An overwhelmingly successful show was hosted by the largest superyacht marina in Europe. In its 32nd edition, the 2022 show welcomed over seventy exhibitors and brokers, with some of the largest names in the yachting industry in attendance.
Attendees took delight in thrilling social entertainment, workshops, and award ceremonies, including a Superyacht Chefs’ competition – all wrapped in inspiring networking opportunities, and an underlying commitment to sustainability throughout to help minimise the impact of its activity on the environment.
Nestled right in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic cities Barcelona, Marina Port Vell showcased its first-class location, famous for its rich history and impeccable hospitality; providing guests with an exceptional experience from the moment they arrived.
First built for the 1992 Olympic Games, the marina has since evolved into Europe’s leading superyacht facility, creating an idyllic destination for modern-day vessels. A further €20 million investment announced in 2021 has been committed and a repositioning plan to enhance the capacity of its infrastructure and the quality of its superyacht services is in progress. Marina Port Vell is carrying out remodelling work of its facilities consisting of three large-scale projects: reconfiguration of the marina basin, a landscaping project, and the installation of a new bunkering system.
As part of the marina’s positioning as Europe’s leading Superyacht Marina the marina basin will be restructured, creating more space for superyachts. The work will allow the marina to further its specialisation in large vessels with a total of 23 new berths for vessels with a length of up to 70 metres. Thanks to this new configuration, the marina will boast 55 berths for superyachts, a figure that will increase up to 65 in periods of high occupancy.
Visitors of the marina can enjoy an array of unique experiences – from their excellent facilities, exciting activities, and 24-hour personalised services – there is plenty to indulge in.
Marina Port Vell approaches everything they do with a bespoke mindset, “We recognise it is the little details that make all the difference to our guests, and that’s what gives Marina Port Vell a special edge – we bring a boutique-mentality to everything we do, be it our meticulous approach to superyacht care or the effort that goes into helping our guests enjoy and relax. We are a marina dedicated to superyachts providing world class facilities throughout the year.”
Whether you’re booking your berth, wanting to network and conduct business meetings, or simply looking for a place to eat or exercise, their expert, multi-lingual staff and concierge team have you covered from the moment you “come aboard”.
Privileged with the stunning backdrop of Barcelona, Marina Port Vell boasts an array of marine services with sustainability at its core, all from within the marina. These include the newly renovated award winning Gallery building providing events and work spaces with the ultimate vantage point of the marina.
For those seeking adventure beyond the marina, you only have to cast your eyes towards Barcelona’s breath-taking landscapes, Michelin-starred dining scene, and ever-growing culture. In this city, the possibilities are endless.
Now home to the MYBA Charter Show, the Barcelona International Boat Show and a variety of prestigious events, Marina Port Vell remains the venue of choice for high-end brands that are synonymous with exclusivity. The opportunity to host the 37th Edition of the America’s Cup will undoubtably provide Marina Port Vell and the city of Barcelona a legacy that will boost the whole economy, the growing blue economy and employment opportunities.
Committed to contributing to the quality of life wherever they can, the marina also engages and collaborates in meaningful projects in the community, such as beach clean-ups and neighbourhood solidarity projects.
Marina Port Vell can accommodate safe and secure berthing for yachts up to 190m, with 24-hour mooring assistance. Shoreside services also include electric golf cart transport and delivery service, car parking, storage facilities adjacent to berths, recycling facilities, container areas, crew facilities, electric car chargers and Tesla car chargers.
We look forward to what Marina Port Vell has in store for us next.