The marina is scheduled to undergo a major redevelopment with C&N advising on the final marina design and services, with a long-term relationship envisioned in conjunction with the Camper & Nicholsons brand.
Ideally located as the first marina upon entering the Adriatic from the Ionian, Dukley Marina is already a popular stop-over for smaller yachts and superyachts due to its ease of access, exceptional service and spectacular setting on the Adriatic coast, adjacent to the ancient walls of the 3,500 year old town.
The marina’s transformation will include the addition of a substantial breakwater and a 60% increase in berth numbers, with an investment objective of positioning it as one of the most sophisticated marinas in the Mediterranean. The plans include high-end marina services, retail, restaurants, hospitality and residential, as well as green zones and public spaces.
Colin Kingsmill, head of sales and marketing for Dukley Marina, said “Camper & Nicholsons is widely regarded as the world’s oldest and most respected yachting brand and their experience in luxury marina development and operational excellence make them the ideal partner, as Dukley Marina begins its transformation into one of Montenegro’s finest yachting destinations.”
The immediate vicinity features an abundance of seaside promenades, beautiful beaches, cozy restaurants, boutiques and diverse nightlife. Day cruising and watersports abound, with unspoilt anchorages and beach clubs within minutes of the marina, with the celebrated 15th century island of Sveti Stefan only three miles away.
Kurt Fraser, sales and marketing director for C&N Marinas, added, “the redevelopment of Dukley Marina will help ensure Budva’s re-emergence as Montenegro’s premier tourist destination, featuring one of the finest experiential marinas and yachting destinations in the Mediterranean.”
Several additional projects are emerging under the Dukley brand, including a beach club, restaurant/lounge and residential offerings, with hotels in planning. The signature property, Dukley Gardens, is among today’s leading luxury residential developments in the Mediterranean. Situated on Zavala Peninsula in the heart of the Budva Riviera, this lushly landscaped waterfront site offers sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea and is connected to Dukley Marina by tender service and a host of complementary VIP services.