About Us

Yacht Hotel is a serviced mooring field located at the south side of Capo Taormina ... a protected and safe mooring if you are on passage to or from the straits of Messina ... whether you are heading North, South or East towards the Greek islands.

Yacht Hotel operations started on the 1st August 2008 offering visiting Yachtsmen the opportunity to moor their yacht on a safe mooring. A Floating Concierge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering the services you would normally expect to receive from a land based luxury hotel. A Yacht Hotel RIB is available to accompany guests ashore whilst your yacht is being watched during your absence.

Yacht Hotel is owned and operated by George Rizzo who will personally assist you in ensuring that your visit to Taormina, Mount Etna and beyond is organised in every way possible.

During the off season between October and May, George is based at the Porto dell'Etna in Riposto where he continues to assist visiting yachtsmen as well as running a Yacht Care Management programme for wintering yachts.

George is Maltese, bilingual in Italian and English, and has lived in Taormina since 1983. He can be contacted by phone on +39 335 82 24656 or by email at the following address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

George is also the Honorary Local Representative for the UK Cruising Association.

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