NCP Marina Mandalina is the first marina in Croatia with a special area equipped exclusively for mega yachts. Development of the marina started in 2006 by setting three piers with 180 standard berths. The marina project has been developing comparatively with the development of marina itself and with the expansion of the concession area. With a final built stage the marina has 450 berths, of which 80 berths can accommodate vessels from 25 to 80 meters in length. In construction of the marina it was used the most modern technology and equipment. Most of the equipment was for the first time installed in Croatia, so we have a good reason to say that this is certainly marina with the best overall technical equipment on the Adriatic. In 2011, during the construction, marina was awarded with the prestigious 5 anchors by evaluation from the British Association of the marinas.
Marina was built in naturall and quite well protected aquatorium of Šibenik port. The biggest challenge of the project was the great depth and layout for anchoring piers and large vessels. Total of 8 floating piers were formed mainly from Heavy Duty concrete pontoons type M3315HDS with a width of 3 meters, which sets a new standard in the development of marinas in Croatia. Used as protection from south and as a natural dam towards Šibenik shipyard the south pier is formed from breakwater elements type 3820BRS. From the same elements were formed T protective breakwaters at the end of pier. Weighing 40 tons and with a width of 4 meters the seventh pier in front of the main reception, was formed from breakwater elements type M4320BRK, partly to protect southern part of the marina from the northern and western winds and partly to provide a safe berth for 32 vessels up to 35 meters, on both side of the pier. Out of these heavy elements it was built a north breakwater, that way protecting the aquatorium of the marina from the northern and nortwestern winds. In total, 8 piers were formed out of 94 Marinetek concrete floating pontoons.
The depth at the end of piers is from 25 to 28 meters and the average depth in the marina is more than 15 m. Because of the great depth, for the first time on the Adriatic it is used Seaflex anchor element. A total of 164 Seaflex anchor elements holds all piers in place with exceptional security and stability, even during strongest wings, with minimal lateral shifting.
Likewise, due to a great depth, in the southern part of the marina is not used usual quarter mooring or Mediterranean anchoring system with two anchor rope per bow. With piers we installed 150 steel fingers forming so called “boxes” for two vessels. All vessels in the marina have their right spot, they do not touch each other, and the mooring is secured by stern to pontoon and with bow on finger. The access to vessel is enabled through the stern and over the side. No more dirty and shelfish bow moorings which need to be tightened at the bow. Now the access to the vessel is easy for even the most inexperienced skippers, no tangle of ropes to other keels, or in your own rope with propeller when docking or leaving the pier…..Maintenance of the mooring equipment is simple and marina crews and yacht users are very satisfied with this kind of solution.
Supply of electricity and water is secured for each berth with appropriate connectors. Rolec (UK) and Plus Marine (Italy) service cabinets provide enough energy for each vessel. Electricity supply is organized according to consumption for each connection, with prepaid system. Terminals with the three phase current from 63 to 600 Amp are provided in the northern part of the marina. The bearing capacity of steel bollard on the shore is up to 250 kN, and along the northern breakwater is set pump out system for discharging of waste water from the vessels.
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