Following a change in ownership in September, OneOcean Port Vell has announced the recent appointment of Ignacio Erroz as its new general manager. Joining the Barcelona marina from a recent management role at nearby Vilanova Grand Marina, Erroz replaces Paul Cook at the helm.
Speaking exclusively to SuperyachtNews, Erroz sets out his vision for the marina going forward. “OneOcean Port Vell will keep growing as a distinguishing hallmark in the Mediterranean, with a significant potential for growth as a leading premium winter home port and as a base for summer charter,” he says.
“In this regard, we look forward to supporting the growth of this important activity and providing a wider range of options for charter clients. We are also working on improving our infrastructures to provide the best service and care for our guests throughout their stay.”
With new ownership and investment from Qatari investment bank QInvest, through its wholly-owned subsidiary BOH LLC, and in conjunction with its investment partner, a regulated investment fund beneficially owned by the Vagit Alekperov family, Erroz is optimistic about the marina’s future.
“The new ownership, with extensive and successful investment track records in the real estate and infrastructure sector, will be focused on managing and overseeing the growth of OneOcean Port Vell to maintain and enhance its positioning within the European superyacht marina market,” he concludes. “We are looking to redefine the marina as a premium superyacht winter home port and summer hub, offering world-class facilities and services to owners, captains and crew.”
The management and board of OneOcean Port Vell has wished Paul Cook all the best and has thanked him for his tremendous professionalism and dedication to the marina over the years, recognising the work he undertook to bring the business to where it is today.