For superyachts, Ibiza has always been something of a tease. Maximum desire, minimum availability. This summer, that is about to change. We are pleased to announce that a new marina, owned by Sovren House Group, opened on the 1st June and already has yachts over 60m enjoying the views over the old town and the quayside restaurants and bars.
Sovren Ibiza, the name for the new marina, encompasses the area formerly occupied by the marina Port Ibiza Town and the area of Duques de Alba, as well as a new showcase facility called Es Martell on the dock Darsena del Levante.
Stephen White, Founder and CEO, was awarded the concession last December and is extremely excited to be operational for the 2017 season, right in the beating heart of Ibiza Town. Stephen said “I am really excited to be operating in what is quite simply the best location in town. This marina is one of a kind in the Mediterranean and will have a very positive impact on the economy here in Ibiza. It has been a great pleasure to work together with the port authorities, the town hall and the Mayor and the other local business associations. I also look forward to collaborating over the coming years – as this is just the start. Right now, supply doesn’t meet demand for berths over 60m and we are about to change that dynamic.”
The Balearics and Ibiza are becoming increasingly popular as a cruising destination for megayachts and Sovren’s marina has the unmatched combination of 16 berths between 60 and 185 metres on the most radically chic island in the entire Mediterranean. With the acknowledged shortage of megayacht berths in the Mediterranean, Sovren Ibiza is a unique opportunity for both mooring and longer term leases.
Sovren Ibiza has CCTV surveillance, 24-hour active patrol and is compliant with IMO International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. Sovren’s team at the marina are on hand to make the mooring process as simple as possible and facilitate any requirements the guests may have. Next year Sovren will open a 600 square metre Flagship building at the Es Martell end of the marina. Currently the building has a viewing terrace with spectacular panoramas over the harbour, which is now open to the public.
In the past this part of the port, situated by the historic Dalt Vila (old town), was used as the main car ferry dock to the mainland, which led to congestion and pollution within this UNESCO world heritage site. A collaboration between the town hall, the port authority of the Balearics, the Ibiza port authority, the local business associations plus select yacht captains and experts led to the ferry dock being moved to the newly constructed cruise terminal near to the new outer port wall, paving the way for Sovren’s new development.
Ibiza is acknowledged as the epicentre of the summer social scene. The island has matured from the hippy chic party island into a sophisticated destination that combines natural beauty with an eclectically vibrant lifestyle. Direct flights are available to most major European cities and the short flight to Barcelona opens up global connections. Private jets can land at the airport less than 15 minutes away. Apart from the well-documented allure of Ibiza, all four main Balearic Islands are within easy reach.
Competitive mooring fees are available this summer and there is an introductory offer for yachts looking to have a long-term lease on a berth. Please contact them direct to find out more via BOOKINGS@SOVRENMARINA.COM
For more information about Sovren House Group, please visit: www.sovrenhousegroup.com
For any additional queries please contact:
Group Marketing Director
Sovren House Group,
Marina Barcelona 92,
Muelle Oriental , FT 2/02,
+33 6 89 53 95 85