Around 275 homes, One&Only’s highest category hotel, a yacht club created by famed designer Andrew Winch and a 238-berth Marinetek marina are among first-class ingredients that combine to create the unrivalled menu for Portonovi Resort Village. Marinetek delivered this superbly crafted Mediterranean marina by meeting complex schedules and, according to the client, exceeding high expectations in terms of quality products and intelligent design input.Set amidst a landscape of scenic mountains and clean blue waters yet less than an hour’s drive from international airports in Dubrovnik and Tivat, Montenegro’s new luxury tourist destination has risen up from disused reclaimed land over the past two years to become a new icon for picturesque Boka Bay. The new Marina Portonovi – designed by UK-based Marina Projects and built by Marinetek in just one year from contract to completion – also makes it one of the largest nautical destinations in the Mediterranean and a seasonal hot-spot for superyachts.
Marina has a total of 238 berths for yachts with length from 7 to 70 meters, within a closed basin, with the possibility of accepting yachts of up to 120 meters in length on the outer breakwater. The wide range of different sizes of boats was additional requirements that Marienetek NCP had to answer, and considering our long experience in over 60 similar projects in Croatia and more than 30 in the entire Mediterranean Sea, this was not a big problem for us.
Most of the yachts have berths by floating pontoon jetties. Boats up to 15 meters long has mooring berths by Marinetek fingers, while for larger yachts we offered a standard Mediterranean mooring system. Several types of standard Marinetek pontoon elements have been used for the construction of pontoon jetties, from the largest Super Yacht pontoons of 4 meters in width to 45 tons, up to the latest All-Concrete Heavy Duty pontoon that are 2.5 meters wide. All pontoon elements are jointed by semi-flexible coupling sets with rubber shock absorbers and steel bolts which with the precise design of the elements themselves provide long life time with minimum maintenance operation.
The entire marine aquatorium is protected by solid breakwaters on concrete pilots in order to preserve the natural circulation of the sea through the marina. The entrance to the marina is set up towards the east, or towards Tivat. As an additional protection from the waves, a 180 meter long floating breakwater was built in front of the entrance, made of the Marinetek M5300BRK elements that are 5 meter wide. All concrete pontoon elements were manufactured at the Marinetek NCP production plants in Šibenik, loaded into the floating barge with its own cranes and transported to the construction site in Montenegro. Acceptance of total of 67 pontoon elements with all additional equipment, installation and anchoring all piers with the Seaflex system, as well as the installation of the mooring system for yachts, Marinetek has performed with its installation team, specially certified for Seaflex anchor systems. We also delivered 11 access bridges, 20 km or 11 tons of rope and almost 40 pallets of additional equipment, that are mostly produced by Croatian manufacturers.
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