Off the beaten track: the world's wildest superyacht berths


54°48’31.8”S 68°18’13.5”W

Situated 535nm from King George Island, Ushuaia entices world adventurers. The port lies in the southern fjords of Argentina and has hosted the likes of 126m Octopus and 48m Hanse Explorer, though vessels up to 200m can berth here.

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78°13’45.2”N 15°36’01.1”E

For chilly escapades to the Arctic north, the bare-bones port of Longyearbyen is your best bet. Bleak yet beautiful, it usually hosts cruise ships (as pictured), but in recent years has welcomed 45m Latitude, 42.8m Asgard and 36.4m Lars.

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Papua New Guinea

4°11’54.8”S 152°09’54.5”E

Start your adventure in Rabaul, a mostly abandoned town owing to the eruption of Mount Tavurvur in 1994. It does still boast a lively port – 44.8m Blue Star was spotted here in 2015 – with deep-water facilities for vessels up to 152m and a yacht club.

Picture courtesy of / Janelle Lugge.

Eastern Russia

64°25’17.6”N 173°13’43.4”W

Those wishing to brave the angry geysers and emerald mountains of the Russian Far East should head to Provideniya, just 170nm from Alaska. Navigable only from May to December, this former Soviet military port usually hosts cargo and container ships up to 500m.

Picture courtesy of / Eugene Torgashin.

The Azores

38°31’52.6”N 28°37’31.1”W

A dramatic coastline littered with waterfalls awaits visitors to this autonomous region of Portugal, 940nm from Lisbon. Follow 72.5m Axioma and 78.2m Venus to Horta Marina, which hosts yachts up to 90m and has a sports bar that doubles as a post office.

Picture courtesy of / Henner Damke.

Cabo Verde

16°53’11.2”N 24°59’24.4”W

These volcanic islands off the coast of Senegal boast lush mountains and quiet beaches – head to Marina Mindelo on São Vicente, approximately 465nm from Dakar. It can host yachts up to 50m and is set in an extinct volcanic crater, now a sheltered natural harbour.

Picture courtesy of / Salvador Aznar.

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