One of the most beautiful yacht spots centres in Europe is certainly Liguria. The marines with boats are situated close to each other in Liguria and this makes the choice difficult because of the yacht diversity. You will find really excellent yachts from San Remo to La Spezia marinas. A crucial point for a yacht charter vacation is, of course, the location on the Mediterranean. The most beautiful and interesting starting points for trips are such islands like Corsica, Elba and Sardinia. But there are also very small islands such as Gorgona, Capraia which also belong to popular startup stations. It is possible to visit the most beautiful cities of Cote d'Azur or go to the Tuscan coast and stop in such cultural cities as Florence, Siena or Pisa.
The Mediterranean is not a predominantly difficult yacht area and doesn’t make any great challenges to the crew. Charter yacht vacation, especially for German, Austrian and Swiss tourists have a great advantage: all Ligurian marinas can be reached by car. People from these three countries need a sport boat driving license or a BR license. That is enough.
Due to the popularity of the Mediterranean territory your charter yacht vacation should be booked in advance if you want to rent the desired boat. But still it can be an uneasy question as charter yachts on the Ligurian coast are not connected with the main season of holidays. So you have to be informed beforehand. In the harbors Italian is predominantly spoken, but you will also get on well with good English skills. The equipment of marinas is very different. It ranges from very simple to very comfortable. This is also reflected in mooring fees which have big differences. But the beauty and diversity of the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean make traveling on a yacht a unique experience.
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