Marina: Porto Mirabello For superyachts and gigayachts
Inaugurated in September 2010 Porto Mirabello represents Italy’s unique example of a marina built like an artificial peninsula on the water. It sports a surface area of 40,000 square metres in a water basin measuring 270,000 square metres which does not alter the coast, while adding value to its nautical vocation. The site was built in full compliance with environmental norms safeguarding nature and wildlife. It is for this very reason it has been awarded Bandiera Blu 2016 Approdi Turistici recognition. Porto Mirabello exploits its sheltered geographic position, is well protected by the La Spezia Gulf and by the Tino and Palmaria islands and by a 620 metre breakwater. For most of the year it represents a safe cruising area. It is an ideal place to start from inasmuch as some of the most fascinating tourist spots in the north and central Tyrrhenian Sea are within easy reach from there like Montecarlo, Corsica, Elba island and Sardinia. The marina has been built to offer high quality services, state of the art solutions, heaps of space, easy access and undivided attention to all high end users’ needs and requests in addition to a vast selection of outdoor/indoor activities. The marina is well connected to La Spezia via a lovely foot bridge open only to pedestrians. It sports 407 berths on 60 year leases starting from 12 metres. 100 berths are destined to superyachts up to 130 metres. It is an ideal place for superyachts, placed in a high standing, prestigious eco friendly environment, further enhanced by nearby sea port towns such as Portovenere, Lerici, Le Cinque Terre and last but not least Portofino, that are laden with historical value and natural beauty. The heliport and 35 metre wide berths for megayachts is proof enough of the exclusivity of the marina itself with a 24/7 conciergerie highly qualified technical staff and security personnel. There are more than thirty shops and a wellness centre on the premises, a gym, several wine bars, pubs and restaurants for a total of eleven. An exclusive English Pub and a 25 metre swimming pool complete the picture.
Before the end of the year there will be 15 luxury suites available offering a magnificent 360° view over the Gulf of La Spezia. Porto Mirabello’s vocation to serve super and megayachts has paid off with the presence of great yachts like Main a 65 metre Codecasa owned by Giorgio Armani, or the three masted Maltese Falcon Perini Navi’s 89 metre and many Oceanco, Lürssen, Feadship yachts as well as Benetti, Crn, Baglietto and Sanlorenzo. Some of them are regular clients, and of the marina shipyard. “We’re currently optimizing the main Quay – says Alessandro Menozzi, CEO and promoter for Port Mirabello – in such a way as to dedicate it entirely to gigayachts, this translates into 17 berths from 60 to 140 metres which tie up stern to and not alongside. The area is benefitting from a redefinition: “Green”. Palm trees highlight one side, with also a variety of plants along the street. We’ve therefore created a security zone accessible only to badge possessors. The Megayacht Quay will be installed with what the management team calls Sky Stairs. It is a stairway which will be leading directly from Quayside to the terrace situated at the Poet’s Lounge, which is an exclusive barbecue area open to captains coming from client megaychts. Golfo dei