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Monaco boosting marina capacity at home and in Italy

Monaco boosting marina capacity at home and in Italy

By David Robinson

IBI Plus

By 2025 Monaco will expand its marina capacity with a new small facility in Monaco and the redevelopment of the Cala del Forte marina in Ventimiglia. The latter is the first such move to ease the increasing pressure on Monaco’s two main ports and some €85m is being invested in the project.

The smallest of the two marinas will be a new 30 berth facility which is part of the €2bn, 6ha waterfront reclamation project started last year and due for completion in 2025. This is located just to the east of Port Hercule and in addition to the marina, it will also provide much needed space in increasing residential area.

According to the project schedule, the marina is set to be delivered in 2024. At present it is not known what size of yachts will be able to be accommodated. The whole waterfront expansion is being developed by S.A.M. L’Anse du Portier/Buoygues Travaux Publics; the consortium which won the competitive tender in 2013.

As to Cala del Forte it is the first marina across the Italian border in Ventimiglia and its going through a total redevelopment which when completed means it will offer 171 berths between 6-60m(19.7-197ft).

Gian Battista Borea d’Olmo, Directeur Général, Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco told IBI: “The whole investment figure is just short of €85m, which is composed of €32m buy the Cala Del Forte SrL concession; and approximately €53m to complete the construction of the harbour.”

He added: “The construction schedule for Cala del Forte anticipates that all maritime works should be finished by July 2018, and that the land-based works (including all commercial areas) shall be delivered by August 2019.”

A number of the berths at Cala del Forte will be for sale. D’Olmo added: “A certain number of them shall be dedicated for yachts in transit. The large majority of the berths available for sale shall be between 8.5m and 60m. The sales representation has been assigned to this company by the Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire for its professional competence. Monégasque Companies normally do not choose their collaborators at the bar.

He continued: “The harbour will be open to any yacht owner or berth buyer. Of course there will be a natural synergy with Monaco Harbours via our reservation centre. Prices shall be disclosed solely to qualified clients wishing to purchase a berth for their yacht. The layout of the marina was overseen by engineering companies nominated by the Monégasque Government.”

In addition to the 171 berths it is planned to have a shipyard, around 400 parking spaces, and some 3,00m2 of commercial space. Also various projects improving access to the marina will be undertaken.

A presentation of the project was made this week by Cala del Forte CEO,  Mr Aleco Keusseoglou, at the second Yachting Cluster Monaco Rendezvous.

A presentation of the project was made this week by Cala del Forte CEO,  Mr Aleco Keusseoglou, at the second Yachting Cluster Monaco Rendezvous.