There is no doubt that Port Denia’s shipyard and technical marina offers an exemplary spot for superyachts during the winter season. Situated only 45 miles from the popular islands of Ibiza and Formentera, and only one hour from the international airports of Alicante and Valencia, the port has become recognised as one of the most ideally positioned superyacht centres in the West Mediterranean.
Capable of welcoming some of the largest yachts in the world to its waters, this convenient port is certainly ‘superyacht-ready’, offering stern-to berths for yachts up to 65m LOA and an impressive alongside berth for vessels up to 135m. Equipped with 1250 amps shore power, and able to complete in-water refit and maintenance services, certifies the marina’s accomplished ‘technical’ status. On-site 24-hour private security also provides a safe and sheltered berth for yachts at Port Denia, ensuring peace of mind for owners and captains during their stay.
With a multitude of refit, maintenance and repainting facilities for vessels up to 1250 GT, including two 70m haul-out slipways, an 150 GT travel lift, extensive dry dock and several workshops, the shipyard at Port Denia is an oasis for not only a superyacht’s winter service, but as a year-round maintenance destination. An experienced team of project managers, naval architects, mechanical engineers, as well as an in-house team of welders, electricians and carpenters, are on hand for all aspects of superyacht service and refit, or Port Denia’s unique open-door policy welcomes those subcontracted from afar to satisfy an owner's personal preference.
Recently completing works on Damen Yachting’s iconic yacht support vessel, 57m M/Y B3, and Perini Navi’s stunning 54m S/Y Parsifal III, as well as welcoming visits from ISA Yachts’ 66m M/Y Okto and Benetti’s 60m M/Y St David, the superyacht centre is booming. In conversation with Port Denia’s General Manager, Albert Morell, earlier this year, the yard is only due to grow in both size and popularity, with a brand new travel lift accommodating space for eight additional 40-45m yachts, doubling the port in size. Providing high quality services at a cost-effective price, the yard is certainly the ‘smart choice’ for owners, captains and management companies.
Port Denia is not only an exceptional superyacht service hub, but it is also situated within a thriving Spanish town, surrounded by idyllic coastlines and an array of picturesque islands. The amiable cosmopolitan town of Denia serves as superb stop-over for both guests and crew while berthing at Port Denia, notably famed for its UNESCO Creative City for Gastrostomy status. Home to Celebrity chef Quique Dacosta’s three-star Michelin restaurant, two stretching golf courses, the 5* Marriott Hotel, 25km of blue flag sandy shoreline and a range of watersports, Denia is a real-life oxymoron: full of life, yet a relaxed, charming Mediterranean haven all year round.
One notable year-round attraction of Denia is the professional cycling hotspot that it has become in recent years. Drawing professional cycling teams from around the globe, Denia offers challenging cycling routes across its hilly terrain, perfect for preparation before professional competitions such as the Tour de France. Going one step further to welcome sports enthusiasts to its surroundings, Denia even boasts a unique and specialist hotel, called Syncrosfera, that specialises in elite sports training and performance. With names such as Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard often training in Denia, this picturesque coastal city offers an unmatched fitness activity for captains and crew during a superyachts winter service at Port Denia.
With Port Denia’s strategic and idyllic location, vast array of services and capable and secure berthing, it's no wonder that superyachts are choosing this Spanish shipyard and technical marina for berthing and services this winter.