ANALYSIS How much does a port cost in France: prices and the situation


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In French Mediterranean ports, the cost of a berth costs an average of 3,790 euros per year for a 10-meter boat, rising to 5,159 if the boat is 12 meters. Still very high prices for catamarans, on the other hand, because a 12-meter on average involves an expenditure of about 7,280 euros.

These are the results of a survey carried out by the French magazine
Voiles et Voiliers
which surveyed 32 ports on the coast from Menton to Port Camargue, including Corsica.

Italian port prices are competitive

The comparison with Italy. These data show that Italian marinas today are absolutely competitive in terms of prices (but also services provided) with those on the French Mediterranean coast. Until a few years ago, the situation was not so. The French were more competitive and also offered better services and greater availability of vacancies.

Let us look in detail at some significant data from the survey of French marinas.

Why these French ports cost more

Among the thirty-two ports surveyed at the top of the list of most expensive ports is the exclusive Saint Jean Cap Ferrat marina (560 berths) just a stone’s throw from Italy, which costs for a year’s berth for a 10-meter as much as 6,278 euros, rising to 9,879 for a 12-meter. Second among the most expensive ports is Nice (489 places) with 5,250 euros a year for a 10-meter and 7,410 for a 12-meter. Third among the most expensive comes Port Grimaud Marina (in the Gulf of St. Tropez, places 450) with 5,187 euros for a 10-meter and 7,899 for a 12-meter, also per year.

Why these French ports cost less

Ranking first among the most affordable is Saint Raphael in the Vieux Port dockyard (282 places) where for a 10-meter per year you spend 1,990 euros and for a 12-meter 2,804 euros. Second at a pasting is Martigues (1,150 berths) located some 30 miles west of Marseille, with an annual fee of 2,081 euros for a 10-meter and 2,674 for a 12-meter. On the last step of the podium is Saint Florent (Corsica, 1020 places) with an annual fee of 2,262 euros for a 10-meter and 3,000 for a 12-meter.

How much does it cost to keep the boat in Saint Tropez?

If you think the mythical Saint Tropez (734 places) is the most expensive port in Mediterranean France you should think again. For a 10-meter per year it costs 4,425 euros and for a 12-meter 5099 euros. The problem here, however, is a different one: finding a place.


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