SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Marina Port Vell’s commercial director, Anella Alcott, about how this inclusive approach will be advantageous to the businesses positioned in the hub and what the OneOcean Club membership involves.
“They are in the middle of the marina and have direct access to all of the clients who are coming in here,” she explained. “Prior to the re-modelling of the marina, we didn’t have any facilities and clients were very much based outside of the marina.”
To those outside the realms of the marina, The OneOcean Club is a private members club, but marina users and offices will have access to all the facilities, including the restaurant, gym and the beauty facilities.
“We have people from the city and foreigners who come and eat here,” she explained. “But if you are a member you can become a member of the gym here and use the beauty facilities, the membership is more relative to people out of the marina.”
When asked where the new hub positions the region in terms of the yachting order in Europe, Alcott was hopeful that there is potential for Barcelona. “I think we are very much trying to change the perception, and while I think France has been at the centre of the yachting community and the yachting world, we are in a new era.” She added that the marina is now, “Very much a one-stop shop; we have MB’92 on our doorstep and we are fully focussed on offering services for crew and all the companies that give all these services to crew.”
The offices are located in the Gallery building, which is home to the reception, the Marina Port Vell offices, OneOcean Wellness and the Crew Lounge.