THIS is the moment a British registered yacht brought chaos to a swanky Med port as it bungled its attempt to leave and reversed into several boats.

The £15 million superyacht Tales was trying to leave the marina at Portofino on the Italian Riviera when it spectacularly misjudged its route and ploughed into more than half a dozen boats.

Bystanders watched open mouthed as the back of the yacht sent them crashing into each other causing several thousands pounds worth of damage.

In the video, shot from a cliff top overlooking the harbour, grey tenders and harbour master boats can be seen frantically speeding towards the 175ft yacht to try and warn the captain.

Tales, which is described as a ”pedigree yacht of exceptional quality” on web sites has six cabins and is thought to cost £200,000 a week to charter.