[London: 13 March 2018]: Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, the internationally renowned marina owners and operators confirmed today that it had agreed terms with Edinburgh Marina Granton Harbour Limited to design, commission, manage and operate the new Edinburgh Marina, the centrepiece of the unique £500 million waterside quarter development close to Edinburgh city centre and gateway to exploring Scotland’s renowned cruising area.
With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas provide specialist marina operational management to an impressive portfolio of clients in over 25 countries worldwide. The new Edinburgh Marina will enable Scotland’s capital to compete for a major share of Scotland’s burgeoning £3.7bn marine tourism industry by creating unique new world-class facilities to help expand the size of Scotland’s overall berth availability .
Designed to surpass the Yacht Harbour Association’s 5 Gold Anchor rating, Edinburgh Marina will comprise 315 fully serviced berths providing 24/7 access to the sea , a state-of-the-art marina office and fully serviced boatyard and dry-stack operation. Visitors to the new Marina will enjoy unrivalled amenities including Camper & Nicholsons renowned service levels, together with secure parking with optional storage. Edinburgh Marina will be located immediately next to the Edinburgh Marina Spa and Conference Hotel, so yacht owners will be able to benefit from on-board food & drink service and concierge services, as well as access to the Hotel spa and gym. Adjacent to the new luxury Marina are impressive residences where property residents will also have the opportunity to reserve a marina berth when purchasing their apartment.
Edinburgh Marina is expected to attract boat owners and enthusiasts from around the world with the ability to accommodate the full-size range of yachts and cruisers.
Commenting on the announcement, Dan Hughes, Chief Operating Officer of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, said: “The new Edinburgh Marina is probably the most important new and exciting marina development in Europe in the last 25 years. We are delighted to have been chosen to design, manage and operate this new facility which will provide world class services to its customers”.
Kevin Fawcett, Developer of Edinburgh Marina Holdings Ltd added: “This announcement of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is great news – I am very pleased to welcome them on board. I believe that their design and operational management skills and their commitment to customer service will help ensure the successful delivery of this exciting development for Edinburgh and Scotland”.
About Camper & Nicholsons Marinas
Camper & Nicholsons is one of the oldest established original yachting brands that can trace its origins back to 1782 when boat building began in Gosport near Portsmouth. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is highly experienced in the planning, development and operational management of its own marinas, with substantial experience in more than 25 countries. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is highly respected as the longest established brand in yachting and recognised worldwide as an assurance of quality and service for its customers; most recently it has been responsible for the refurbishment & management oversight of St Katharine Docks Marina in the City of London.
About the Edinburgh Marina Development
Located 2.5miles (4km) NW of central Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marina development will be a unique new leisure and residential destination for Scotland’s capital city, bringing new life and vibrancy to a key area of Edinburgh’s coastline. Edinburgh Marina is located 12m (16km) from the bridges over the Firth of Forth and 8 miles (12km) from Edinburgh International Airport. The Edinburgh Marina Development benefits from excellent transport links via road, sea and rail, which will be further improved when the new tram extension to Granton and Leith is completed.
Edinburgh Marina itself will provide 315 fully-serviced berths comprising approximately 24,400 sq. m. of berthing that forms the centrepiece of Edinburgh Marina Holdings masterplan for the whole 28 hectare site. The wider vision for the Edinburgh Marina Development represents a truly unique opportunity for both Edinburgh and Scotland, to create a cross-generational lifestyle hub which combines state of the art facilities and a wide variety of housing tenures located in a unique and vibrant new waterside district a stone’s throw from Edinburgh city centre.