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Superyacht Destination Malta

Article by ONBOARD Magazine



With decades of experience, Malta offers the visiting superyacht owners and crew a range of first class facilities and services

Marina Di Valletta
Marina Di Valletta

Marina di Valletta was born through the initiative of a consortium of foreign and local investors. It was launched in August 2016, with an investment of €7.45m. This was formed with MARINA DI VARAZZE S.r.l, the marina development division of Azimut|Benetti Group, which already operates marinas in Varazze, Viareggio, Livorno and Moscow. The consortium also includes Azimut|Benetti’s representatives in Malta, Esprit Yachting together with Arrigo Group of Hotels, Joinwell and Tal-Maghtab Construction, all leading local companies from the yachting, hospitality, and construction industries whose names are synonymous with sound traditional values and expertise in their respective fields. Marina di Valletta’s in-house team offers services to yacht owners berthing at the marina. A concierge service will offer services such as guarding, fuelling and yacht provisions. The Marina has further strengthened its services by partnering with other like-minded service providers who provide the clients with the highest standards of service.

S&D Yachts
S&D Yachts

Founded in 1976, by the late Roland Darmanin Kissaun, S&D Yachts Limited is a family business managed by Peter Fiorini Lowell and Mark Darmanin Kissaun. Over the 38 years that it has been in the yachting business, it has gained an international reputation and presently has six dedicated teams, namely: Agency, Corporate Services, Yacht Repair Services, Chandlery and Brokerage and Charter, Product Distribution and Tunisia Yacht Services, which offer a myriad of services. The all encompassing agency team offers visiting yachts and their crew all the necessary specialised services which include but are not limited to, berthing arrangements, customs clearance, crew visa arrangements, concierge services, duty free fuel supply, provisioning and chandlery, mechanical engineering services, etc. S&D Yachts also offer the services of registering yachts under the Maltese Flag and have been instrumental in developing the large Yacht Code for Commercial yachts in Malta.

SMS Group
SMS Group
C&N Marinas Malta

Regarded as one of the finest home ports in the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour Marina offers Camper & Nicholsons excellence in both it’s service and shore side facilities. Set against the glorious scenic backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the marina is capable of berthing yachts up to 135M alongside, with adjacent shipyards offering services for vessels up to 160M. With an extensive Captains and crew programme, it is the marina of choice for those wishing to make the most of their winter berthing months. Perfectly positioned exuding traditional charm and modern facilities, as part of your summer cruising schedule the team are on hand to offer a wide range of services and to recommend itineraries and their services of trusted partners. The airport is also a quick 15 minute drive away and has direct flights to all major cities across Europe and the Middle East.
For more details visit en.cnmarinas.com/marinas/grand-harbour-marina

SMS Group

The SMS Group began as a family firm in the late 1860s, becoming one of Malta’s foremost ship agents. Today, the group is active internationally in the areas of shipping, tourism, logistics, corporate services, insurance, and shore operations. Having always considered yachting a key component of its Malta operations, the Group developed a unified approach to the sector by offering the following services: SMS Corporate Services assisting with yacht registration, ownership transfers, audits and taxation. SMS Shipping provides reliable maritime agency and port operation services around the clock. Among the services are berth reservations, dry-dock/technical support, crew changes and visa applications, courier and freight forwarding, winterising services, and more. The team and network of partners can grantee the highest levels of customer satisfaction. PN Fenech is the outfit through which the group offers yachts any type of provision they may require, such as fresh, dry and frozen produce, technical and medical supplies, chemical products and more.
For more details Tel: +356 2577 0000 or visit www.sms.com.mt