25 September 2016

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Progress on Golfito Marina Village’s construction

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Golfito Marina Village, the 40-acre development and blue flag marina that is currently being built in the ocean-side town of Golfito, Costa Rica, is seeing significant progression in its construction since its inauguration in November 2015. Upon completion in 2017, the deep water marina will offer the largest superyacht berths on the entire West Coast of Central America.

“125m of the main pier is currently installed with 88m remaining, which will be installed over the next few weeks along with 52 finger piers ranging from 13-46m", began David Johnson, the Marina Sales Director, on the progress of construction at the marina. "The additional four 100m finger piers will be installed in phase two.” 

“Within a matter of a few weeks we will be able to accommodate two 100m yachts on the main pier and four 50m yachts on the finger piers. We’re waiting to install the extra 100m finger piers, however we can have them in place within one month if needed”, he continued. “We recently had 70m M/Y Felix (formerly Amadeus) in the marina because none of the other marinas have the capacity to hold a yacht of this size”.

Other impending developments include: a small pier dedicated to the resort's water taxis and visiting tenders, a pier dedicated to Sport Fish tournaments and charter fleets, a service yard with a 45-ton travel lift, an 80m fuel dock with high speed pumps and a secured main entry.  

“From an aerial perspective it doesn’t look like a lot has been done, but a lot of the work to-date has been focussed on the infrastructure and levelling of the land – for instance, the service yard had to be raised 13 feet, which doesn't sound like a lot, but it's time consuming engineering. We do, however, expect the remaining work to fall into place on schedule.”

“We want to be the most progressive marina in central America”, he commented. The marina is shaping up to be very accommodating of the high standards expected of superyacht owners and charterers. The state-of-the-art facilities will include the likes of 4K internet, a crew activity centre, pump-out facilities at the dock and the best shore power pedestals on the market, which offer 4000A at 480 volts with three-phase.

Additionally, a marine chandlery will be on-site in the marina village to offer five-star service for visiting yachts. “We will have the top one hundred most requested items desired by superyachts on-site”. Should there be a request for a part that is not on-site, we will be able to have it shipped over from Fort Lauderdale within four hours.” 

The latter part of phase one will be focussed to the marina village, shopping and restaurants, beach development and infrastructural work, such as electricity, Wi-Fi, security, sewage, and fire and safety. This, along with the floating island restaurant and bar, is due for completion by November. Completion of the villas is part of phase two – the first of which will begin undergoing construction in a few weeks.

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