sochiThe first private yacht marina in Port Sochi, Russia opened for business today, courtesy of Russian industrial group Basic Element.

Located near the Olympic Park in Sochi, Imeretinskiy Marina has three rows of floating docks and piers capable of mooring up to 40 vessels of up to 45m in length and 7.8m draft including mono- and multi-hulls.

Superyachts of up to 120m can also dock in the secured port waters, while owners of motorboats and jet-skis can park their vehicles in a specially designated area in the marina.

Imeretinskiy Marina is set to be an exclusive waterfont development with up-to-date mooring equipment, dry dock and infrastructure facilities such as shops and restaurants.

Among the services available are 24/7 watch-keeping, boat cleaning, absentee yacht management, transportation by ferry to the marina and assistance with berthing. Each berth is equipped with energy supply systems as well as water supply.

The facility is part of the Imeretinskiy resort complex, which served as the main Olympic village during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Located within walking distance to the Olympic Park, the village accommodated almost 3,000 athletes during the Games and is now a residential area with more than 2,000 apartments and the yacht marina.

Andrei Elinson, Basic Element’s deputy head and managing director of Imeretinskiy, says the marina will be further expanded in line with the demand for berths.

“The facility meets international standards and offers wide range of services,” he says. “There will be more mooring equipment and services over the following years, the marina will be developed in line with the port’s reshaping program.”

Port Sochi Imeretinskiy, which shares the Black Sea waters with the marina, will operate as a cargo and a passenger port.