Porto Montenegro expands facilities

Fri Jan 20 2012, 16:05 PM

Marina to increase mooring capacity from 185 to 455 berths alongside the construction of a repair and refit facility in cooperation with Adriatic Shipyard Bijela

Porto Montenegro marina has plans to expand its mooring capacity with the construction of 270 berths for yachts up to 100m (328ft) in length.

Located in Bay of Kotor, near Tivat city, the marina currently has 185 berths ranging from 12m-50m (39.3ft-164ft). The expansion project will enable the marina to allocate a total of 455 boats, with 50 new berths reserved for vessels over 45m (147.6ft) and up to 100m (328ft).

Works are scheduled to begin in October this year to be fully operational by winter 2013/2014.

In addition, Porto Montenegro has teamed up with Adriatic Shipyard Bijela to develop a repair and refit facility in the Boka Bay.

Planned in two phases, the refit and maintenance facility will occupy a 2.5 hectare site provided by ASY Bijela. The project, worth €14m, will see the construction of a concrete platform, offices, concrete piers carrying a travel lift, as well as the refurbishment of the existing 170m concrete pier. A second phase of development will include the purchase of a floating dock and expansion of the platform. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2012.

Commenting on the investment, marina director Tony Browne says: “The expansion of the marina is not only a testament to the success of Porto Montenegro, it also confirms the Adriatic has firmly cemented itself as an exciting destination and home port for yachts of all size and class.”

Porto Montenegro has also started a partnership with Regent Hotels and Resorts to build a 5-star boutique hotel. Branded as Regent Porto Montenegro, it is due to open by May 2014.