Jointly managed by Dalmi Resorts International in partnership with global real estate company, 360 VOX Corporation, the marina will be set in a ‘dramatic’ seaside bay sloping to the sea, with views of Cavtat Bay, and the city of Dubrovnik to the west. The development will be planned across 100,000 square meters of land and the marina will have 200 berths with around 20 berths for yachts over 30m.
Srecko Lucky Bobeta, President at Dalmi Resorts, who shared the plans with SuperyachtNews.com, believes there is a deficit of marina berths and a shortage in particular of quality marinas for superyachts in Croatia.
“Although Croatia contains 15% of the Mediterranean coastline, the country has significantly fewer berths per kilometre than its Mediterranean neighbours. Many of these berths were built 25 years ago, are in need of refurbishment, and are not equipped to accommodate superyachts.”
Clearpoint Resort will be 16 km away from Dubrovnik and a 10 minute drive from Dubrovnik airport.
Feasibility studies have been completed and a seven-phase construction planned, although date of breaking ground has not been set yet.
Croatia’s government plans to double its berths by 2018, announcing in its 2008 paper ‘Development strategy of the Croatian Tourism’ that 15,000 new berths would be created in the 10 year period 2008-2018.
But the recession and a complex procedure for the concessions have stalled many of these new projects. The exception is D-Marin Mandalina Marina in Sibneik, which launched 79 new berths to accommodate yachts up to 140m berths in 2012 and plans a major new luxury development and resort. Other marinas which have developed and added berths include Olive Island, Veli Rat, Seget and Novigrad.