Pelindo Properti Indonesia (PPI) has appointed Catalano Shipping Indonesia (CSI) as its Superyacht Service Partners for the new superyacht marina in Benoa, Bali.
The new facility, Benoa Marina, which has enjoyed a busy soft-opening in 2019 with its 75-metre southern berth open for business since mid-June, is expanding to provide multiple berths for yachts up to 75m.
Originally developed as a passenger ship terminal, Catalano Shipping Indonesia began to berth 50- to 60-metre superyacht clients in Benoa Marina on the new floating dock which has water and shore-power facilities. This led to PPI approaching CSI to handle its marketing, bookings and services for all yachts with a common goal of providing a superyacht-specific marina facility for the first time in Indonesia.
Richard Lofthouse, managing director of CSI, said, “This is a fantastic development not only for Catalano Shipping Indonesia but for the superyacht industry in Indonesia.
“Benoa Marina has been reconfigured based on our suggestions to make sure we can accommodate as many mid- to large-sized superyachts as possible. With the south dock we opened in June, we have had close to 100% occupancy for the last six months of yachts 50 metres and above. It is really encouraging.”
Catalano Shipping Indonesia is the newest office of the well-known Agents by Catalano group from the Mediterranean, which includes CSS Monaco and Pesto Sea Group among others. It is the first multi-national yacht agency to open in Indonesia, a result of growing superyacht interest and improved infrastructure in the world’s largest archipelago.
Benoa Marina expects to have the dock area fully operational by early 2020 with up to 6 berths for 30- to 60-metre yachts.