Article by ONBOARD Magazine
ONBOARD TAKES A LOOK AROUND EUROPE AT OUR CURRENT FAVOURITE MARINAS AND
D- Marin Zea Marina is situated on the northeast side of the Saronic Gulf, just 3km from the port of Piraeus, the largest port in the Mediterranean. D-Marin Zea is an historic marina as it was founded as a war harbour with shipyards, dry docks and other installations at the beginning of the 5th century B.C. for the fleet of triremes, the ancient warships. The marina oers modern facilities and services and was totally renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games. The total capacity is 670 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons. Moorings are available for boats up to 150 metres long. D-Marina Zea is one of the favourite marinas for owners and crew as it is located at the heart of the cosmopolitan life of Piraeus, next to the sea and amidst a host of jaw-dropping history and scenery.
37°56’02’’ N, 23°38’09’’ E
No. of berths 670
Max length 80m
Max draft 8m
Designed to reflect the traditional fishing village of Montenegro, Luštica Bay unites old-world charm with cutting-edge facilities; timeless Riviera living and contemporary luxury. A dynamic waterfront town an undiscovered and unforgettable stretch of coastline that invites you to create your vision of what life should be. Luštica Bay will have two stateof- the-art marinas, oering hassle-free access to the wild beauty of Montenegro’s coast not to mention the coasts of Croatia, Italy and Greece just a short cruise away. The primary and largest marina is already operational. Currently the marina offers a total of 85
berths for boats of up to 45m.
No. of berths 85
Max length 45m
Max draft 5m
The 5 Gold Anchor Alcaidesa Marina, located at the gateway to the Mediterranean, is an ideal stopover for superyachts that are in transit into 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 International 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 into both the town centres of La Linea and Gibraltar enabling quick and easy access.
|36º 09’ 31’’ N, 5º 22’ 03’’ W”||Max draft 5m|
|No. of berths 624||VHF 9|
|Max length 90m||www.alcaidesamarina.com|
Aquatica is the exclusive Marina Club situated in the heart of the historical centre of Alghero, close to the ancient bastions that encircle the city. With 60 berths measuring up to 70m in length and featuring all of the services and utilities you may require, Aquatica delivers exceptionally comfortable berthing for your vessel, with full support being provided by highly qualified personnel. Mooring your vessel at Aquatica gives you the most exclusive point of entry into the city, as an entirely new world opens up before you both in the marina itself and beyond it. Your stay in the Port of Alghero will be made all the more enjoyable, in summer and winter, by the 5-star service offered by the staff.
Yalıkavak Marina, voted the World’s Best Superyacht Marina of 2018- 2019 and a holder of The Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) 5 Gold Anchors rating, is Turkey’s first high-capacity superyacht marina. Yalıkavak Marina has room to accommodate 620 berths and provides luxury lifestyle choices and unmatched services for yacht owners and visitors alike, while providing
comfortable facilities and technical services for yachts of up to 140m LOA.More than 90 superyachts including iconic M/Y Phoenix II, S/Y Better Place, M/Y O’Mega and M/Y Lady M and M/Y Saluzi visited Yalıkavak Marina in 2019.
|37° 6’27.69”N – 27°16’58.70”E||Max draft 12m|
|No. of berths 620||VHF 72|
|Max length 140m||www.yalikavakmarina.com.tr|
Award-winning Karpaz Gate Marina on the beautiful Karpaz peninsula in North Cyprus is expanding with the launch of its new hotel, hamam and spa this year. Providing exceptional accommodation in this idyllic location in the East Mediterranean, the latest development will further enhance the appeal of the 5 Gold Anchor marina for yacht crew and family. The on-site Technical Centre, with its 300-ton capacity travel lift and 18,000 square metre dry dock area, off ers a range of services including maintenance work, yacht painting, hull repairs and antifouling,
plus mechanical and electrical work. This unique and friendly marina also off ers low-cost fuel and duty free status.
|N35° 33.5’ / E34° 13.6’||Max draft 5.5m|
|No. of berths 300||VHF 10 or 16|
|Max length 60m||www.karpazbay.com|
OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA
Waterside access into Southampton became even more stunning in 2018 with the comprehensive redesign of MDL Marinas’ Ocean Village. MDL Marinas is well known for the high level of customer service provided 24/7, and Ocean Village Marina is no exception. Notable innovations include a floating dock oce, which o ers a full concierge service to welcome guests from around the world. At the edge of Southampton Water, with easy access to the Solent, Ocean Village’s basin was previously used by commercial ships. This means that it is the only marina in the area able to
accommodate superyachts up to 90 metres alongside the yachts, cruisers and racers owned by MDL members who make use of the everexpanding network. Ocean Village Marina’s redesign has proved extremely popular, and with interconnecting pontoons, means visitors can enjoy the best of Solent watersports, and then recover in a five-star environment, and from the marina, there is easy access to varied cruising in the area.
|50°53’42’N, 1°23’24’W||Max draft 5m|
|No. of berths 326||VHF 71|
|Max length 90m||www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk|