New management for Port Vauban in Antibes

Written by Charl van Rooy

Vauban 21 has been announced as the new management company of Port Vauban in Antibes following the launch of a public delegation contract by the city of Antibes to find a new trustee for the management of the popular port on the French Riviera. The new company is aimed at returning Port Vauban as the Mediterranean’s top yachting hub and provide owners and guests with a high level of service.

Apart from upgrading the facilities of the marina, Vauban 21 will initially focus on building a solid foundation based on high-quality services to guests as well as upgrading the technology and general organisation of the marina. A second stage of development will include the creation of a Yachting Campus in the area of St Roch that will offer the best in training, seminars, and conferences to the yachting industry.

New building plans will see the existing Capitainerie on the IYCA be converted to feature a new restaurant with a panoramic view and a large terrace on its roof. A larger and stronger helipad and a new yacht club are just some of the amenities that owners can look forward to. Crew will also be looked after with a new leisure centre, crew gym, and library.

Vauban 21 will be in charge of the port for the next 25 years, and have calculated that an estimated €135,000,000 will be spent on the abovementioned upgrades and other projects over the next 10 years.



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