A €20-million plan to specialize more in superyachts is seeing Marina Port Vell investing in additional berths. Simultaneously, the facility will create more green space and implement a sustainability plan.
The decade-old, Barcelona-based marina, with a waterside restaurant, crew lounge, and more, is first rearranging its basin to accommodate the extra slips. In fact, 23 new berths for yachts to 230 feet (70 meters) will result. A new bunkering system is going in as well. Marina Port Vell is able to do this because it’s replacing spaces previously dedicated to small yachts. It’s also removing some floating concrete structures and repositioning some current superyacht slips. The management team anticipates the work taking about eight months. Afterwards, in total, the facility will accommodate 55 motor and sailing superyachts. Equally important, the marina says clients will gain more privacy while docked, plus the overall marina’s appearance will improve.
Further to appearances, the management team has 189,843 square feet (17,637 square meters) across several quays in mind for landscaping. Movable planters and decorative lighting along quays and the perimeter are coming, too. Similarly, existing paving will upgrade and enlarge. Pedestrian areas, parking areas, and driving lanes will reconfigure as well.
Those parking areas will include spaces for electric cars, complete with rapid-charging stations. That, in turn, ties in to sustainability. Although the management team didn’t outline other sustainability specifics, it does say they align with ones that the Port of Barcelona and the city itself have. The port is striving for social impact by adding thousands of new jobs, for instance.
Even with Marina Port Vell investing in significant changes, some services remain the same. Clients can enjoy dining on site or within the city, for example. Several of Barcelona’s major sights are nearby, too, with the marina staff able to recommend activities.
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