Construction has started on Porto Arsenal, a new 600-berth marina, on Sardinia’s Maddalena Archipelago.

The marina will have dedicated superyacht moorings as well as residential, retail and commercial facilities.

The Archipelago has been a national park since 1994 and the development has been carefully designed to protect the local environment.

Its developers say the marina will be the largest in Sardinia and will be open to visiting yachts as part of an initiative to promote eco-tourism in and outside the high season.

The exact number of dedicated superyacht berths is still to be decided.