Port Denarau Marina Expansion
Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Dredging has started at Port Denarau Marina in Fiji to increase depth from 3.5 meter to five meter MLWS to allow deep draft superyacht and small cruise ship access. This project has been commissioned by the Government of Fiji in support of this growing tourism industry.
Supported by the Government of Fiji, Port Denarau Marina will expand the superyacht marina to provide an additional three 50 meter and four 30 meter berths for the 2012 season. The last three years have seen exciting developments for the superyacht market in Fiji with an increase in arrivals and length of stay. Internationally there is also an increased interest in Fiji as a superyacht charter destination with the introduction of new legislation called the Super Yacht Charter Decree. Fiji is fast becoming the superyacht hub of the South Pacific with Port Denarau Marina positioning itself as the main port for operations.
Once complete, Port Denarau Marina will have 15 specialist superyacht berths in total, comprising of one @ 78m LOA, six @ 20m LOA and 21 @ 18m LOA. The new berths will be installed and in operation by May 2012.