Ayia Napa Marina berthing facilities open for trial period

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Ayia Napa Marina launched the first phase of its project on Wednesday unveiling berthing facilities and related services for a trial period before officially opening.

The completed areas of the marina can host approximately 600 yachts in wet and dry storage.

Ayia Napa Marina CEO Stavros Caramondanis said wet slips can accommodate boats up to 65 metres in length, while a specially designed 4 level Dry Stack storage facility is available for yachts up to 10 metres in length.

To ensure a hassle-free experience for yacht owners, Dry Stack Services will offer innovative facilities based on the three pillars of knowledge-quality-speed.

The yacht berthing and service system comply with the most up-to-date specifications for luxury marinas.

For all yachts of 30 metres in length or less, fingerstyle birthing and all related services will be provided, while every yacht owner can enjoy analytical information at any time about water, power and fuel consumption from their mobile phone or PC.

“Today, the marina opens for trial operations under real conditions. The purpose of this pilot procedure is that of establishing the smooth functioning of the marina in practice and to effectively resolve any possible problems and/or difficulties that may arise while correcting any faults in its construction and/or operation,” said Caramondanis.

He added: “We must note that during the pilot operation, we will only be accommodating yachts from the Republic of Cyprus, which have received a special invite. The Marina is not open to the general public.”

Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos voiced his enthusiasm about the ambitious project slowly nearing completion, standing as a benchmark not only for Cyprus, but for the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean, and facilitating Ayia Napa’s goal of becoming the best tourism retreat in the Mediterranean.

Located between the beaches of Ayia Thekla and Makronissos, Ayia Napa Marina will offer 190 spacious luxury apartments in two towers, 29 luxury villas, a marina with significant mooring capacity and world-class facilities for 600 yachts, a shipyard, and a series of select shops and restaurants offering top-class services and amenities for those living in, and visiting, the marina.

Billionaire Egyptian investor Naguib Sawiris in 2017 launched the €300 mln project in partnership with Cypriot entrepreneur Stavros Caramondanis.

Construction work at the Ayia Napa Marina is moving ahead with the entire project expected to be completed in 2021, but the marina will begin operations sooner.

The project, developed by ΜΜ Makronisos Marina and contracted to Terna AE of Greece, will include commercial and residential property of 30,000 sqm and employ 800 people during the construction phase, hiring a further 200 people for its operation.