Between 1997 and 2008, there was a massive growth in the number, size, and popularity of large private luxury yachts in the 24-to-70-metre (79 to 230 ft) size range. Luxury yachts typically have no real home port as such, although a yacht must be registered in a port of the country where its flag state is registered. Popular flag state registrars for large yachts are Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands, Isle of Man, and the British Virgin Islands, among others. (Many times the yacht will have never been to these ports. ) They are particularly bountiful in the Mediterranean Sea in summer and the Caribbean Sea in winter. Some can be chartered (rented) for sums of up to 1 million Euro per week. Yachts will dock in a port of choosing while the crew does maintenance work and waits for owners or guests to arrive. The vessels then will do short cruises with the owners and/or guests aboard. Typical destinations in Spain and the French and Italian Rivieras include Cannes, Antibes, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Porto Cervo, Puerto Banús, Puerto Portals, and Palma, Majorca, although increasingly luxury yachts are cruising in more remote areas of the world. Antigua is one of the main ports in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and hosts a Charter Show at the beginning of the winter season.
Holiday in Saint-Tropez.
Saint-Tropez is a small picturesque resort town on the French Riviera, a former Greek colony with ancient traditions and its own holidays. Mild climate, clean air and an amazing sea view make Saint-Tropez a favorite holiday destination of artists back in the 19th century. Today Saint-Tropez is a prestigious resort, famous around the world as a recreational area of gilded youth and respectable people.
The film “And God created Woman” starring Brigitte Bardot made Saint-Tropez world-famous. The town is also known as the scene of the comedy about the police starring magnificent Louis de Fun?s.
Saint-Tropez has luxury hotels and private beaches, the picturesque port and old part of the town with the fortress of the 16th century. It is a charming hospitable Provencal town and famous resort at the same time.
There are beaches in the town, but the best ones, including Pampellonne Beach, crowded with beach clubs and trendy restaurants, are located outside the town.
There are two harbors in Saint-Tropez, crowded with many gorgeous yachts. Here you can charter a boat with diving equipment. Outdoor enthusiasts are provided with the opportunity to play tennis, golf, enjoy water sports, carting and rafting.
The seafront is the most famous place in Saint-Tropez: many artists exhibit their paintings here. In addition to ports and beaches, Saint-Tropez can offer an interesting walk through the streets with trendy public places, craft shops, and elegant stores.
The famous Butterfly House, where more than 20 000 samples of these insects are presented, is located in Saint-Tropez. This collection is considered to be one of the most important in Europe. The Art Museum is located in the harbor chapel. And the Maritime Museum is located in the ancient fortress building. It houses the models of ships and marine painters` works.
The festivals and events that will make your vacation interesting and rich are held in Saint-Tropez all year round.