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SUPERYACHT FACILITIES

SUPERYACHT FACILITIES Capo d’Orlando just prior to opening in July this year. Open for business in the southern Mediterranean Located on a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Italian island of Sicily, newly completed Capo d’Orlando Marina looks set to become a strategic port of call in the centre of the southern Mediterranean. Donatella Zucca reports Part of the tourist port network put together by MPN Marinas and managed by MP Network, Capo d’Orlando Marina opened its doors in July ready to offer a wide range of services to enhance an innovative berthing system and architect-designed buildings. First class infrastructure The marina was built by an ATI (a temporary business association) formed by Franco Giuseppe Srl of Roccella Jonica (Calabria) and local company Eurovega Costruzioni Srl. It covers a total area of 18.3ha (45 acres) and has 553 berths for vessels up to 40m (131ft) in length spanning out from two central piers in a deep water basin (3.5-5m/11-16ft). Designed and built by Ingemar, the concrete-decked main piers are 5m (16ft) wide and have been constructed using new-style continuous floating elements. These have a 60cm (24in) free edge and a high overload capacity to give easy access to all berths and for the use of electric vehicles. Ingemar installed 280m (919ft) of monoblock floating docks in 12.5 x 5m (41 x 16ft) reinforced concrete, polystyrene core modules. These are connected with semi-rigid joints and have central compartments for service networks. The berthing piers which are up to 150m (492ft) in length have discontinuous floats to ensure good water circulation. All floating structures are moored by tubular steel poles fixed into the seabed and special sliders that allow movement according to wave motion and tidal variations. All berths have fire extinguishers and Plus Marine stainless steel S700L dockside pedestals with an E-power electricity and water accounts system. All utilities can be controlled remotely from the marina office and by mobile, PC and tablet via a Smart Cloud system. A pump-out station and a fuel dock, capable of delivering up to 300 litres of fuel per minute, are also on site. The marina is complemented by a boatyard with a mechanical workshop and wide ranging services including carpentry, anti-osmosis treatment, glass fibre and composite vacuum machining, rigging, electronics, onboard bodywork, upholstery etc. The yard, with 6,500m² (69,965ft²) of open space and 1,500m² (16,146ft²) of covered area, is used for winter storage for sailboats, catamarans and motorboats up to 35m (115ft) and also offers a dry-port with 48 berths for motorboats up to 7m (23ft). Visitors can browse shops, bars and restaurants along a 3,000m (9,842.5ft) long quayside promenade whose Rendering of the Ingemar pontoon layout. 40 www.marinaworld.com - November/December 2017

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