Perfect mooring solutions for yachts in the Bay of St Tropez


Perfect Mooring is a new AGents company proposing 3 mooring buoys in the bay of St Tropez for yachts up to 70m LOA from May 2017.

A first in France and Europe, this offers a great and cheaper alternative to chasing after a berth in St. Tropez and comes with an ancillary garbage disposal service.

After 2 years of work dedicated to the production of a solid feasibility study and meeting with local bodies, Perfect Mooring obtained project authorisation from the Var Prefecture, allowing the installation of 3 buoys based on an innovative environmentally friendly system which has undergone strength tests to the very highest standard.

Perfect mooring solutions for yachts in the Bay of St Tropez

Currently, no dedicated mooring zone for larger yachts has been introduced in France. The Perfect Mooring project is thus a significant precursor and represents a solid solution to the problems linked to the over-occupation of certain mooring zones.

The mooring buoys are situated on the north side of the bay giving a 7 minute access time by tender to St. Tropez or Cogolin and also easy access to the Beauvallon Golf course.

 

The booking system for use of the buoys will be very much in the same style as a port with reservations available in advance and prices relative to the size of yacht. A daytime option will also be available for yachts in transit wishing to enjoy St. Tropez without staying overnight.

The operation was conceived and will be managed by Thiery Garcin, who has great experience of the area and conditions and is also the founder of Agence Maritime Tropezienne, which is part of the Catalano Shipping/AGents group.

Perfect Mooring buoys positioning in the Bay of St. Tropez

The anchoring system employed in this design conforms fully not only with ecological requirements but also with yacht security and on board logistics:

Ecologic
The system can be dismantled and will have no impact on the marine flora and fauna. Its installation and use allows this zone to avoid the constant use of kilometres of anchor chains during a season and will thus preserve the seagrass and tapeweed. The avoidance radius of 120m around each chest (an area of 45,238 m2 per mooring), prohibiting anchoring to any other boat will create a totally protected area. All three moorings thus create a total expanse of 135,714 m2 in which the marine species will be protected.

Security
The system guarantees a very high level of security for yachts thanks to the different sensors installed on the mooring buoy (ref. technical specifications); this security will be further enhanced by the exclusive zone restricting other yachts from mooring within a 120m radius of each buoy.

On board logistics
A daily service for the collection of domestic refuse, crew transportation shoreside, package deliveries, etc will be available at the request of the moored yacht. It should be noted that at the present time, this service at sea hardly exists along the French coast. Crews are thus forced to dump their garbage in neighbouring ports, not to mention the uncivil behaviour of discards at sea that this causes. By collecting garbage from ships at anchor and treating them privately, we will allow the Gulf communities to make a significant saving in their seasonal waste management budget. It also seems logical to assert that fewer macro-wastes will be dumped directly at sea through this activity.

The garbage collection service at sea will additionally allow the municipalities of the Gulf of St Tropez to make budgetary savings which, nowadays, is rather rare.

Technical Specifications
Each system is composed of 6 anchorage piles embedded into the sand, on top of which is fixed a hexagonal structure encompassing the mooring line ring which the anchorage is fixed to.