A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh is as famous for its history as it is for its modern vibe. Travelers from around the world flow into the Scottish city on a regular basis. No wonder, then, that cruising there, and along the Scottish coast, is on the rise. To tap into this, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is involved in multiple aspects of a new marina development near the heart of the city. Edinburgh Marina will feature design input from the company, as well as its management and operational expertise.
Situated just 2½ miles (4 kilometers) northwest of the city center, Edinburgh Marina will have 315 berths. The majority will be for typical cruising boats and yachts. Camper & Nicholsons has not disclosed the total number reserved for megayachts. Regardless, it does say that Edinburgh Marina will have slips for megayachts to 147 feet (45 meters).
Adding to its attraction, the marina will be 12 miles (16 kilometers) from an iconic landmark in Scotland, and indeed in the world. It’s the Forth Bridge, a cantilevered railway bridge. This is the largest bridge in Britain, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, too. (Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns have the same status for their architectural and historical significance.) Furthermore, Edinburgh Marina will be eight miles (12 kilometers) from the international airport.
More than a place to dock, Edinburgh Marina will have extra amenities. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas will offer concierge services, for example. If repairs are needed, a full-service yard will be on site. The adjacent Edinburgh Marina Spa and Conference Hotel will welcome owners and guests to its gym and spa. Plus, it will deliver food and drink on request straight to your yacht. Finally, residences are going up next to the marina, with apartment buyers able to purchase a slip.
Once Camper & Nicholsons Marinas receives consent to start dredging, it can start construction soon after. It anticipates that consent coming this summer.