OneOcean Port Vell, the Mediterranean’s leading superyacht marina, delighted guests during its début as host of the MYBA Charter Show last month. This event drew over 1600 attendees and 56 yachts that participated, adding up to a total 2437.9 linear metres and 29,000 gross tonnes of yachts berthed at the marina – it was an unmissable event to start the Mediterranean charter season.
During the MYBA Charter Show, there were two successful competitions that brought more attention not only to the show and the stunning location, but also to the artistry and skill of those in the yachting community. The first, the Superyacht Chefs Competition, led to an inspirational display of dishes and tablescapes marked by originality and creativity. The second competition, titled Art in a Glass, showcased several beautiful entries, as well as the talents of their creators.
Yacht charter registrations for Barcelona and the Balearics grew significantly, by 12% and 22% respectively* in the run up to the MYBA Charter Show, thus cementing an anticipated charter increase in Barcelona and its neighbouring cruising grounds. Additionally, the success of OneOcean Port Vell’s first tenure as host of the MYBA Charter Show speaks to the strength of its facilities, staff, and location
Paul Cook, General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell commented ‘With only 10 months to organise, I am incredibly proud of the OneOcean Port Vell and MYBA team who delivered such a successful event. It was a privilege to host the array of yachts and calibre of attendees, and showcase Barcelona as a yachting destination. We are looking forward to hosting in 2018.’
*January to April figures compared to 2016. Figures according to ANEN (http://www.anen.es/el-mercado-nautico-continuan-creciendo-hasta-abril-878-las-matriculaciones-totales-de-embarcaciones-de-recreo-y-317-las-destinadas-al-charter/)
About OneOcean Port Vell (www.oneoceanportvell.com)
OneOcean Port Vell is Europe’s only superyacht marina of its scale to be located so centrally within a city and capable of berthing yachts up to 190 metres.
OneOcean Port Vell offers yacht owners and crew a full range of services including a business centre, crew lounge, gym and concierge. Concierge services include VIP travel, assistance with restaurant bookings and entertainment, personal care and all other lifestyle, business and technical arrangements.
OneOcean Club is a 150-cover restaurant and bar on site at OneOcean Port Vell open 7 days a week for members. The outside terrace offers an unrivalled oasis to enjoy an aperitif whilst admiring the yachts in the waters around you. Step out through the marina gates and you are immediately in the heart of the city.
An award-winning marina – OneOcean Port Vell won the “Global Project” award at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2015 and the Architizer Award for “World’s Best Marina Architecture 2016”.