The quintessential superyacht destination. There is nothing that oozes class quite like the glamorous coastal stretches of the Côte d’Azur and Italian Riviera. From the rustic chic of Sardinia to the secluded bays of Sicily, the West Mediterranean is a yachting sanctuary that thrives all year round.

Every year the world’s largest and most exhilarating superyachts flock to the Côte d’Azur for the Monaco Yacht Show and Cannes Yachting Festival. There is a reason that such celebrations of luxury and innovation are held in these locations. The Côte d’Azur is synonymous with an affluent lifestyle, boasting opulent resorts and glamorous beaches that are vivified by intrinsic French style. Nothing says the high life quite like stepping off your yacht to walk among the glamour of St. Tropez, or to explore the luxury shopping in Monte Carlo. The Italian Riviera is engulfed in an artistic flamboyance, flowing through the inexhaustible coastal walkways that run along the Riviera’s spectacular scenery.

There is a traditional charm about the chic fishing villages that line the coast, a pleasant contrast to the unbridled luxury that is found in the resort towns of Portofino and Santa Margherita. Indulge in Italian flavours in elegant fashion from the exquisite restaurants and cafes dotted throughout the coastline, overlooking marinas and the Mediterranean beyond.

A glowing climate and luxury in abundance will greet charterers heading for Spain’s exclusive Costas. Spend days soaking up southern Spain’s unabated sun, before darkness falls and the cities of Marbella and Valencia come alive. On the Costa Brava lies the eternal city of Barcelona. Deeply rooted with artistic history, Barcelona is the city which inspired artists such as Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. Just a short cruise from the world-class marinas of Port Vell and Port Denia are the Balearic Islands, home to the party island of Ibiza. Composed of 4 main islands, there is much more to discover than Ibiza’s world-renowned San Antonio fiestas, and there is no better way to clear your head in a morning than to take a cruise around the peaceful seclusion of neighbouring island Formentera.