Dockominiums—condos with docks—were all the rage 15 years ago. Since then, the concept has evolved into more exclusive access for yacht owners. This second wave of upscale residences, which provide slip spaces to a homeowner’s or visitor’s private yachts, has grown across the US, Caribbean and Europe, now including marinas that accommodate superyachts. They range from little hideaway islands in the Bahamas to Miami-area neighborhoods to an exclusive island retreats, or a five-star resort with oceanfront mansions in untouched areas of the Dominican Republic. Here are seven of the world’s finest, offering the best possible form of pier pressure.
Built within minutes of fast water on the California Delta, the 494 Delta Coves waterfront residences, each with a 19-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 32-ft. vessel, place owners in one of the world’s most idyllic cruising grounds. Situated in California’s East Bay area, which takes in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the homes provide a gateway to 1,000-plus miles of waterways for unlimited boating, fishing and watersports. “Among the waterfront views, private docks have absolutely been a key selling point,” Nick Taratsas, executive vice president and general manager of Delta Coves, told Robb Report. “In many cases, we’ve had homeowners motivated to purchase a boat in response to the opportunity that comes with living in a waterfront home.” Alongside yachting, social activities revolve around the Island Camp, a 15,000-square-foot private club.
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