Port Ginesta: new base for catamarans and test center for the Bénéteau

Port Ginesta, the sports marina located to the south of Barcelona, launched last October the extension and improvement of its new boat dock ramp that will now allow to dry docking catamarans up to 20 meters in length.

Port Ginesta has acquired from Boat Lift a self-supporting amphibious hydraulic car with the capacity to lift dry docking catamarans of up to 45 tons displacement and 12 meters beam. With this, Port Ginesta is positioned as the first marina in Spain to have facilities fully adapted to provide an exclusive service to all types of multihulls.

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“With this service intended exclusively for multihulls, Port Ginesta has become the first center in Spain capable of assisting this type of vessel,” said Port Director Maribel Sánchez-Cortés at the presentation ceremony.

The Port Ginesta master-harbour, Rodrigo de Febrer, stressed, “The new ramp allows us to offer a total dry dock service, from painting to cleaning, going through refit and repair, mechanics or wintering of small and large sailing and motor catamarans”.

Port Ginesta, with its 1,442 moorings for boats from 7 to 30 meters in length and more than 75 companies installed in it, is the largest sports marina in Spain. It has all the services as well as a covered and uncovered dry dock, a paint booth, a 75-ton travel-lift, and an 8-ton crane, as well as a 24-hour crew service, laundry, fuelling, and Wi-Fi.

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International sea trials base

During the month of October, Port Ginesta has experienced an intense activity in the test base that the Bénéteau Group has in this marina, where it has numerous moorings for sailing and motor monohulls and multihulls such as the Oceanis 40.1, the Oceanis Yacht 54, or motor models such as the GT36 or the Flyer 9, the Antares 11 and the GT 32, among others.

This year, however, two more brands of the French group, Lagoon, and Excess, have also chosen to hold their test days at the base, both for public and for specialized media.

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The Excess brand exhibited at the base the new Excess 11 (nominated for the European Yacht of the Year 2021) and the Excess 12 and Excess 15 models. Lagoon, meanwhile, landed with seven formidable models: the Lagoon 40, 42, 46 and 50 and the largest in the range represented by the Sixty 5, Seventy 7, and the Seventy 8 motor catamaran.

(Port Ginesta: new base for catamarans and test center for the Bénéteau – Barchemagazine.com – November 2020)