Sponsor Story: Port Denarau Marina – the Pacific’s premier superyacht facility
With more and more superyachts responding to the allure of the pristine South Pacific, numbers of yacht visitors to the region are growing by the year. In 2017 over 665 visiting yachts and 65 superyachts arrived to enjoy Fiji’s stunning setting. At Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina yachts can be sure of a warm welcome, with world-class facilities including 20 superyacht berths for yachts up to 85-metres. Recognised as the International Marina of the Year 2015-18 by the Marina Industries Association, Port Denarau Marina is an award-winning facility, with a relaxed luxury vibe that perfectly complements Fiji’s warm welcome to its visitors.
Cruising up through clear blue waters towards Port Denaura Marina, visiting yachts are greeted by the friendly Marina team, including General Manager Cynthia Rasch. The marina is home to over 56 private berths, with 20 dedicated superyacht berths, complemented by all-modern facilities. These include maintenance facilities, the nearby Denarau Yacht Club and a busy hub of shops and restaurants. Visiting yachts can benefit from the marina team’s extensive yachting knowledge and customised recommendations for all the highlights of Denarau and the wider cruising grounds in Fiji.
Port Denarau’s success has been in large part due to the hard work of Nigel Skeggs and the Skeggs family who were central in the development of Denarau’s marina facilities. With a background working on superyachts, on arriving into Fiji Nigel set about developing the existing marina infrastructure, making use of his experience to build a marina to cater exactly to the demands of superyachts. This focused approach worked, and today Port Denarau Marina is a world class facility, perfectly suited to those yachts with a spirit of adventure who choose to venture to the incredible cruising grounds that Fiji and the wider South Pacific has to offer.
And there is plenty on offer. From clear blue waters, teeming with sealife, white sand beaches, a rich culture, fresh local dishes and more, the appeal of Fiji is endless. Welcome to Port Denarau Marina, a true yachting paradise.