Cyprus is about to open yet another Marina, this time at a resort better known for its hedonistic party lifestyle. At 300m euros this is no novelty, but an attempt to breathe new life into the area. There have already been substantial marina developments at Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos and of course the 5 star Karpaz Gate in the Turkish Northern sector of the island.
This new marina will offer a total of some 600 berths for yachts and superyachts up to 65m (213ft). The 220-berth dry stack will be able to accommodate yachts up to 10m (33ft).
According to a Cyprus Property News report, the marina’s administration building, boatyard facilities, government services for such as customs, police port and medical and port officials, have all been completed and meet the necessary certifications required. The substantial breakwater that protects the whole facility is also finished.
The marina project was developed in a joint venture between Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian billionaire entrepreneur associated with the diverse Orascom group, and local businessman Stavros Caramondanis. He is the CEO of MM Makronisos Marina, the company which secured the concession to operate the marina over the next 30 or so years.
Caramondanis was quoted in the Cyprus Property News report as saying: “At the pace with which works are proceeding, Ayia Napa Marina will soon become a reality for both residents and visitors, promoting an upgraded and modern way of life close to the sea, combined with functionality, comfort and luxury. We are proud to see construction works underway at such a fast pace, as our vision becomes reality, day-by-day.”