With great pleasure, we want to present you one of the biggest and most important project in Montenegro – Porto Montenegro. This post is made in cooperation with Porto Montenegro.
“Yachts are getting bigger and bigger and people are complaining that they can’t find proper berths for them. That’s no problem in Tivat. It used to cater to warships.” Peter Munk, Chief Investor, Porto Montenegro
The number of large yachts under construction has more than tripled over the past ten years. Few marinas in the world can accommodate superyachts (vessels over 24 metres in length) let alone offer onshore provisions and crew services to complement the standards of the facilities found onboard. Porto Montenegro will aim to redress this issue by becoming the Mediterranean‟s most comprehensive nautical facility – the premier home port for all yachts, regardless of their size.
Borne out of the vision of its chief investor, Canadian businessman Peter Munk, Porto Montenegro‟s state-of-the-art marina utilises the existing infrastructure of the former Yugoslav naval facility upon which it is built. It will feature 630 berths for yachts, including the largest superyachts, and will provide the highest level of service and amenities for vessels of all sizes – including nearby dry-dock and repair facilities. In addition, the development will create a vibrant coastal community of waterfront residences, hotels and restaurants, shopping, water sports and leisure facilities.
But this is just a part of the story – the rest is the destination itself. Porto Montenegro lies within one of the world‟s most idyllic nautical playgrounds: the Bay of Kotor. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bay of Kotor is Europe‟s southernmost fjord and the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean. Its 100 kilometres of coastline twist inland from the open waters of the Adriatic on the southern edge of the Dalmatian coast. Rugged mountains rise from the shoreline, shielding the sandy beaches and medieval towns that cling to the waters‟ edge. With Venice and the Croatian archipelago to the north, Corfu and the Ionian Islands to the south and the eastern coast of Italy to the west, the bay also offers easy and direct access to some of the best cruising in the Mediterranean basin.
Porto Montenegro is a transformational development that is committed to its contribution towards the realisation of a new Montenegro. The development draws on Montenegro‟s great nautical attributes and will create a lasting, sustainable industry generating jobs, government revenues and investment opportunities.
“We are creating a visionary marina and homeport that will offer land-based services, facilities and amenities to captains and their crew that mirror the standards that guests would expect to receive on board.” Tony Browne, Marina Manager, Porto Montenegro
Featuring Spanish palms and granite stonework alongside its state-of-the-art moorings and provisions, Jetty 1 is an atmospheric promenade that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional
Prior to joining the founding team at Porto Montenegro, Marina Manager Tony Browne spent 10 years at sea as a yacht captain, personally sampling the highs and lows of the world‟s finest marinas and ports. “All too often, the services for the crew off the yacht didn‟t even half measure up to the facilities on them,” he says.
The thinking behind Porto Montengro is very different. The marina integrates full yacht and superyacht servicing capabilities with a vibrant waterfront village in the heart of one of Europe‟s most picturesque nautical regions. State-of-the-art operations extend from services essential to superyacht crew to leisure facilities geared to the whole community. The marina will also run a high-speed water taxi service along the coast and to and from the airport (Tivat, 7 km).
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What is it?:
A visionary marina village and yacht home port, designed to cater to the advanced needs of all yachts, their owners, guests and crew, with additional infrastructure for the largest yachts
Where is it?:
On a former Austro-Hungarian naval base within the coastal town of Tivat in the sheltered Bay of Kotor – a UNESCO World Heritage site
The Bay of Kotor is the deepest natural harbour in southern Europe, located on the southern end of the Dalmatian coast with direct access to the Adriatic
Chiefly financed by Canadian businessman, Peter Munk.
Additional founding investors include:
Lord Jacob Rothschild, Nathaniel Rothschild, Bernard Arnault, Oleg Deripaska, Sandor Demjan and Anthony Munk
The World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are investing in the upgrade of the local water, sewage, transport and electricity systems
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Within 2-3 hours flight time from all major European capitals, served by three international airports: Tivat (7 km), Dubrovnik (40 km) and Podgorica (80 km)
Planned no. of berths:
630 (130 for superyachts – vessels greater than 24m in length)
Waterfront promenade and residences, hotels, bars and restaurants plus leisure facilities including a sports complex, art gallery and nautical museum.
Nearby leisure facilities include golf, tennis, beaches, hiking, rafting and skiing
Soft opening of marina with 85 berths available took place in summer 2009. For summer 2010 marina has total number of 183 berths for yachts up to 100 meters in length. First residential building Teuta is completed with restaurants, delicatessen and boutiques located on the ground floor. Another 4 buildings will be completed over the course of the following year.
With courtesy of Porto Montenegro
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