Members of Andalucía’s thriving nautical community are preparing for a show dedicated to all things maritime to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo (pleasure marina) and the Real Club Marítimo de Marbella.
Organisers hope that the event—which will run from May 20th to 22nd—will become an annual gathering that strengthens the town’s links to the sea, and in so doing become an attraction in its own right.
The occasion will start with an opening ceremony at noon on May 20th at the Real Club Marítimo de Marbella, where a boat show will be held for three days. To add excitement to the opening, an emergency services drill will be held in the marina where the public can see various rescue organisations put through their paces. Several sporting activities are planned for May 21st and 22nd, from kayak fishing to boating, and paddle surfing to sailing. All profits from inscriptions for the events will be donated to the Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Infantil (CADI) charity.
On the final day there will also be the opportunity to view a selection of stunning underwater images that will be displayed on the terraces of the marina.
This maritime event is expected to raise the profile of Marbella’s nautical offering and will come just a few days before the resort hosts a national symposium for the Puertos Deportivo of Spain. Representatives from marinas around the country will join sailing industry professionals to discuss ways to further develop and energise the sector throughout the country.
Maritime economic boost for the Costa del Sol
Events such as these are of particular importance to Marbella and the Costa del Sol, where marinas have long played an important role within the tourism industry. The star of local yacht harbours is the glamorous Puerto Banús, but other marinas, like charming Puerto Cabopino and Estepona port, not only provide berths and nautical services, but are also highly desirable areas in which to purchase a villa or apartment. They provide a focal point for shopping, dining, entertainment and of course owning a home.
Should you wish to buy a property near one of the Costa del Sol´s marinas please contact us. Not only do we have a fine selection of villas and apartments for sale in all areas, but our yachting division can also source berths and act as a yacht brokerage.