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Club de Mar works get started

The transformation work  began recently on the €60m upgrade to Club de Mar Marina in Palma de Mallorca.. The project, due to start last year is currently the largest on a public space within the marine recreational sector in Spain using private capital.

The club has a 625-berth marina that can accommodate superyachts of over 100m. The project has already secured the approval of APB (the Balearic Islands Port Authority) and Puertos del Estado, the Spanish national ports association.As part of the development, the club has gained a 24-year extension to its concession of the site.

The key objective of this huge project is to integrate Club de Mar Mallorca with the city of Palma in a more open way, and will expand its range of services for the local recreational boating market. Borja de la Rosa said that the administrative challenges have been fraught with problems, and has taken 3 years since the initial approval of the plans.

The project will include a new superyacht dock that will be able to berth four yachts from 136m-170m (447ft-558ft) and beams up to 24m (79ft) wide. This will be the largest single facility of its type in Spain. It is estimated that some 500 direct and indirect jobs will be created by the project.

The project will be undertaken by FCC Construccion and the Vias de Obras Publicas (VOIPSA) organisation. The anticipated completion date is the summer of 2022.