Marina Port Vell is located in the northern part of the large Port of Barcelona. As it names indicates, it is the city’s « Old Port », located near its centre, just West of Barceloneta. However this old port is being redeveloped to meet the standards of modern yachting and provide a new home for superyachts and megayachts, in the heart of Barcelona.
This redevelopment project is currently taking place and is gradually unveiling state-of-the-art facilities. It involves extensive cosmetic and structural work which will give the marina the capacity to welcome yachts up to 180 metres. Every detail has been thought through to provide yacht-owners and crew with luxury comfort, security, and high-standard support services. Marina Port Vell is also ISPS certified which is nowadays a growing requirement for the world’s largest yachts.
Marina Port Vell’s old layout only provided yachts with alongside moorings on Moll d’Espanya, the long quay located to the West. One of the features of the new port layout, is the creation of more space for the larger yachts by removing eight pontoons which were destined to smaller units and replacing them with only three piers which will house yachts from 5 m to 30 m. The new space created will enable yachts from 25 m to 70 m LOA to moor on Moll de la Barceloneta, and yachts from 40 m to 95 m to moor on Moll de Pescadors, just by the marina's office building.
Port Vell is Barcelona’s oldest port for many good reasons. It is in very accessible reach of town’s centre (half a mile from Barcelona’s cathedral), it is naturally sheltered from winds to the East by Barceloneta, and it is extremely deep, which throughout time made it possible for all sizes of ships to moor there. With depths ranging from 9 m to 14 m and no airdraft restrictions, this marina is an ideal home the largest sailing yachts which cannot necessarily find berths everywhere due to their long draft.
There is so much Barcelona has to offer to berth users with a wealth of attractions and cultural landmarks to be visited. It is one of the largest coastal cities in the Western Mediterranean. It is the capital city of Catalonia, which economically rivals with Madrid. Barcelona is one of Spain’s prime tourist destinations easily accessible from all over Europe.
Cruising from Barcelona, there are many destinations within your reach. Of course, Mallorca and the Balearic islands are only a 100 Nautical Miles South, but even closer along the Costa Brava where you will find a variety of places to anchor for week-end and day outings.