PortIbizaTown, a new marina situated at the foot of the old town of Ibiza, has announced new moorings that cater for yachts of over 60m in length and up to 140m. “Until now most of these boats didn’t have the possibility to have a berth inside the port, having to anchor outside the harbour and enter with tenders,” notes a statement released by the marina.

The new moorings are managed by Marina sa Riba, who was rated as the best proposal of the three companies that put in for the tender which was called last May by the Port Authority of the Balearic Island's (APB) board of directors. The aim of the tender was to strengthen the Port of Ibiza’s position in the superyacht market, and thus cater for existing demand on the island for large vessel moorings.

"In my opinion these berths are tremendously important for the town of Ibiza, as for quite a few years now, Ibiza has been attracting some of the biggest superyachts in the Mediterranean," explains Isabel Teruel, administrator at the marina. "Until now, there were only berths for yachts of up to 70m, and even only a few of these, which meant they had to anchor outside the port and enter with their tenders. Now superyachts of over 60m and up to 140m can have a berth right at the very foot of the old town of Ibiza."

Port of Ibiza

PortIbizaTown opened for business last summer, but the investments in improving the facilities have been carried out over the winter months. The works include installing a three-and-a-half-metre wide wooden deck that will form the promenade next to the moored yachts. Gardening, waste disposal facilities, lights and service pedestals for water supply will complete the new landscape of the marina area.

Aerial shot of the marina plan.

The services offered to clients include water connection, WiFi, refuse collection, 24-hour security and customised client assistance.

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