About Zen Yachting

Why choose Zen Yachting?

Zen Yachting was created to put the fun, tranquillity and pleasure back into your experience of owning a yacht in the south of France, and to take away the stress that often comes with being a boat owner.

Through Zen Yachting, you can buy or rent a berth in one of the sought after ports along the French and Italian Riviera. We also offer a full management and maintenance service for your yacht throughout the year, or you can enlist our help when you need to use a specific service for the upkeep of your vessel. If you need crew or would like to buy or charter a yacht, we can help too.


After leaving the chilly shores of Norfolk in the UK over 30 years ago, Jo Long travelled the world before finally making France her home. Having run her own and other businesses for many years, Jo moved to the marine industry in 2003, notably running the French warranty and aftersales service for the world-renowned Ferretti Group.

This gave her the technical knowledge as well as an in-depth understanding of the yachting industry. She knows what it takes to cultivate happy clients, and brings professional ability as well an eye for detail to make things plain sailing!

The south coast of France has always been a really popular area, making it very hard to find a berth for your boat. Jo started specialising as a berth broker a few years ago when the demand became difficult to meet. The complicated French laws and the leases coming to an end in a few years’ time can make buying a berth a daunting task. Jo has built up a great network over the years and sold a record number of berths in 2015.

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« Zen Yachting’s aim is to provide a professional, friendly and stress free service. Whether we are working together on a berth or yacht sale, or taking care of the day to day maintenance and care of your vessel, our attention to details will hopefully make this a pleasurable experience. »

Jo Long

Zen Yachting