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Greece is World’s Second Most Popular Destination for Superyachts

A significant increase in the number of superyachts recorded in Greece, Italy, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean has been noted over the past month as the summer yachting season gets underway. Credit: VerTego / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Greece is currently the second most popular destination for superyachts in the world according to online tracking data published by Bloomberg.

On Friday, Greek waters were host to hundreds of yachts. Only Italy had more and was the most popular destination for luxury boats worldwide.

Owing to its warm climate and pristine blue waters, the Mediterranean is a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous who can afford to charter their own sea vessels. Greece in particular draws many superyachts, thanks to the myriad Greek islands that dot the eastern half of the Mediterranean.

Superyachts in Greece

According to data collected by Bloomberg, IHS Markit, and Genscape, the number of luxury sea vessels has increased over the past couple of months in nearly every Mediterranean country.

This month, 235 yachts were reportedly in Greece. This is up from May when there were 196 vessels in Greek waters. In April, there were 185, and in March, 177.

This month, Greece was just behind Italy, which hosted 259 yachts. According to recent headlines, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Holywood actor Leonardo di Caprio have been sailing with their yachts in Italian waters.

The uptake in the number of yachts in the Mediterranean can be attributed to numerous vessels that completed their annual migration from the United States and the Caribbean in April, signaling the start of the yachting season in the Mediterranean.

France, Spain, Turkey, Monaco, and Croatia – all with maritime access to the Mediterranean – have witnessed an increase in the number of yachts and superyachts in their waters. Elsewhere in the world, in the US, the UAE, and the Bahamas, an increase in the number of luxury vessels has also been noted.

Luxury vessels

Just last month, it was reported that a billionaire family in Greece had commissioned three massive 230 feet Admiral GC-Force 70 superyachts. The sale was announced by IYC and The Italian Seag Group (TISG).

Although little is known about the wealthy Greek family who bought the three luxury sea vessels, some of the specifications for the superyachts are publically known.

TISG’s in-house design studio, Centro Stile, designed the Admiral GC-Force 70 motor yacht. Every boat is known for its sophisticated design, spacious outdoor areas, and impressive incorporation of glass elements. The latter detail allows plenty of sunlight into the boat’s indoor spaces.

Upon completion, each Admiral GC-Force 70 yacht will feature seven luxurious guest cabins and ten crew cabins. The delivery dates for these three new yachts are set for 2026, 2027, and 2028.

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