As from spring 2013, Sevenstar Yacht Transport will expand its service with regular sailings to Porto Montenegro – a leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village in the Bay of Kotor, pouring in the Adriatic Sea. Sevenstar already calls into the Mediterranean ports of Palma and Genoa regularly. The company expects the majority of the yachts to be transported to Porto Montenegro will come from the Caribbean and the USA.
Montenegro is one of the world’s fastest growing yachting destinations with some of the most spectacular coastline in the Mediterranean. Montenegro has made significant legal and infrastructure improvements over the last few years including upgrades to its transportation network (airport and highway modernization), utilities and a revised law on yachts, which makes Montenegro an ideal location to berth a private or charter vessel.
Yacht owners can benefit from the tax free bunkering as well as the easy documentation process needed for importing and exporting yachts. The currency in Montenegro is the Euro and the coastal climate is typically Mediterranean with warm, dry summers (average temp: 27 degrees C) and mild winters (average temp: 13 degrees C).
Porto Montenegro is accessible through three international airports: Tivat (7 kms from the site), Dubrovnik (46 kms) and Podgorica (80 kms). Flights to most European destinations are under two hours.
The state-of-the-art facility of Porto Montenegro has been designed to cater to the advanced needs of all yachts, their owners, guests and crew with specific infrastructure for the largest yachts afloat. The marina currently has over 200 berths, with work underway to double its capacity by 2014, and over 100 luxury apartments, as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. A five-star Regent Hotel & Residences is currently under construction due for completion by summer 2014. The on-land development, which encompasses 24 hectares of waterfront property, includes waterfront promenade and residences, bars and restaurants, art gallery, day spa and beauty centre, fashion boutiques plus numerous leisure facilities.