IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO DROP ANCHOR OVER THE WINTER SEASON YOU NEED A MARINA THAT WORKS FOR THE CREW AND THE YACHT
Article by ONBOARD Magazine
Winter berthing in Porto Montenegro for the 2020-21 season now brings a broad scope of refit and repair opportunities for yacht owners. Thanks to a recent change in national regulations, Porto Montenegro’s partnership with Alpha42 enables renowned yachting contractors to operate directly within the marina to oversee and deliver repair and refit projects, in line with the highest industry standards.Withthree international airports within a short distance from the marina, all with private jet facilities, as well as an onsite helipad, Porto Montenegro offers excellent accessibility year round, as well as a mild winter climate to rivalmuch of central and western Europe. The residing crew can enjoy thePlatinum rated, state-of-the-art facilities and full-service support for all boats.
GRAND HARBOUR MARINA
Regarded as one of the finest home ports in the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour Marina oers Camper & Nicholsons excellence in both its 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 oering 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. The airport is also a quick 15 minute drive away and has direct flights to all major cities across Europe and the Middle East.
Valencia Mar is the best value for money marina in the Mediterranean. It is the only marina with fingers in Valencia, which enables you to moor your boat in a safe, protected and comfortable way, equally in berthing and in accessing the boat. Located in the cosmopolitan city of Valencia, it is considered for the moorings as a ‘doorway to the Balearic Islands’. Valencia oers, as a city, a very attractive destination due to its good price-quality ratio, its Mediterranean cuisine, its good weather and its airport. The marina is located in a privileged
PORT OF POOLE MARINA
Situated in Europe’s largest natural harbour, Poole’s deep-draught superyacht berths on South Quay, Poole Quay Boat Haven and the Port of Poole Marina provide the perfect base from which to discover Poole Harbour and the surrounding area. With easy access to Poole Quay, the historic Old Town, the Blue Flag beaches of and the iconic Jurassic coastline, you will not be disappointed! South Quay is located within a restricted area of the Port of Poole and comes under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. The marina is one of just a handful of marinas in the world to receive The Yacht Harbour Association’s prestigious Five Gold Anchors.
Yalıkavak Marina, voted the World’s Best Superyacht Marina of 2018-2019 & 2020-2021 and a holder of the British Yacht Harbor Association’s (TYHA) 5 Gold Anchors rating, is Turkey’s first highcapacity superyacht marina. Yalıkavak Marina has room to accommodate 620 berths and provides high-class lifestyle choices and unmatched services for yacht owners and visitors alike, while providing comfortable facilities and experienced technical services for yachts of up to 140m LOA.By providing advanced top quality leisure opportunities, the marina continues to advance the positioning of the Bodrum Peninsula and Yalıkavak region.
The 5 Gold Anchor Alcaidesa Marina, located at the Gateway to the Mediterranean, is an ideal stopover for superyachts that are in transit the Mediterranean or out to the Atlantic. Situated next to the western slope of Gibraltar, within the natural harbour of the Bay of Gibraltar and oering excellent shelter and deep-water access in all weather conditions. Its 624 berths provide safe moorings for boats ranging from 8 to 90m LOA. Alcaidesa Marina’s privileged location, just a 10 min walk from Gibraltar’s Airport, means that you will not require any other means of transport to enjoy your boat after your flight. The marina is also only a short walk to La Linea and Gibraltar.
In February, Ocibar finalised its acquisition of Port Tarraco from the Qatari Diar Fund. The marina management company has incorporated the Tarragona superyacht marina into its existing portfolio, which includes Port Adriano in Mallorca and Marina Botafoc in Ibiza. SuperyachtNews speaks exclusively to Antonio Zaforteza, CEO of Ocibar, about the acquisition. Following the completion of Port Adriano, Ocibar had been looking for an opportunity to use its knowledge in large yacht marina development and grow its portfolio. “We think that Port Tarraco is a marina with which we can add value to our current portfolio,” continues Zaforteza. “In terms of the quality of the infrastructure, it matches what we are offering in Port Adriano, and it expands what we can offer with our product range, both in terms of the size of yachts the marina can accommodate and the level of pricing. Also, there are synergies with the way that we market our existing marinas. So, it is a good fit in this sense.” Other than some minor investments into increasing shore power capacity, Ocibar has no major plans for any redevelopment of the marina or changes to the management structure. “But we do have a long-term plan to increase the industry’s awareness of Tarragona as a very good service point for yachts,” adds Zaforteza. Zaforteza plans to bring the Port Tarraco brand in line with that of Ocibar’s other marinas, hoping to put the spotlight back on the marina for the main superyacht circuit.
CALA DEL FORTE
Cala del Forte is a brand new state-of-the-art marina nestled between the Italian and French Rivieras in the vibrant city of Ventimiglia. Just 7.9 miles from Monaco, the marina will be home to 178 yachts ranging from 6.5 to 70 metres when it opens its doors in Q4 2020. On completion, Cala del Forte will be among the most advanced and secure ports in the Mediterranean and sister to the neighbouring Port Hercule and Port of Fontevielle – perfectly positioned for those looking for a new addition to their Mediterranean itinerary. Cala del Forte is already accepting reservations for berths starting October this year, available with daily, monthly and seasonal rates.
DUBAI MARINA YCHT CLUB
Nestled within the heart of ‘New Dubai’. A prestigious, 5 Gold Anchor award winning marina set in a 3.5km man made canal, offering sheltered berthing for 600 private and commercial yachts. Recognised for its quality of services, facilities, direct sea access and membership benefits. The marina is open both to private members and visitors. Become a private member and enjoy access to the exclusive Dubai Marina Yacht Club Rally Programme; a series of land and sea-based events running through the winter months with the aim of bringing fellow boaters together. Experience unique themed evenings or spend your weekend exploring the stunning UAE coastline