Photo courtesy of Varador 2000 / Photo by Marga Cruz

Photo courtesy of Varador 2000 / Photo by Marga Cruz

Marian operator Varador 2000 has announced that Mataró Marina Barcelona is officially open for business. The new facility can accommodate 30 yachts ranging from 20m-50m.

Mataró Marina Barcelona is located only 15 miles north of Barcelona in the port of Mataró, the capital city of the Maresme region. Varador 2000, the marina operator, claims this is the only marina of its kind between the capital city of Catalonia and France.

In addition to on-water berths, the marina includes a training area where vocational training students from the Miquel Biada secondary school in Mataró can do practical studies for a diploma in ship maintenance. A sailing course for children will soon be starting up too, along with other initiates related to sailing and training.

Speaking at the opening ceremony Xiqui Mas, president of Varador 2000, said the new facility will play a decisive role in developing “tourism and sailing in the Maresme region”. Mas also pointed out that “the financial success of the marina is the financial success of the city, the region and the country. Our aim –he added– is to bring added value to the Catalonian nautical sector, encourage tourism and build wealth in the area”.

Mataró Marina Barcelona functions under administrative concession by the Ports of the Catalan Government. The site is equipped with the most up-to-date services to cater for the needs of these kinds of boats, and also has an amenities area with a sports zone, a leisure space for crews and an extensive service area.