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Barcelona to have a new yacht marina next to the Barceloneta beach and the W Hotel

Following a public tender, the Port of Barcelona has approved giving the private company Formentera Mar the construction and management of the city’s new yacht marina. The company will invest €30 million within the next 2 years to build moorings for 134 boats measuring between 15 and 40 metres long and a dry dock capable of storing 150 12-metre-long boats. Furthermore, the marina will have a restaurant, a viewpoint and technical facilities. It will be located next to the harbour’s north mouth, the Barceloneta beach and the W Hotel tower. The marina’s water surface will be 50,000 square metres. It will strengthen Barcelona as a cluster for the marine industry.

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26 September 2013 12:56 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).- On Wednesday, the Port of Barcelona announced the winner of the public tender launched to build and manage the city’s new yacht marina. The private company Formentera Mar, from the Balearic Islands, has been awarded the tender and will invest €30 million within the next 2 years to build all the facilities. The marina’s water surface will occupy 50,000 square metres and 134 boats measuring between 15 and 40-metre long will be moored. The new marina will also have a dry dock capable of storing 150 12-metre-long boats. It will be underground and accessed through a lock. Furthermore, the new space in Barcelona’s port will have a restaurant, a viewpoint and technical facilities, such as 500 m2 harbourmaster offices. The marina will be located next to the harbour’s north mouth, the Barceloneta beach and the W Hotel tower. It will strengthen Barcelona’s profile as a cluster for the marine industry at international level.


The President of Barcelona’s Port, Sixte Cambra, emphasised the importance of this investment, which will be “a key element” for the expansion of the harbour. In addition, according to him, the new marina will also “increase the competitiveness and productivity of Catalonia’s marine sector”, “strengthening Barcelona’s position as a centre” for this industry. In fact, the promoters behind Barcelona’s marine cluster aim to position the Catalan capital as a true centre of the maritime industry at international level in its own right.

The new €30 million marina will occupy a land surface of 18,000 square metres and a water surface of 50,000 square metres, with mooring for 134 yachts, from 15 to 40 metre long. In addition, the underground dry dock will occupy 6,200 square metres and will be able to store 150 boats. On top of this, 16,000 square metres will be built to host facilities such as a restaurant, harbourmaster offices and a warehouse for sails.

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  • A virtual image of Barcelona's new marina, with the W Hotel tower in the background (by Formentera Mar / ACN)

  • A virtual image of Barcelona's new marina, with the W Hotel tower in the background (by Formentera Mar / ACN)