CALA DEL FORTE: How the maritime economy and the liaison Italy-Monaco-France will react after this strong sanitary crisis Covid-19?

By Beatrice Chiardi

17 th September 2020

On September 16, an interesting conference was held in Cala del Forte, Ventimiglia, precisely in the historical site “Forte dell’Annunziata”. Many important entities involved in the economical triangle Italy-Monaco-France participated and gave their opinions and comments regarding this particular situation we are living.

During the conference, key points have been touched explaining the economic situation and how the relationship Italy-Monaco-France reacted to overcome these difficulties. Important representatives of this geographical triangle participated, such as the mayor of Ventimiglia, the harbormaster of Cala del Forte, the Director of the Italian Embassy in Monaco, the Director of the Welcome Desk in Monaco, a key representative of the mayor of Nice, a successful and experienced yacht broker of Monaco – Eric Althaus, and other individuals from the Italian economic sphere.

With the presence of the senior broker Eric Althaus, CEO of Althaus Luxury Yachting, the presentation faced important yachting aspects, analyzing in depth the situation prior and post Covid-19 and its leading multiple downfalls.

“the closure of the borders, the inability to travel, and the cancellation of all boat shows have highly damaged the entire yachting industry. Let’s keep working hard as we always did, think positive, and try to hold on. We will rise stronger than before, with new working and social habits – the digital world is revolutionizing us.”

Furthermore, the harbormaster of Cala del Forte, Marco Cornacchia, announced his excitement regarding the near completion of the Marina. Berth bookings will start in the month of October. With over 178 berths for yachts 70m+, this splendid marina will be able to host a wide array of vessels – from luxury day boats and tenders to amazing super-yachts.

Marina Cala del Forte is the perfect sister marina of Port Hercule and Port of Fontvieille in Monaco. Since the start, Cala del Forteaimed to become one of the most secure and convenient marinas of the Riviera. Thanks to her strategic geographical position, between the Italian town of Sanremo on one side and Monaco and sunny Cote d’Azur on the other, it is considered the perfect jumping off point for cruising along the wonderful and stunning Mediterranean coastline.


Beatrice CHIARDI