64 metre Superyacht Triple 7 is marina’s first caller
The future for the island nation of Fiji lies is in tourism and they see superyacht tourism as a major untapped market. In a bid to capture that potential the government has recently completed Port Denarau a new marina built specifically to cater for superyachts and growing marine tourism and the 64-metre superyacht Triple 7 has just docked alongside it.
The new marina has 43 berths ranging in size from 15 metres to 75 metres and cost $2m to build with dredging the river costing a further $400,000.
Ten of the berths are suitable for super yachts but they will also cater for other vessels when not used by the yachts.
Nigel Skeggs CEO of the new development said, “Super yachts are just one sector of marine tourism, and we are not concentrating on one area but on the market as a whole,”
With the introduction of the Fiji super yacht Charter Policy, he said he hoped to see the increase in activity from last season quadruple in the coming years adding, “This is an exciting and new industry for Fiji, with many far-reaching benefits.”