New French anchoring buoys agreed for 2022

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has attended a meeting in Marseille to sign a new anchorage agreement with the French Minister of the Sea and the President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA). This comes after multiple discussions over the last 12 months between yachting associations and French administrations.

The purpose of the agreement is to develop alternative anchorage solutions which were not previously possible after the introduction of the Posidonia Regulations in 2021. According to the agreement, 30 anchorage points, in the form of mooring buoys, have been approved and funded for superyachts. They will be located in the bay of Saint Tropez, Golfe Juan and Beaulieu areas. The work to install these buoys is in planning and they are due to be available by summer 2022. However, discussions with various stakeholders revealed that only 12 to 15 moorings are expected to be available by then.

As part of the announcement, both the minister and the president of the PACA region stressed the important economic impact of superyachts for the area, suggesting it is great news for the industry that there is concrete work in progress.

Approximately 100 people attended the meeting, and the yachting sector was represented by Riviera Yachting Network (RYN) and the PYA.

For more information on the French anchoring regulations around Posidonia seagrass, read our articles.


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