When you think of the Med, summer comes to mind, not autumn or winter. But, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona is not only nearly full for the fall season, it’s expecting strong bookings for winter, too, from both megayachts wanting to base there and ones seeking service.
Approaching its fourth winter in business, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona was designed from the start exclusively for megayachts, from 82 to 394 feet (25 to 120 meters, respectively) and drawing 21 feet (6.5 meters). It also has just 49 berths, to keep the feeling somewhat intimate and more personal. Indeed, Ignacio Erroz, the marina’s general manager, says he and the dockmaster make a point of greeting each yacht when they arrive at the dock.
If you’re searching for a new base, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona has several advantages. It’s 20 minutes from the international airport and 35 minutes outside of the city of Barcelona. The latter part is key if you like the entertainment and lifestyle advantages of the city but not the noise and traffic typically accompanying it. Of course, happy ownership depends on a happy crew. To that end, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona’s staff organizes regular activities, ranging from barbecues to weekend ski trips and visits to the famed winery region of Penedès, less than an hour from Barcelona.
As for maintenance and refit work, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona recently added paint services in partnership with ADP Yacht Painting, and it’s also opened a chandlery. The marina further extended the finger pier that its TraveLift uses, allowing more (larger) yachts to be hauled.
Megayachts such as Ilona, Imagine, Skat, Triple Seven, and more have visited Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona within the past year. “The staff was fantastic, very helpful to any of our requests,” reports Capt. Don Anderson of the 192-foot (58.55-meter) Capri. “We were able to do a lot of needed work under time and in budget. I would not hesitate to recommend others to go there.” Several other captains echo the sentiments regarding the quality of the facilities and the staff’s attitude. Equally touted: safety. “Great location, safe, secure and friendly,” reports Capt. Egon Viljoen of the 168-foot (51.24-meter) Legend. For final thoughts, consider this from Capt. Ian Robertson of the 164-foot (50-meter) Jo: “Excellent new marina, good facilities and a warm Spanish welcome.”
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