Port of Sete: the marina welcomes its first superyachts

The marina dedicated to super yachting in the port of Sète has started its activity. Delphine Gayraud, from IGY Marinas, tells us more about the project of the yacht reception specialist and its future developments in the Languedoc port.

1st summer season for IGY Marinas in Sète

The reception of yachts and superyachts started in Sète . Long announced, it has been a reality since the beginning of July 2019. IGY Marinas, site manager, is a specialist in luxury yachting, with a marina in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, and more than a dozen in North America and the Caribbean. It welcomes the opening. "L he port has been operational since July and we have already welcomed the first boats. " says Delphine Gayraud, head of communication and marketing at IGY Sète.

Reception of the 1st yachts by IGY Sète

Club House under construction for crews and visitors

Although the reception of ships has begun, the IGY marina in Sète is not fully completed. Moorings along the quayside, boats up to 180 metres can come to a stopover. A shore power of up to 2000 amps is available. For the comfort of the crews, a club house will come out of the ground. " We finally have the building permit and work should start in September for a delivery expected at the end of 2019. Equipped with a terrace, a gym and a lounge, the club house will provide the best possible accommodation for the crews. "confirms Delphine Gayraud.

Orsetti Basin: a very suitable location

Faced with opposition from part of the population, the Sète superyacht marina, initially planned for the quay of Algiers, in the heart of the city, finally settled in the Orsetti basin, within the commercial port. This change is positive for Delphine Gayraud. " We have a site that is more private, with more space on the wharf, which makes it possible to install containers, for example, and which offers more security, with ours and the commercial port. And the view of the city is more beautiful! "

Initial project on the quay of Algiers

Recruitment and development

IGY currently employs 2 people in Sète: 1 manager and 1 communication and marketing manager. Recruitment is in progress. " In particular, we need a master dock "explains Delphine Gayraud.

While the port welcomed boats this summer, it also intends to position itself for the rest of the year. " There is no possibility of water exits, but we also target winter boats, which have the possibility of doing small works afloat. "confirms Delphine Gayraud.

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