Density of yachts in marine protected areas
Yachts are generally concentrated in marine protected areas (the French Riviera, Corsica). These sites present a range of endangered marine habitats : algae, submarine caves, hard bottom, corraligneous and seagrass habitats.
50 % of the yachts in the world meet every summer in the French Riviera (Pampelonne, Antibes, Cap Ferrat, Cap Martin), Corsica and Italy. The yachts’sizes range mostly between 25 and 60 m. They can reach 160 m.