Vilanova i la Geltrú, September 23rd, 2009 - Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, the first marina in the Mediterranean specialising in superyachts, sets up this autumn all its land-based facilities, coinciding with the celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show and only five months after opening its doors in April this year.
The newly completed land-based facilities at Vilanova Grand Marina features several buildings: harbour office, dock personnel building, 66 store rooms and three sets of commercial buildings, with 8 shops for boating companies. Since this autumn, part of the new premises are occupied with an English pub, a restaurant, a shop specializing in upholstery, a ship chandler and a store specializing in wood. There is also a private car park, access opened to all port users, with capacity for more than 150 vehicles.
Five months after opening its doors, the new marina is now getting ready for its first autumn/winter season. The marina forecasts occupancy to achieve 40%, an increase from the initial forecast for the first season. According to Xiqui Mas, Chairman of Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, “the good occupancy prospects for the coming season are the result of the support and recognition the marina has received from the sector”. He also said: “From Vilanova Grand Marina we want to thank the good acceptance of the Marina among the ship owners of superyachts and the sector”.
Moreover, this is the second consecutive year the marina is present at the Monaco Yacht Show, one of the most important international nautical fairs. The stand of this innovative port facility is located at the Parvis Piscine Tent, stand QP68.