Works have officially begun on Porto Montenergo's highly anticipated marina extension, which will take berth capacity from the current mix of 250, to 430 by next 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 12-75m.
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 where the marina operated at an average capacity of 102%, the marina expansion comes at no better time for the port. The summer season was our busiest yet, with a wait list of yachts to get into the marina. 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 & 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.