Visit Rio de Janeiro on a superyacht for the Olympics

21 September 2015• Written by Sophia Heath

With less than a year to go until the Olympics in Rio information has been released to help you plan how to enjoy all the action from a superyacht. Brazil Yacht Services (BYS) has put together a yacht logistics overview giving details on berthing opportunities and limitations during next year’s Olympic Games.

Guanabara Bay is recommended as the best place for superyachts to anchor Picture courtesy of Anna Gibiskys/

Guanabara Bay has been highlighted as the best place for superyachts to anchor during the Olympics. Located to the east of Rio de Janeiro the bay is close to two international airports — Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport.

BYS has secured a 250 metre berthing space in Pier Maua, which is located in the Santo Cristo area. The berths are handily located between 4.6km and 31km away from the main four Olympic venues.

The sailing events at the 2016 Olympics will take place at the Marina de Glória in Guanabara Bay. There have been concerns about the cleanliness of the water with experts warning that it could make athletes ill. However, Brazilian officials have insisted that a substantial clean up process is underway and that the water will be safe in time for next year.

The marina will be closed to foreign yachts during the entirety of the Olympics. At the moment it has not been confirmed whether it will be possible to be dropped off by tender to take in the action.

Several yachts came to Brazil for last year’s Football World Cup. Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted on Topaz, one of the world’s largest yachts, with a group of friends during the tournament.

If you can’t wait until next year for a sporting superyacht experience then take advantage of luxury yacht Mischief being in London for the Rugby World Cup.

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