Port Denia Welcomes Superyachts from Caribbean

By George Bains

Spanish shipyard and marina Port Denia, after only a minor closure, is fully operational and ready to welcome yachts for the Mediterranean Summer season.

Many superyachts had delayed their return from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean as COVID-19 disrupted international travel, but as sailing and charter slowly return, so too are the yachts.

The Port Denia Shipyard continues to welcome new superyacht projects, with 55m Insignia becoming the latest to enter the yard. Maintenance project on other superyachts, including 44m Perini Navi S/Y Paz, have been able to progress by following strict government guidelines.  S/Y Paz recently had her mast removed at the shipyard before entering for a general service, while sister ships Chronos and Rhea have both been accommodated in the marina. The shipyard is able to take on projects up to 130m in length in its technical marina, while it has a lifting capacity of up to 1200GT. Some notable projects have included Top100 superyacht Lady Moura, who stayed for 5 months at Port Denia where she underwent a variety of works in the water.  

Port Denia benefits from a prime location on the Spanish East Coast, just 45 miles from Ibiza.  The Marina, situated just opposite the shipyard in the town centre, is ideal as either a stopover or summer berth. Superyachts of all categories can be accommodated, with stern-to berths of up to 65m and a 138m berth alongside. While the attraction of Ibiza will draw plenty of interest, there is also much reason to stay and enjoy the port city of Denia. As a UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy, Denia can certainly fulfil appetites for fine dining, while there are also golf courses, blue flag beaches and a vibrant nightlife to explore.

For superyachts returning to the Med, Port Denia presents an attractive option for either ‘between season’ works or a luxury stop off to enjoy the treats of the Spanish coast. It is promising to see the return of sailing within Europe and to have facilities like those at Port Denia open and available, we hope that superyacht owners and charter guests will soon return to the seas and enjoy their summer season.

By George Bains
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