Villanova Grand Marina Partners With BWA Yachting

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 mult...

15th July 2010.
By Diane Byrne

Vilanova Grand Marina

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.


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Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she contributes to Super Yacht World, Superyacht Business, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association.
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