A Yachties Summer In Porto Montenegro

Captains and Crew, the official list of 2022 Yacht Crew events in Porto Montenegro is here! In the past year, the world’s best Superyacht Marina, and may I add, the world’s first platinum-status marina, has attracted yachties from worldwide and hosted an array of activities at the Porto Montenegro Crew Club. We can’t wait for you to see what’s planned for you this Summer… 

But firstly, why should yacht crew visit Porto Montenegro?

Located in the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro offers Superyacht crew the chance to attend a vibrant series of events, concerts, and festivals planned for locals, crew club members, residents, and international tourists. Want to bring your friends and family with you? The 2022 Porto Montenegro events calendar has something for everyone.

Superyachts are set to pile into the marina and the 2022 Med hot-spot is preparing for a summer of concerts, wine tasting events, foodie weekends, fashion shows, sporting competitions, and outdoor challenges.

What is there to do in and around the Superyacht Marina?

  1. Porto Montenegro Superyacht Marina is a short drive from Lake Skadar, the largest lake in Southern Europe, often overlooked by the tourist trail. 
  2. Tara Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world is around 3 hours away. 
  3. In early spring, the snow-capped mountains of Kolasin and Zabljak, reaching more than 2,000 metres high, provide the ideal setting for off-the-beaten-track skiing.
  4. Set sail to the best beach clubs in the country, from Ribarsko Selo, a beach restaurant where fishermen bring in fresh catches of the day, to the world-famous Nikki Beach, a recent stylish addition to the Bay of Tivat. Just less than a 2 hour drive from the Marina, enjoy the 13km long beach, Velika plaža, with kite surfing, chilled parties and an open horizon.
  5. For a cultural visit, the medieval fortified town of Kotor with its limestone cliffs and winding streets, and the ‘Our Lady of the Rocks church’, set on an islet off the coast of Perast.
  6. The marina village and Yacht Club is the heartbeat of Porto Montenegro’s buzzing social scene. Accommodating for yacht crew, residents, and guests, the old and new come together to take in the 2022 Superyacht med-spot.
  7. Take a visit to Boka Bay. 

Porto Montenegro 2022 Summer Events List: 

Boka Bay Trail – 1st May 2022

Boka Bay Trail - Porto Montenegro
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This unique trail race is a rare opportunity to see the beautiful bay and take in the breathtaking coastline from a new perspective – and at the perfect time of year. With three different trails – 16km, 33km, and 83km – each starting from a different town in Boka Bay, runners will discover new routes through the area, ending at the same place – the striking Old Town of Kotor.

Spark.me – 4th-5th June

Spark.me is one of the most carefully curated business and internet conferences in Southeast Europe. Each year, Spark.me brings stories from the front lines of disruptive technological solutions, innovative business models, engaging branding strategies, and world-changing initiatives. Designed to inspire, to ignite the imagination, Spark.me connects business, technology, and innovation leaders, marketers, start-ups, and geeks with industry experts and a network of companies. 

Made In New York Jazz Festival Vol. 6 & 7 – 17th and 24th June

Montenegro’s international community comes together for the Made In New York Jazz Festival. Both the 6th  edition (postponed from September 2021) and the 7th edition of this international music festival will take place on the Synchro Stage, presenting a line-up of legendary global, US, and European jazz artists. Marking jazz appreciation month throughout June, and organised in collaboration with Rabbit Records, the festival brings the flair of Manhattan to the marina village. 

Superyacht Summer Games – 26th June

Superyacht crews and industry professionals are invited to participate in the exciting and fast-paced event held within the grounds of Porto Montenegro. Teams compete in a decathlon and sailing regatta, challenging their agility, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, and sportsmanship through a fun-filled course on land, followed by a regatta in J70s. A BBQ and award ceremony is the perfect end to the day, and a chance for teams to celebrate their success.

Marks of Protection Art Experience – 18th June – 2nd July 

Marks of Protection is a visual and historical exploration of Slavic tattooing as both striking symbolism and a surprisingly effective method to combat human trafficking by historic invaders. In this remarkable exhibition at the Naval Heritage Museum, guests can discover this ancient Balkan tradition through an array of NFTs, fine art, and photography. 

SuperWine 9.0 – 2nd July 

Superwine 9.0
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The SuperWine festival is the most exciting wine tasting event in Southeast Europe. Guests enjoy tastings from some of the most respected and carefully selected regional and European wineries at a summer pool party at the Yacht Club. The festival is completed by DJ performances and culinary zones, making it a night to remember.

Concert: Berlin Visiting – 20th July

One of the cultural highlights of the summer, this classical music concert brings leading musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, one of the world’s most celebrated cultural institutions, to the Synchro Stage, in partnership with KotorArt International Festival. Featuring violinist Daishin Kashimoto, concert-master of the orchestra, principal clarinetist Andreas Otensammer and guest pianist José Gallardo, the concert brings artistic excellence, virtuosity, and unique sound of this great orchestra to Porto Montenegro for one extraordinary night only.

International Fashion Festival – 22nd -23rd July 

Porto Montenegros annual International fashion festival will be on the luxury waterfront, gathering the world’s most prestigious designers in one setting. This years runway will be making a return for the fourth year, with an extended catwalk, VIP cocktail events, and unforgettable after-parties for Captains and Crew. The Fashion Festival is a showcase of luxury pieces admired by international fashion icons, celebrities, and royalty, for their intricate designs and fine detail. 

Polo in the Port – 11th – 14th August

For crew into their sports, Polo in the Port will be coming to the Porto Montenegro marina village. The Summer Event will be held over a two-day period in the 2022 Med hot spot, with drinks receptions, and a closing party. Players from across the globe will attend the matches, which will take place on the pop-up polo field. 

Gastro Weekend – 19th – 21st August 

This weekender festival offers dishes from around the world as well as delicious regional cuisine, served up by talented chefs in a stunning summer garden. Family and friends can enjoy al fresco dining, with DJs until the sun goes down and a night of dancing under the stars.

Dino Merlin Concert – Date TBC 

Open-air concert of the Balkan superstar Dino Merlin, featuring Dino’s 10-piece band, dance crew, and creative team on the amazing Synchro Stage. 

ACREW Awards – 14th -16th October  

2022 Acrew awards - Porto Montenegro
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For the first time, Porto Montenegro will host the ACREW Awards, which celebrate the dedication and talent of Superyacht Crew. More than 500 Captains, Crew, and Industry Professionals will meet at the leading Superyacht marina in Porto Montenegro. The theme for the 5th edition of the ACREW Awards will be A Knight to Remember, with the official ceremony held in the Auditorium and the after-party at Latitude42.

Visiting Porto Montenegro In Winter 2022

The Winter list of 2022 Yacht Crew Events In Porto Montenegro will be announced later this year

For further information on the 2022 Yacht Crew Events In Porto Montenegro please visit the website: www.portomontenegro.com 

For press inquiries, please contact Harriet Cartwright at Mercury Communications: portomontenegro@mercurycomms.com

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