The new Cala Ponte Marina will join Camper & Nicholsons’ international network when it opens in southern Italy next summer. Comprising 320 berths from 5m to 25m, Cala Ponte is located near Bari in the Apulia region, which borders the Adriatic to the east and the Ionian to the south east.
The marina lies below the cliff-top town of Polignano a Mare, an ancient city of narrow alleys and traditional architecture. Apulia’s 500 miles of coastline is studded with ports and anchorages, making it one of Italy’s most popular cruising areas. The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and Greece’s northern Ionian islands are also within a day or two’s sail.
Cala Ponte is well served by the road and rail network, and Bari International Airport is just 40km away. As well as berths for 320 yachts, there will be a hotel and commercial property for bars, restaurants and leisure businesses. With a fuel station on site, as well as power, water, and grey and black water collection on the pontoons, the marina will be fully serviced to the usual C&N international standards.
Camper & Nicholsons collaborated on the design of the marina with renowned developer, Fimco SpA, who have been responsible for numerous large-scale residential, commercial, tourism and facility management projects in the region.
Vito Fusillo, Chairman of Cala Ponte SpA, commented, “Having worked successfully with Camper & Nicholsons on the design and development of the marina, it was clear that their experience and expertise made them the ideal partner to support us when the project reaches completion in 2013.”
James Beaver, C&N’s Chief Operating Officer, added, “Cala Ponte Marina will be a world class destination and a credit to this beautiful part of Italy’s varied coast. We are privileged to work with Sr Fusillo and his team on bringing this project to the operational stage, and we are delighted to welcome Cala Ponte to the Camper & Nicholsons network of premium marina destinations.”