As the perfect homeport and summer destination, Marina Port Vell is a premium superyacht facility offering over 150 berths and one of the world’s longest quays (400m), an ideal destination for the mooring of superyachts of up to 190 metres long.
Last year Marina Port Vell Barcelona presented a new €20 million investment plan involving the remodelling of the marina to enhance its capacity and strengthen its specialised ad-hoc services for superyachts. By doing so, the marina pledges its commitment to positioning Barcelona as a leading destination for superyachts in the Mediterranean, strengthening the city’s position in the segment and to strengthen the marina’s positioning in the global market.
The announcement was supported by the city’s institutions, the regional government and the Government of Spain, as well as the Port of Barcelona itself and its president, Damià Calvet, who praised the investment plan. Ignacio Erroz, CEO of Marina Port Vell Barcelona has affirmed that the new positioning and the associated investment project intend, on the one hand, “to further strengthen Barcelona’s status as a leading destination for superyachts” and, on the other, “to commit to greater specialisation in offering quality services to our clients, based on four strategic areas: sustainability, growth, innovation and competitiveness”. The aforementioned strategic aims are shared with the Port of Barcelona and are the basis of Europe’s Blue Economy and the city of Barcelona, a perfect candidate to be a leader for this type of economic model in the Mediterranean.
Marina Port Vell will also carry out remodelling work in its facilities consisting of three large scale projects: reconfiguration of the marina basin, a landscaping project, and the installation of a new bunkering system. Firstly, as part of the marina’s desire to specialise, to an even greater extent, in providing superyachts with quality services, the marina basin will be rearranged, replacing berths for small vessels with more space for superyachts. The work that will be undertaken on the marina basin, across a surface area of 8,531 square metres, will allow the marina to further its specialisation in large vessels with 23 new berths for vessels with a length of up to 70 metres, and it’s expected to be completed in Autumn 2023.
Thanks to this new configuration, the marina will boast 55 berths for superyachts, a figure that will increase up to 65 in periods of high occupancy. The estimated time frame for the work is 12 months and will consist, primarily, of the removal of Pontoons A and B and the Sota Muralla pontoon, which are floating concrete structures, in order to redistribute mooring lines.
What’s more, as part of the project, the positioning of moored vessels will be reconfigured in order to increase the visible space of the marina basin and enhance the view of the marina and clients’ privacy. The plan of action also includes a landscaping project to create more green space, making the facilities more attractive and inviting, so that clients feel as if they are in a floating city that is an extension of Barcelona itself. This project, which will affect a total of 17,637 square metres, will be implemented at the Sota Muralla, Dipòsit, Barceloneta, España and Rellotge quays.