3-year high: Superyachts flocking to Croatia as Spain being forgotten
- by croatiaweek
- in News
ZAGREB, 18 August 2020 – Croatia has become more popular for superyachts this summer with the number of vessels in Croatia at a three-year high.
Spain, which has traditionally been the hotspot for superyachts, is less popular this year with Croatia, Turkey, and Greece in vogue.
“Forget Spain for a summer holiday overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Croatia and Turkey are the up and coming destinations for international superyachts,” Bloomberg reports.
With Croatia opening its borders to tourists and other nations in Europe reimposing restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike again, superyachts have flocked to Croatia’s Adriatic coast this summer.
“At least 63 mega-yachts are now sailing off Turkey, the most since 2017 and up from 26 at this time last year, according to tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.”
Croatia is also seeing the highest number since 2017 as Spain records the largest decrease in superyacht count.
The largest vessels in Croatia are Roman Abramovich’s 533-foot Eclipse, the fourth-longest yacht in the world, and the 381-foot Ulysses, owned by New Zealand’s richest man, Graeme Hart,” Bloomberg writes.
Among others to visit Croatia this summer was the 85.6 metre Aquila, which had Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie on board, the 115-metre Pelorus and the world’s largest superyacht available for charter, the 139-metre Flying Fox.