BEST yacht marinas for crew – regarding facilities, activities, generally being awesome marinas.... VOTED BY YOU !
We have come up with a great blog idea for you guys, and one that we think you will truly benefit from and maybe, with a push, possibly persuade your captains (and them persuade your owners hehe) to let you visit and stay in these wonderful marinas around the world.
These marinas have specifically been voted for by YOU as the BEST when it comes to looking after crew!
Again voted by you as the very BEST marinas. Our contenders are….
Rybovich – West Palm Florida
MB92 - Barcelona
Port Vell – Barcelona
Av Po Grand
Veradero Port Denia
Monaco Marine - La Ciotat
Sochi Marina – Russia
Rhode Island – Greece
SXM - St Maarten
Antigua Yacht Club
Bahia Mar – Fort Lauderdale
Marina Tania – Tahiti
Limassol – Cyprus
Yacht harbour – Virgin Gorda
“Most ports & marinas don’t put in much, if any effort into looking after crew” @roundtheworldrachel
As mentioned by SOOOOOO many of you, not many yacht marinas make an effort to look after crew, so we wanted to outline the ones that actually make an effort, and put YOU as CREW at the forefront of their business!
Here are your top 5 BEST marinas for crew as voted by YOU!
1. The BEST of the BEST, who can guess?? Yep that’s right it’s the one and only *RYBOVICH* Marina in West Palm, Florida
“Crew stay fit, happy & entertained” @bugsydrake
“Their blue cheese sauce” @nunchuckbetty
Voted by so many of you, Rybovich is by far, the best marina for crew.
They have put in so much effort to make sure the crew are happy, entertained and feel like they are at home.
They have many amenities from a large swimming pool, Friday meal specials in their restaurants, a gym, a nice chill out area, a well stocked bar and daily entertainment.
BONUS – They have a free shuttle service to get you safety back and forth!
Like I say “An entertained crew, is a happy crew”
2. *Port Vell* Marina in Barcelona, Spain
Smack bang in the middle of Barcelona’s centre, Port Vell offers one of the VERY BEST locations for crew to be based. Surrounded by a variety of unique bars and restaurants, as well as walking distance from the famous beach and also not far from the mountains, your options here for entertainment are endless.
Wonder the small, winding back streets and bar hop around tasting all of the wonderful tapas on offer, and then make your way back to the port for one of the many events One Ocean put on for crew. They also have a crew gym, which you can use until your hearts content ;)
BONUS – Only a short drive from Andorra, where a snowy adventure awaits!
“Awesome food, wine & vibe year round” @miekebossie
3. Porto *Montenegro*
One of the most scenic ports to be based in, Montenegro was voted by many of you as one the most BEAUTIFUL ports.
You have to pay for the swimming pool here, but who cares when you have views like that
Surrounding the port visit local food markets, hike some incredible mountain routes and hey, why not rent a bike and do some exploring.
BONUS – They organise a variety of lifestyle events for everyone!
4. *Isle de Sol*, St Maarten
One I have personally spent soooo much time in during the Caribbean season, and what a PRIVILEGE this was to have right on our doorstep. A marina that I don’t think can be beat for the amount of crew ENTERTAINMENT they put on. Whether you are looking for a week night karaoke sing off, or a chilled pool party on the weekend, we can guarantee you won’t be bored.
And if you fancy a spot of tennis, there are 2 full size tennis courts available at all times for your sporting pleasure ;)
“Always so much fun, this place makes the Caribbean season for me”
5. Last but not least, our number 5 best marina for CREW is….. *One 15* Marina in Singapore
‘One 15’ tied in close place with a few other yacht ports but I chose this one because it’s in a more unique location. A marina that won’t be as well known as some of our other contestants. Visiting Asia on your yacht?? You might want to recommend this beauty of a yacht port, it has many amenities and entertainment for crew, from workshops, talks, workout classes, trivia nights. They also have a beautiful swimming pool that you can relax in after a busy charter, or just on a casual weekend.
Okay guys, that is the round up of our TOP 5 BEST marinas for crew. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I hopefully gave you some new ideas of where you would like your boats to go when in port J
Thanks, Michelle x