On course to becoming the largest and most advanced marina in the Mediterranean, today Porto Montenegro proudly announced today three major development projects and the creation of two strategic partnerships in 2012: The start of the next phase in the planned marina expansion from 185 to 370 berths, the re-development of a repair and refit facility in cooperation with ASY Bijela in the Boka Bay, and the launch of a 5-star boutique hotel in partnership with Regent Hotels and Resorts‚ one of the most prestigious Asia-based global hospitality groups.
Porto Montenegro will increase its marina’s capacity from the existing 185 berths to 370 berths for yachts up to 100m LOA, with more than 50 berths reserved for vessels over 45 meters in length. Work on creating these additional 185 berths is expected to begin in October 2012, and will be completed in Winter 2013/2014.
“The expansion of the marina is not only a testament to the success of Porto Montenegro, it also confirms the Adriatic has firmly cemented itself as an exciting destination and home port for yachts of all size and class. With a growing waiting list for home port berths, and an ever increasing demand for short term summer rental, the marina expansion will help cater for this continued popularity. The new berth mix will appeal to all ends of the market, including the largest Mega-yachts in the world; this, coupled with state of the art facilities, truly makes Porto Montenegro the destination of convenience and choice.” says Tony Browne, Marina Director
The creation of a superyacht refit and maintenance facility, in partnership with Adriatic Shipyard Bijela, is also an integral component in Porto Montenegro’s role as a year-round homeport, allowing yachts easy access to this respected refit service provider.
The refit and maintenance facility will likely be developed in two phases on a 2.5hectare site contributed by the Adriatic Shipyard. The first phase includes the construction of a concrete platform, offices and concrete piers carrying a travel lift, as well as the refurbishment of the existing 170m concrete pier. The second phase of development will include the purchase of a floating dock and expansion of the platform. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2012.
Inspired by Renaissance-style Venetian architecture, the Regent Porto Montenegro will encompass 80 multi-functional residences ranging from studios to penthouses with rooftop terraces and private swimming pools. The Regent Porto Montenegro is set to welcome guests by May 2014.
The Regent brand is recognised worldwide as being synonymous with glamour, sophistication and impeccable service. Combining the operational excellence and hospitality expertise of Regent Hotels with the setting of Porto Montenegro will reinforce Montenegro’s position as an emerging high-end tourism destination.
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