Docking at a marina is more than just the equivalent of finding a parking space. Especially for a megayacht owner, crew, and guests, it’s about receiving a certain level of service. With that in mind, Vilanova Grand Marina (above) has signed a multi-year agreement with BWA Yachting.
BWA Yachting will provide concierge services such as provisioning and jet/helicopter rental, but also other essential services for the guests of the marina, which is located in Vilanova i la Geltrú, about 35 minutes outside of Barcelona. These include assistance with yacht clearances, custom and immigration procedures, berth reservations, bunkering, banking transactions, and itinerary planning.
To provide a more hands-on relationship, BWA Yachting will open an office at the 49-slip Vilanova Grand Marina, which accommodates superyachts to 80 meters (262 feet). According to the marina’s management team, it has enjoyed a 60-percent occupancy rate since opening in April 2009, and Spain is increasingly growing as an off-season destination. To that point, the marina also has a refit and repair yard on site, and BWA Yachting can assist with freight services.