Dockwalk is proud to relaunch Superports, our definitive, global guide to marinas capable of accommodating superyachts. Our fully searchable database includes enhanced and updated listings, and we now feature more marinas than ever before.
Such has been the rate of expansion of the marina sector which has aimed to keep pace with the thousands of superyachts that have been built over the past few years, Superports now lists nearly 700 marinas, including 50 brand-new properties. There are often waiting lists in popular spots so researching your next superyacht berth is more important than ever.
Amongst the many marina expansions, redevelopments and new facilities that we discovered whilst researching Superports, those at Porto Montenegro, Port Vell, Barcelona and Cala del Forte, Ventimiglia, plus the Philippe Starck-designed Port Adriano in Mallorca are all impressive examples.
Taking care of the environment is now a primary factor in any new marina development. Leonardo Cavalli, managing partner of One Works, designers of the new Cala del Forte, explains how to win approval: “Our approach has always sought to enhance the mutual opportunities that infrastructure such as marinas and urban developments create. The synergy between these two elements is the opportunity we must seize to ensure that the economical and social value, as well as general interest from the surrounding community, can continue to grow, especially when it comes to marinas. And Starck states of his design for Port Adriano: “A port is a village where the piers are the streets – we should be able to enjoy pacing them. So I minimised the ruptures between the water and the land, using sober materials, evoking the nautical universe. I wanted to unveil the truth of the harbour.”
Another consequence of the growth in superyacht marinas is that as so many new facilities have been built in the Western Mediterranean, we have split this area into two regions – west and east of the Oceanographic Museum landmark in Monaco.
Superports is a practical guide for captains and will also appeal to yacht owners and charter guests, who will be able to pick up some local area inspiration from our new destination guides. Here are links to guides for our 10 key Superports regions: Northern Europe, West Mediterranean (West of Monaco), West Mediterranean (East of Monaco), Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Asia, Florida, Central America & Bermuda, Caribbean & South America, West Coast America, East Coast America, and Pacific Rim.