In the Mediterranean French marinas, mooring fees are usually around 3,790 euros/year for a 10-meter boat, which become 5,159 euros for a 12-meter one. The cost can rise up 7,280 euros for 12-meter catamarans.
These are the results of a research issued by the French magazine Voiles et Voiliers which surveyed 32 ports on the coast from Menton to Port Camargue, including Corsica.
Today, Italian marinas are absolutely competitive in terms of both mooring rates and services. Things were completely different until a few years ago, when French marinas were more competitive and offered better services and more berths than their Italian counterparts.
Let’s see in detail some of the most important data from the survey on French marinas.
The most expensive among the 32 marinas surveyed is the exclusive marina of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat (560 berths), just a few miles from Italy, where a mooring berth costs 6,278 euros/ year for a 10-meter boat 9,879 euro for a 12-meter one). On the second position is Nice (489 berths) with 5,250 euros per year for a 10-meter boat and 7,410 euros for a 12-meter one. Third is Port Grimaud Marina (in the Gulf of St. Tropez, 450 berths) with 5,187 and 7,899 euros for a 10- and a 12-meter boat respectively.
The most affordable French marina is Saint Raphael, in the dock of Vieux Port (282 berths), where mooring fees are 1,990 and 2,804 euros for a 10- and a 12-meter boat respectively. On the second position is Martigues ( 1,150 berths), about 30 miles west of Marseille, with 2,081 euros for a 10-meter boat and 2,674 euros for a 12-meter one. Last, Saint Florent (Corsica, 1020 berths) with an annual fee of 2,262 euros for a 10-meter boat and 3,000 for a 12-meter one.
If you thought that the legendary Saint-Tropez (734 berths) was the Mediterranean France’s most expensive marina, you will be surprised. The annual fee is 4,425 euros for a 10-meter boat, 5,099 euros for a 12-meter one. The only problem there is the trouble in finding a free berth.
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