Marina Port Vell - Barcelona : New superyacht moorings available

Marina Port Vell - Barcelona

Marina Port Vell - Barcelona
Other names: Port of Barcelona
Introduction: The most ancient part of the port of Barcelona is currently being redeveloped to provide more mooring facilities to superyachts and megayachts in the centre of town’s waterfront, in state of the art marina facilities, from...
Towns close by: Tarragona, Mataro, Palamos, Roses
Neighbouring ports: Port of Barcelona / Port Olimpic / Port Ginesta / Port of Garraf / Vilanova Grand Marina / Port Forum / Puerto Tarraco
Latitude/Longitude: 41°22’34”N ; 2°11’12”E

General Information

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Town: Barcelona

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.


Approaches: The large town of Barcelona is easy to spot from a distance. Its large port stretches from North to South along part of the city centre, South of a long beach and the smaller Olympic Marina. The semi-circular or sail-shaped W Hotel is conspicuous and is not far North of the port entrance which leads to Marina Port Vell. A network of suspended cable-car towers over the city’s waterfront will help you locate the main port’s area. All yachts over 500 GT must be piloted in and out of the marina. This service is available at all times.

Port Capacity

Number of berths: 160
Smallest size: 10 m
Maximum size: 190 m
Depths: 8 m to 14 m
Power supply: 220 V – 380 V / 16 A, 32 A, 63 A, 125 A and 250 A.
Water supply: Fresh water supplied to all berths in the marina.
  • Multilingual staff
  • Local information & help-desk
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Travel and transfer arrangements
  • Pilotage services
  • Heliport arrangements
  • Customs and immigration paperwork clearance
  • Medical assistance within the marina
  • Extensive shipyard facilities in the Port of Barcelona (MB 92)

Concierge Services :

  • VIP travel assistance
  • Boat décor
  • Routine and specialised provisioning services,
  • Assistance with restaurant bookings and organising entertainment,
  • Crew training facilities nearby,
  • Personal care
  • And more generally all VIP, business and technical arrangements yacht owners and users may require.

Port Directory

Port Office – Marina Port Vell, S.A.U. :
Director : To be confirmed
Conceding Authority : Barcelona Port Authority
Dock-Master : Captain Anders Pehrson
Tel:  +34 93 484 23 00
Fax: +34 93 484 23 33
VHF 68
Official website :

The Area

Getting there (car, train, plane):

By car :
Marina Port Vell and La Barceloneta are located along the « Ronda del Litoral » which is one of the main dual carriage ways which crosses Barcelona, along its waterfront. This road is directly linked to the Autopista de Pau Casals to the South, and the Autopista del Mediterraneo to the North. The Ronda del Litoral cannot be seen or heard from Port Vell as it is underground. Marina users have access to the marina’s secured car park.
By train :
One of the advantages of being a large city like Barcelona is that there is an underground network (or subway) available to pedestrians. The closest station to the marina is « Barceloneta », on the L4 line. There is only one change to make to reach Barcelona Sants train station on the L5 line.
By plane :
The marina is approximately 30 minutes drive from Barcelona International Airport:
Take the motorway from Castelldefels, take the C-31 towards Barcelona-Port then merge onto B-10 Port and Ronda del Litoral. Take Exit 21 at Ciutat Vella.
By helicopter :
The company CAT Helicopters operates a heliport in the Port of Barcelona itself.


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