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MARKET REPORT: COLOMBIA Photo: Jaime Borda Fotografía Aerea of the country. Working with the government, the association raises awareness of the importance of sailing for sustainable development along the Caribbean coast. It collects, analyses and distributes information relating to the nautical industry, promoting and supporting the development of projects. A huge focus of its work is attracting foreign investment as it recognises that, without this, the country will be hard pushed to build facilities on its own. One industry observer notes: “The government of Colombia is now very involved in promoting nautical tourism development and is particularly active in international marketing. The only concern is that, when international vessels arrive, the quality marina infrastructure should be in place to greet them in order to avoid disappointment. In this industry, word of mouth is so important that timing of progress should be followed closely.” Marina offerings Cartagena is the marina mecca of Colombia. Marinas vary in size and accessibility, but the majority have all the modern facilities expected by the discerning international visitor. Club de Pesca de Cartagena has a total of 150 berths, 20 of which are reserved for international visitors. It has one berth available for a 100ft boat, three for boats up to 50ft and the remainder for boats of approximately 30 to 40ft. Services include a private boat ramp, potable water, electricity and waste disposal. Currently, a new dock with 20 berths is being constructed. Club Nautico de Cartagena boasts 100 berths for vessels of 40 to 120ft. A very popular marina, its average occupancy is 90-100%, with services that include potable water, electricity and WiFi. A restaurant and bar are currently under construction. Todomar CL Marina has two facilities in Cartagena comprising just 15 berths, although a project to construct a further 50 is under way. It has 150 drystack storage spaces and offers maintenance and service repairs. One marina is located in Bocagrande and the other – primarily a boatyard – in the Albornoz district of Colombia, 15 minutes from Cartagena by boat. The boatyard has a 50 ton boat lift and 12,000lb forklift. Eduardoño is the biggest boat builder in Cartagena, with marinas in two locations. One has 60 berths and the other 280, split between wet berths and drystack storage. The marina has plans to install an additional 120 wet berths. Another large marina in Cartagena is Marina Santa Cruz, a private marina not open to the public. It has 300 The long established Club de Pesca de Cartagena is a proven favourite for international visitors and has berths for large vessels. berths at 100% occupancy. It intends to expand its berth offerings, but space is proving problematic. Two smaller facilities in Cartagena are Manzanillo Marina Club and Nautica Integral Marina. Manzanillo has 20 mixed wet and dry berths, a 40 ton boat hoist, seven ton forklift and all modern services. Its average occupancy is 99%. Nautica Integral has 20 berths for boats up to 90ft with additional drystack storage for 130 boats. It owns a 10 ton hoist, has all modern services and enjoys an average occupancy of 90%. Elsewhere in Colombia Santa Marta Marina is Colombia’s newest marina. An Island Global Yachting (IGY) marina with 256 berths, it can accommodate four megayachts with a maximum length of 132ft. Services include electricity, water, WiFi, bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a pump-out station, restaurants, a fitness centre and a hotel, with apartment buildings under construction. The marina has an on-site port authority office offering immigration and customs services. www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2015 29

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