Marina Bizerte, a New Mediterranean Marina

Morley Yachts appointed as central agent for the sale of berths

Guaranteed to be completed by May 2011, sales of some 900 berths in a new purpose built luxury marina on the Tunisian Mediterranean coastline are underway with French based Morley Yachts newly appointed as central sales agent for berths inside the complex.

The financial benefits of a buying one of the 900 berths inside Marina Bizerte are competitive, with the annual cost for the duration of the 50 year lease 12 times cheaper than the cost of a similar mooring in Antibes. Furthermore, the fuel costs in Tunisia are roughly 50% lower than European prices. VAT breaks from moving a yacht outside the European Union, provide further significant savings to owners looking to moor their yachts in Tunisia. One Captain of a 57 m yacht said “with the cost savings the owner will make, he can put the senior crew on rotation and still be way ahead.”

Marina Bizerte is well positioned in the heart of the Mediterranean, allowing quick passage to many key yachting destinations. Local cruising opportunities along the beautiful and still mostly untouched Tunisian coastline are abundant. The country has year-round sunshine, and being further south, mostly better weather than France or Italy at the beginning and end of the summer. The Mediterranean sailing season in Tunisia is therefore longer than in other sailing hubs.

The marina development also includes 170 luxury apartments, which at €1,400 per m2, are over 7 times cheaper than equivalent property prices in Antibes. The complex when completed will feature a swimming pool, gym, spa, yacht club, sailing school, and even an aquarium. The dedicated concierge office will facilitate any of the owners’ requests; and other services such as childcare, a wide range of shops and a bank will ensure that the guests’ stays are seamless. After sunset, marina visitors can enjoy top quality restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and a nightclub. There is also a new 5 star hotel located next to the marina. The marina has its own helipad, and is 40 minutes from Tunis International airport, which has connections to most European and Middle Eastern cities.