Construction begins on Ayia Napa Marina


Construction on a new marina in Ayia Napa has begun.

The first cornerstone was laid for the £190 million project of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. It is scheduled to be completed in 2021 and will be made up of 190 deluxe apartments in two iconic twisting towers, 29 luxury villas, a 600 berth full-service marina and boatyard, and a collection of elegant retail, waterfront dining and premium lifestyle amenities for residents and visitor as well as docking space for yachts.

The development is the realisation of the dream and vision of the project’s partners; Cypriot entrepreneur Gerasimos Caramondanis and Egyptian investor Naguib Sawiris. The pair joined forces to implement a long-term strategic plan aiming to set a new standard for luxurious sea-front marina living.

“We will exceed the expectations of our residents and our guests and not only transform the Cyprus skyline, but change the way you think about Cyprus.” said Project Partner, Naguib Sawiris.

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, a US-based architecture, engineering and planning firm who have been internationally recognised as experts in waterfront design. Its curved and repetitious framework appropriately gives the impression of a ship’s hull, set in a semi-circular basin reminiscent of an island harbour.

“Cyprus is a safe haven blessed by beautiful nature, year-round sunshine, modern infrastructure, a high standard of living and a genuine culture of warmth and hospitality, strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. Its modern legal system, based on English Common Law, is widely recognised as being effective and business-friendly. The modern, competitive and simple business environment coupled with a high quality of life make Cyprus an ideal place for both visitors and investors.” added Ayia Napa Marina CEO, Stavros Caramondanis.

It is set to host approximately 600 yachts in wet and dry slips. The wet slips will accommodate yachts up to 60 metres in length and up to 80 metres by advance arrangement, while a dry stack storage facility is available for boats up to 10m in length. For the dry stack facility, a premium valet service is provided with complete provisioning and pre-launching of boats offering a hassle free experience.

One of the unique aspects of the marina is the finger style berthing for yachts of 30 metres or less, while floating docks assure comfortable access in all conditions. The marina basin has depths of 3.5 to 6.5 metres to accommodate the deep drafts of sailing boats and super yachts. The specially engineered wave absorbing breakwater minimises harbour chop and storm wave agitation assuring safe and comfortable berthing at all times.

Amenities offered include conveniently located comfort stations with showers and WC, internet access, a dedicated crew lounge, a yacht club and beach club. A supermarket, shopping and dining experiences are located just steps away in the Pyare Village.

The adjacent boat yard offers an extensive range of high-level professional marine services such as hauling, launching, and boat maintenance operations.

Pyare Village the commercial centre and hub of the marina has a scenic waterfront with a pedestrian promenade. Shops, cafés, restaurants and recreational activities create a bustling harbour-side atmosphere and make it the heart of entertainment for shopping, dining, and leisure.