The demand for moorings in our country exceeds supply, which greatly influences the price increase that, in some cases, reaches huge figures. In fact, some sailing enthusiasts with high purchasing power make the purchase of their boats subject to the existence of a place where they can moor their brand new yacht. The mooring price for a long period can reach the cost of the yacht, or even exceed it, in the most coveted marinas of the Balearic Islands and other famous ports of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ibiza, among the most expensive marinas on the planet
Ibiza Magna marina, with 85 moorings, is the 1st of the ten most expensive marinas in Europe, according to the mooring price range by Engel & Völkers Yachting including the most exclusive marinas of the European continent for luxury yachts over 55 meters length. It will cost you 3,025 euros per day to moor a boat of such dimensions during high season (July and August).
The privileged location of Ibiza Magna marina, at the foot of Dalt Vila, the old town of Ibiza and the city center, with its vast offer of restaurants, nightclubs and everything that the Balearic island has to offer, makes magnates and millionaires pay large sums of money to moor their authentic floating mansions. In addition, the port of Ibiza is an ideal starting point to explore the fabulous coves of the surroundings and to anchor off the most paradisiacal beaches of the neighboring Formentera.
As for the mooring price, this Ibiza marina is followed by three marinas located in Italy: Marina Grande (Capri), with a daily cost of 2,670 euros; Marina of Porto Cervo (Sardinia), which registers a daily quota of 2,514 euros; and Marina di Portofino (Genova), where the daily rent reaches 2,288 euros. In the fifth place, there is another Spanish port: Jose Banus port (Marbella), with a quota of 2,068 for one its 915 berths, where superyachts and sailboats rest.
In general, these prices do not include the costs of other types of optional services, such as water and electricity supplies or refueling, their cost varies depending on the port.
Other marinas of Ibiza
Marina Botafoch port
On the northern side of Ibiza port the luxurious Marina Botafoch port is situated with 428 berths between 6 and 30 meters. In addition to the multiple berths, this marina has other complementary services, such as launching and grounding facilities, a dock for repairs, gas station and meteorological information, among others. All berths have telephone, internet and individual water and electricity meters. The commercial area is made up of more than 60 Ibiza-style establishments offering a wide range of nautical services, as well as bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Marina Ibiza is the most modern marina on the island, it is located in the extreme southwest, just 11 miles from Formentera. Its facilities are distinguished by a perfect combination of functionality and elegance. It has 379 moorings that reach up to 55 meters, offering enough space for luxury megayachts. One of the biggest attractions, in terms of restoration, is the restaurant Lio, which, in addition to all the delicacies, hosts a cabaret show every night.
San Antonio Yacht Club
Located on the west coast of Ibiza, San Antonio Yacht Club hosts 395 moorings of different dimensions. The port is maintained in optimal conditions and is located close to the city center, a short distance from the popular Café del Mar and the area of bars and clubs of San Antonio. This port was completely renovated and modernized in 2008.
Santa Eulalia Port
Santa Eulalia port is located on the east coast of Ibiza, in the very heart of Santa Eulalia municipality. A lot of bars, restaurants and shops are situated around this marina, as well as two beautiful beaches within walking distance from it. The facilities include 50 moorings of up to 25 meters, a fuel station and a dock with a crane.
Given its proximity to Ibiza, we include into our list the marina of Formentera with the facilities that were completely renovated in 2006. It is located on the northern edge of this small island, which many people consider one of the most beautiful treasures of the Mediterranean. It has a space for 64 boats, from 8 to 38 meters. Currently it offers high quality services, in addition to its own gas station.
The average price for boats that moor for periods longer than six months in different marinas of Ibiza is about 0.27 cents per square meter per day. Therefore, a simple Llaüt (5 meters long), a typical boat of the Balearic Islands, would have to pay about 740 euros per year in Ibiza, according to the latest rates.