Superyacht focus for Málaga redevelopment
SPAIN: Island Global Yachting (IGY) is to expand further into the Mediterranean by introducing a new superyacht marina in Puerto de Málaga (right).
In partnership with Ocean Capital Partners, IGY is redeveloping the existing marina and infrastructure to serve the world’s largest superyachts, as well as other vessels seeking to enjoy the town’s convenient and vibrant location. IGY will be both an equity holder and the management and brand partner to the marina, and expects to start operation in spring this year. The marina will be known as IGY Málaga Marina.
Málaga’s strategic location east of Gibraltar offers the global superyacht fleet the perfect destination for private use or charter vessels. Well located to support vessels in the western Mediterranean, and an ideal winter haven with year-round berthing, it is also a convenient destination for vessels to prepare for trans-Atlantic crossings. Málaga Airport offers international flights and is just 20 minutes away.
The Málaga marina is the third in IGY’s western Mediterranean network, joining IGY’s purpose-built marina in Sète, south of France, and Porto Cervo Marina in Sardinia. IGY’s EVP of corporate development, Steve English, sees huge benefits in the new addition. “Over 500 IGY clients cruised near Málaga last year,” he says. “It is a tremendous destination that we are thrilled to welcome into IGY’s network.”
Managing partner of Ocean Capital Partners, José Luis Almazán added: “Málaga, with this new marina, will become a premium point of reference in the Mediterranean, at the same level of marinas located in New York, Miami and the Caribbean.”
Puerto de Málaga accommodates a range of vessels and is just steps to the heart of the city and its many attractions. Upon completion, it will accommodate vessels up to 100m (328ft), offering services and crew amenities that include 24-hour security at ISPS standards, fuelling, grey and black water pump-out, full vessel concierge, recycling, hazardous waste disposal and wireless internet. Guests can also expect to have access to dockside parking, as well as additional security measures such as upgraded lighting and CCTV. Captain and crew facilities will include a fitness centre, showers and changing facilities, and Wi-Fi equipped business centre. The adjacent beach offers a host of recreational opportunities within walking distance of the marina.
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