Porto Montenegro Begins Expansion Works

Porto Montenegro is the visionary marina and homeport that integrates full yacht and superyacht services with a vibrant waterfront village, in the heart of one of the Mediterranean's most picturesque nautical regions. Porto Montenegro is undertaking an important expansion plan, doubling the marina's available berths from 245 to 430. The expansion is planned to be completed by the summer of 2014.

Over the next two years, Porto Montenegro will complete phase two of its development, with 50 percent of the new berths for yachts up to 20 meters long, and 145 berths will be for yachts over 25 metres in length. Upon completion, Porto Montenegro will not only be one of the largest yacht havens in the Mediterranean, but with more than 50 of the new berths destined for yachts over 45 metres in length, it will also have one of the biggest superyacht capacities in the world.

The Montenegrin company “Yu Briv” has been awarded the tender for the second phase of construction in Porto Montenegro Marina. This includes both the expansion of existing jetties and the construction of additional wharves, with design by UK based Marina Projects, leading experts in the field of superyacht marina design.

“We are very pleased to award our marina expansion contract to one of the leading Montenegrin construction companies. We have had excellent cooperation with the leading Montenegrin construction company 'Yu Briv' in the past, and know they will deliver a world class quality marina, reinforcing Porto Montenegro as one the leading marinas in the Mediterranean,” said Porto Montenegro's Managing Director Oliver Corlette.

Tony Browne, Marina Director said: “The expansion of the marina is not only a testament of success for Porto Montenegro, it also confirms that the Adriatic has cemented itself as an exciting destination for yachts of all sizes and classes. The new berth mix will appeal to both ends of the yachting market, especially for the super and mega-yachts that will soon be supported by the new state-of-the-art maintenance and refitting facility”.

And works have officially begun on Porto Montenegro’s highly anticipated marina extension, which will take berth capacity from the current mix of 250, to 430 by the summer. Contracted to complete this 25 million euro extension is Montenegrin Company Yu Briv, who are following the designs of Marina Projects from the UK, leading experts in the field of superyacht marina design.

To satisfy increasing demand, an additional 170 berths will be built, ranging from 12 to 75 metres. The works will include the expansion of current Jetties 2 and 3 plus a new jetty parallel to Jetty 4. Meanwhile, the current fuel pump will be replaced by a new cutting-edge fuel station, located at the northern part of the new Jetty 5 which offers tax and duty free fuel at up to 45% cheaper than retail prices elsewhere in Europe.

After the success of the summer season, in which the marina operated at an average capacity of 102%, the marina expansion comes at no better time for the port.

The summer season was the marina's busiest yet, with a wait list of yachts to get in. The new berth mix will appeal to all ends of the market, but especially for super and mega- yachts which will soon be supported by a state-of-the-art maintenance and refit facility, explains Tony Browne, Marina Director of Adriatic Marinas.

The completion of these works will be another significant step for Porto Montenegro, firmly placing it as the leading marina for mega yachts in the Mediterranean. In turn, expansion of the marina will induce growth across the whole site, attracting further businesses to and generating more employment in the area, adds Tony Scholes, Construction Director of Adriatic Marinas.

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