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Port Dénia Grows


For several years now, a stone throw away from Ibiza, Port Dénia has been growing as a homeport and a fully equipped refit facility for superyachts in the heart of the Costa Blanca (Spain). More and more yachts are now choosing Dénia for wintering, as well as a convenient spot to stay between charters. For the second time, Varadero Port Dénia’s team will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show, looking forward to meeting more Captains and helping them plan the months ahead. Though it is already late in the season, we are told there is still space in the marina and its shipyard to welcome a few more superyachts this winter.
Given the growing number of refit facilities for superyachts in Europe, we were keen to find out the reasons behind the success of Port Dénia. We asked Albert Morell, the marina and shipyard’s general manager for his views on the matter:
“For superyachts and megayachts looking for a place to carry out their maintenance or refits, we seem to be emerging as a shipyard offering something fresh on the menu. With all the different craftsmen and experts in our team, Port Dénia has most of the in-house skills a yacht could require. Then, compared to other better known places in the Western Mediterranean, such as the South of France, Tuscany, or even the shipyards in the Barcelona area, our location has proven to be an invaluable advantage:
First of all, we are the closest to Ibiza and the rest of the Balearic Islands, clearly one of the Mediterranean’s key destinations for yachting, which is also a destination where there is relatively limited choice of refit facilities and where berthing tends to be expensive.
Then, we are the most Western marina and shipyard with the capacity to welcome large yachts, which is particularly convenient for vessels crossing the Atlantic for a season in the Caribbean. Port Dénia is perfect place to stop on their way there or on their way back.
And last but definitely not least, Dénia itself and the region offer an amazingly good quality of life for Captains and crew (as well as their families) whilst being considerably more affordable than the more typical regions where yachts are accustomed to carry out winter works. The Costa Blanca is a holiday destination of its own. It is just not the most typical location where people would expect to find superyachts, which is particularly appealing to some owners wishing to keep a low profile, away from prying eyes, whilst the yacht is being serviced.”
Recently, “TPA” has become a buzz-word for shipyards in Spain, as an increasing number of large yachts and their owners seek the best deals for their refits. This convenience, specific to Spanish shipyards is not a new feature for Port Dénia, which has been used to facilitating this VAT exemption for its clients for 6 years.
Port Dénia’s experience speaks for itself. Amongst its recent projects, the shipyard can boast its appointment for the following refits:
  • M/Y TURQUOISE : 55 metre yacht built in 2011 by Proteksan Turquoise. Works included full vinyl wrap from white to “gun metal grey”, Caterpillar generators overhaul and engine maintenance.
  • S/Y SYLVIA : 44 metre vintage classic yacht built in 1925 by Camper & Nicholsons. Works included servicing of the teak hull, replacing various frames, interior carpentry work, rudder servicing and painting of her hull.
  • M/Y LUMIERE : 50 metre Benetti built in 1999. Works included a full overhaul of its MTU engines.
  • S/Y PAZ (previously ANDROMEDA LA DEA): 42 metre Perini Navi built in 1987. Works included a complete refit of her steel hull, her aluminium superstructure and her rigging.
  • M/Y IMPERIAL PRINCESS : 40 metre Princess yacht. Works included repairing the stern doors, the swimming platform, servicing the hull, the rudders, the stabiliser, broken shafts as well as upholstery works.
  • M/Y BANDIDO : A satisfied yacht returning for more works. The project included a complete paint refit as well as updating her stabilisers to 0 speed.

Port Dénia is equipped to be able to welcome some of the largest yachts in the world. The marina features a 138 metre berth (452 feet) which yachts can moor to alongside. Like on all berths, up to 1,000 Amps of shore-power can be supplied.
For more information on Port Dénia or to get a quote for repairs or maintenance, please contact info@portdenia.com or call +34 640 570 180.
You can also meet Port Dénia’s team at the Monaco Yacht Show on stand QAA23 on Quai Antoine Ier.
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MooringSpot, September 2016.
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