Carve the waves aboard the Marguerite

Discovering the Western Mediterranean Your Way

It’s no secret that the western Mediterranean is the perfect place for lovers of sand and surf. Anyone who wants to experience the most that this pristine part of the world has to offer should look no further than a luxury yacht charter with Moran Yacht & Ship.

With the unmatched beauty of the Amalfi Coast, along with both the French and Italian Rivieras available for exploration, the Western Mediterranean has a number of alluring destinations, stunning backdrops, and luxury harbors to accommodate any seafaring adventurers.

The Amazing Amalfi Coast

When you charter a yacht in the Western Mediterranean, why not explore and enjoy the best this area of the world has to offer – the Amalfi Coast?

For the adventurous sporting enthusiast, several world-class links are within easy reach of the Amalfi coast, including the Golf Club Salerno and the Volturno Golf Club, which can be accessed by your yacht’s helicopter or private chauffeur.

Kick back and relax along the Amalfi Coast

For those who would rather kick back and enjoy a more relaxing and focused trip, there are numerous island hopping options available.

Let’s begin with Sardinia, which boasts a stunning and varied coastline, featuring hidden coves, white sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs. Yachters will be drawn to the beauty of the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), La Maddalena Archipelago, and the Gulf of Orosei, offering diverse and picturesque anchorages.

The presence of stunning island archipelagos, such as La Maddalena and Asinara, offers yachters the opportunity to explore unique and pristine landscapes. These islands provide secluded anchorages and the chance to discover unspoiled natural beauty.

Sardinia also has a deep cultural heritage with historical sites and ancient ruins at nearly every port. Yachters can explore archaeological sites like the Nuraghe structures, adding a cultural dimension to their yachting experience.

Finally, Sardinia is equipped with world-class marinas and ports that cater to luxury yacht rentals and charters.. Ports such as Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo in the Costa Smeralda are known for their upscale amenities, fine dining, and a glamorous social scene.

Don’t Skip the Sights of Corsica

Corsica is surrounded by smaller islands and archipelagos, such as the Îles Lavezzi and the Îles Sanguinaires. These islands offer additional opportunities for exploration, providing unique landscapes and anchorages.

The beautiful azure coasts of the Mediterranean beckon

Corsica has a rich history, and yachters can explore historical sites, fortresses, and ancient ruins. Towns like Bonifacio and Calvi showcase a blend of history and culture, adding depth to the yachting experience.

Corsica offers several marinas and ports equipped to accommodate luxury yachting. Popular ports such as Porto-Vecchio and Ajaccio provide upscale amenities, fine dining options, and a vibrant social scene for yachters.

VIRTUE Beckons

VIRTUE is the perfect vessel for your next charter voyage

If you want to sail in the lap of luxury while exploring the Amalfi Coast, consider chartering the VIRTUE, available year-round from the brokers at Moran Yacht & Ship.

VIRTUE boasts five massive cabins, each equipped with ensuite heads. An interior out of time, designed by the talented Francois Zuretti pairs dark mahogany wood with light, soft furnishings to create an unmatched jouissance.

Built by Benetti in 2008 and designed by Stefano Righini, VIRTUE offers space and elegance.  The main salon is the perfect spot to congregate for pre-dinner cocktails or to relax after a day on the ocean, and with numerous upgrades including brand-new fixtures and the addition of exciting water toys, your truly memorable yacht rental Mediterranean style starts and ends with this ship.

With VIRTUE’s many outdoor areas including a sheltered Main Deck aft, this yacht is the very definition of luxurious amenity.

The Famous French Riviera

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur, is another glamorous and iconic yachting destination every yacht itinerary should include. Renowned for its stunning coastline and vibrant nightlife, it’s no surprise that so many iconic films have been shot here, including GoldenEye, The Transporter, and 1955’s To Catch a Thief.

Monaco, a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera, is synonymous with luxury and sophistication. The Port Hercule in Monaco hosts some of the world’s most extravagant yachts. Yachters can explore the city’s upscale casinos, the iconic Monte-Carlo district, and experience the glitz and glamor of this exclusive destination. In fact, Moran’s Monaco yacht brokerage is located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco.

Don’t miss out on the luxury and opulence of the French Riviera

Nice, the largest city on the French Riviera, boasts a beautiful coastline and a vibrant, chic allure. The Port Lympia offers berthing options with easy access to the city’s historic Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, and renowned museums.

Nestled between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer is known for its picturesque harbor and colorful buildings, and the Darse Harbor welcomes yachts in a sheltered setting, providing a serene atmosphere for yachters to enjoy the French Riviera’s beauty.

Yachters can tailor their itinerary to explore the unique offerings of each destination while reveling in the beauty and luxury that define the French Riviera solidifying its reputation as a top yachting spot in the Mediterranean.

Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera, stretching along the northwest coast of Italy, is known for its picturesque landscapes, charming coastal towns, and rich cultural heritage, and makes for a perfect twin yachting destination to the French Riviera.

Genoa, a historic port city, offers a mix of maritime heritage and cultural attractions. The Porto Antico (Old Port) provides berthing options for yachts, and yachters can explore the Genoa Aquarium, the historic Old Town, and the impressive Palazzi dei Rolli.

Rapallo is a relaxed and elegant yachting destination with a historic castle and a charming seafront. Yachters can anchor near the town, visit the seaside promenade, and explore the nearby Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

Every yachter’s dream vista

Sestri Levante, with its beautiful Bay of Silence and Bay of Fables, offers a tranquil setting for yachting enthusiasts. Yachters can enjoy the scenic beaches, explore the town’s historic center, and experience the laid-back ambiance.

Meanwhile Alassio, known for its sandy beaches and Belle Époque architecture, beckons keen explorers and savvy photographers alike. Yachters can anchor near the town, visit the historic Muretto di Alassio, and indulge in the coastal charm of this Italian Riviera gem.

Aboard Marguerite

Whichever of the Rivieras you choose, the MARGUERITE can get you there in style and comfort.

If you’re looking to rev up your style mileage, don’t ignore this beauty of a vessel. Built by the German shipyard Lurssen, the 61.26m/201′ MARGUERITE luxury yacht allows for opulent adventures with large groups, or intimate escapes for friends and family.

Aboard MARGUERITE’s lap of luxury

Guests can hop the Ionian waves on Yamaha VX Deluxe WaveRunners, and enjoy seabobs, wakeboards, kayaks, wakesurf boards, as well as diving equipment — all perfect for exploring the incredible vistas of the French or Italian Rivieras in style — above and below the water.

With a supremely spacious full beam master suite equipped with its own study and dressing room as well as his and her bathrooms, plus alfresco social and dining areas, this vessel is the preferred yacht for creating endless seabound adventure.

At Moran Yacht & Ship, our charters offer the amenities of a five-star resort or villa combined with Silver-service trained crew members, dedicated to delivering on a bespoke itinerary tailored to your exact desires and specifications. If you’re wondering how to charter a yacht … the show starts and stops with one of our incredible vessels.

Get in touch with us to start your luxury yacht escape today.