Attracting visitors to Atlantic islands
AZORES: The Municipal Authority of Povoaçao has opened a new boat harbour on the south eastern side of São Miguel, the biggest island in the Azores archipelago. The aim is to promote nautical tourism and to improve berthing options for local boaters.
The design, manufacture and installation of the new marina’s floating pontoon system and supply of auxiliary equipment was undertaken by Portuguese company Lindley.
Lindley selected its Sagres range for pontoons and fingers as, with a galvanised and painted steel structure, it is ideally suited to the challenging conditions faced by these Atlantic islands. Access to the floating facility is via a single gangway with a security gate. The harbour is equipped with service pedestals for water, electricity and emergency equipment.