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Excellent startup of Marina Vela Barcelona

After a year since Marina Vela Barcelona has been open to the public, it presents excellent results showing a fast growth. Currently up to 80% of the berths are occupied, which is a great startup for a brand-new nautical complex in the heart of Barcelona. Marina Vela is located in an exceptional setting, next to the W Hotel and a few minutes away from the beach and the city centre, surrounded by first class equipment, sport centres and specialized companies in the marine sector. The marina, with the fastest access to the open sea of the city, has a capacity of 135 berths and a fully robotized and state-of-the-art dry stack marina for 222 vessels of up to 9 meters in length and up to 4 tons. The delivery of boats is done every 5 to 8 minutes and can be requested in advance for a specific time. This dry stack marina presents great features, it is one of the first in Europe with these characteristics and turns to be an important advance for the nautical sector, as well as a plus of comfort and safety for the customers. Marina vela has a firm commitment to protecting the environment and this dry-stack marina avoids the use of fossil fuels in the storage of the boats and minimizes the surface occupied both on land and in the sea.

In addition to the best infrastructure, Marina Vela Barcelona offers a wide variety of exclusive commercial and leisure services that have turned this enclave into a place of reference at an international level.

This summer season 2019, brand new restaurants were inaugurated, such as Port Vela, Velissima and Camping Mar – three modern restaurants with an elegant concept. Each one of the restaurants is specialized in different gastronomic offer. Velissima was born from the idea of creating a modern and elegant concept without losing the traditional essence of the Italian restaurant and osteria. Inspired by the beauty of the Amalfati Coast and Dolce Vita of the late 50s, designed by the renowned interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Velissima combined a new concept of restoration and lifestyle, immersed in the Mediterranean. Port Vela is a brewery with Mediterranean touch that combines a modern and warm decoration facing the sea. Specialized in traditional quality tapas, grilled and fresh fish, served on a large terrace overlooking Marina Vela. Camping Mar has opted for a simple offer, whose star is a very complete fixed menu, consisting of powerful pica-pica, followed by paella or fideuá. The food is served on a cosy terrace, on modern picnic tables, just next to the sea.

To complete its wide range of services, Marina Vela puts at your disposal its own dry dock, Barcelona Nautic Center, located only 50 meters away from the entrance. The dry dock provides a new travel lift for boats up to 160 tons, 14.000sqm of technical area, a 600sqm warehouse for indoor works, a 70-meter dock for afloat works and the best specialized professionals to accomplish all the maintenance and repair needs.

Marina Vela Barcelona is becoming a true lifestyle meeting point among the residents of Barcelona. During the year, a lot of interesting events took place inside its facilities, such as the 1st edition of the offshore regatta Marina Vela Golden Cup, leading automotive event of huge media impact, Barcelona Motor Days, and the 24th edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion Week, which was dedicated to a sustainable swimsuit fashion. During the Barcelona Boat Show 2019, Marina Vela kept up the tradition of organizing the annual event – Marina Vela Captains’ Party – and in spite of the bad weather, it had an outstanding success and a large number of visitors.