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2022: A New Era for Port Vauban

Both authentic and innovative, Port Vauban combines modernity and heritage. It is now engaged in a vast transformation program that will consolidate its position as the leading yachting centre in the Mediterranean.

Port Vauban is, first and foremost, an ideal spot with its privileged geographical location on the Côte d'Azur coastline, situated ideally between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, and supported by the most efficient infrastructure. It has entirely built its organisation around the expectations of its customers, and relies on a continuous relationship and a customised welcome with a high level of services (equipment, technical services) and activities (friendly, festive or sporty).

Now, the port has just closed a chapter that marks the beginning of a new era.

On 1st January 2022, the Guarantee of Use Contracts, commonly known as CGU, replaced the system of leasehold contracts set up in 1972. All owners of a yacht over 13 metres can now secure a berth in a defined area of the port by entering into a CGU for a period of five, 10 or 21 years.

Since 2017, Port Vauban has been engaged in a 135-million-euro investment project led by the Philippe Prost Architecture Studio, an expert in Vauban constructions. By rehabilitating existing infrastructures, creating new buildings and transforming its customer relations, Port Vauban aims to consolidate its international ambition and become the port of the 3rd millennium, which is part of a clear ecological transition to the port of the future.

“Port Vauban is firmly based on the Smart Marina model: innovative, agile and responsible, we want to offer the most innovative services available and project ourselves into the port of tomorrow,” says Olivia Gordon-Boucart, director of customer relations and business development.

This year, Port Vauban is also accelerating its transformation with the delivery of the brand new International Yacht Club d’Antibes (IYCA) building and the new IYCA quay in September 2022. The modernisation of these infrastructures has a double objective: firstly, to offer users completely renovated facilities with top-of-the-range amenities, and secondly to make Port Vauban an exemplary port.  

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