's tour of Galicia concluded with a trip north, to La Coruña, home of Marina Coruña. Part of the North West Marinas family, which also encompasses nearby refit and brokerage sites, the marina is equipped with a 200m pontoon shielded from the elements by a breakwater and offering clearance to the largest of superyachts with a draft of 14m. At the time of the visit only one superyacht was moored at the marina - Ellba - owned by a prominent local businessman.

The tour, organised by key regional stakeholders, was intended to raise awareness of Galicia's viability as a desirable alternative to an overcrowded Mediterranean cruising ground. Joaquin Fernandez-Davila, who played an integral role in bringing the event to fruition, said he was working to establish ties with similar working groups in the UK and Northern Europe so that a loose conglomerate of promotional bodies can be formed. This he hopes, can awaken superyacht owners to the appeal of heading north.

Ellba, seen in the distance, calls Marina Coruña home

Marina Coruña is mainly host to smaller yachts but its outer pontoon could accommodate any existing superyacht

Lady M pulls into Marina Davila

At the time of writing, Fernandez-Davila's marina, Marina Davila was set to welcome recent Palmer Johnson launch, 65 m Lady M, for bunkering

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