OneOcean Port Vell has today announced the long-lease sale of its 160m berth on the marina’s Spanish Quay. The sale follows a €100m investment in the Barcelona marina by its UK parent company, Salamanca Group.
At 440m, Spanish Quay is the largest fixed superyacht berth in the world and is capable of housing the globe’s largest yachts.
Martin Bellamy, chairman of OneOcean Port Vell, commented, “Our decision to increase berth capacity at OneOcean Port Vell was driven by the escalating demand we have received for secure space in a location that owners enjoy. We believe that this berth sale is evidence of the strength of Barcelona as a superyacht destination and the trend towards more superyachts choosing to homeport in the Mediterranean.”
The new owner of the berth is able to use it as little or as much as they like until 2036, including use by friends, family and business partners. There is also the option for the owner to sublet the real estate.
Paul Cook, general manager at OneOcean, said, “Barcelona is such an up and coming area and the sale of this berth shows that owners wants to be here.
“We have had another superb winter with Barcelona becoming a choice destination for wintering. However, we have also had a brilliant summer with a 3623 per cent increase in the number of days that 100m-plus vessels have spent here. OneOcean Port Vell is increasingly becoming a 365 [day] marina.”
As well as the marina’s destination and facilities, Cook cites the marina’s servicing ability as a key attraction to homeporting at OneOcean. It is able to temporarily import non-EU flagged, non-EU owned and non-VAT paid vessels for VAT-free maintenance jobs.
Cook continued, “The phone has almost not stopped ringing since word of the sale has got out and we feel like this sale will serve as a catalyst for the sale of our remaining long-lease berths.
“We’ve only got 215m left of long-lease real estate and already have four interested parties, with one provisional contract having been sent out. I strongly believe that these spaces will go within the month.”
Reports have surfaced that the berth may have been purchased for use by 156m Dilbar, though these remain unconfirmed.
For more information, visit OneOcean Port Vell.