bays within Boka Bay: Herceg Novi, Tivat, Risan and Kotor bay.
Nearby towns: Herceg Novi, Perast, Kotor and Tivat.
The narrowest section of the bay is Verige Strait (340m). The maximum permitted navigation speed in the bay is 10 knots and 6 knots in the Kumbor and Verige strait.
Who can forget THAT iconic photo of their infinity pool? With no introduction required, Porto Montenegro is recognised as one of just two World Platinum Superyacht marinas in the world. Offering marina guests, and crew a full homeport and cruising solution in one of the world’s most spectacular locations.
This gorgeous luxury marina, located just at the entrance to Boka Bay is equipped with the most advanced technology and features. Offering high-end services at attractive prices, their modern berths can easily accommodate superyachts of up to 70m inside the marina and up to 120m on the outer side of the south breakwater. The total berthing capacity is 238 berths, and there is a convenient border crossing inside the marina making it a customs entrance point.
Could Kotor port be more perfect? Located in the heart of Boka Bay, it is just a couple of footsteps away from the UNESCO Kotor old town. Nestled between majestic mountains, the port offers protected berthing for yachts and has a capacity for 80 yachts ranging from 8m – 300m! There are many excellent restaurants and bars close to the port.