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Port Vauban: Europe's largest marina shares plans for €135m upgrade

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

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As more and more marinas in the Mediterranean evolve into modern hang-outs, the Côte d’Azur’s historicPort Vaubanis next on the list to receive an all-inclusive makeover. An impressive €135 million investment is set to transform the French hotspot into a new state-of-the-art facility over the next 25 years.

Here, SuperYacht Times finds out more about the port’s big renovation plans.

With construction due to begin in October 2020 and be completed by the spring of 2023, the works will only occur during the winter months, meaning that the marina is able to remain open for business for the summer seasons.

One of the many stunning features planned for the newPort Vaubanwill be the renovated International Yacht Club Antibes (IYCA). After arriving via the club’s dedicated and private helipad, guests of the IYCA will have a concierge service and hospitality desk to help with any enquiry, such as securing a reservation at the on-site glass panoramic restaurant which has been cleverly designed to overlook the nearby harbour master’s office.

Afterwards, members of the all-new Yacht Club on billionaire's wharf will be able to make use of the exclusive and modern leisure amenities.

With access to the marina’s designer summer gardens and terraces, superyacht crews are to be well-cared for inside the all-new IYCA during their stay, as a dedicated crew leisure centre with top-of-the-range beauty, fitness, library and training campus facilities are included in the plans.