More berthing spaces for yachts
Transport Malta has provided additional temporary yacht berths at Ta' Xbiex and Kalkara Creek to cater for ever-growing demand.
It said that its emphasis is to privatize yacht marinas and to identify new areas for the development of yacht marinas by the private sector.
It also awarded contracts for the management of the temporary yacht marinas/organised mooring areas (Ta Xbiex, Kalkara, Sliema).
Malta currently offers has permanent marinas at Msida, Ta' Xbiex, Gozo, Portomaso, Manoel Island and the Grand Harbour catering for yachts from 16 metres to 100 metres in length. The number of berthing spaces has increased from 1,511 in 2009 to 1,904 now.
Plans for a new yacht marina at Sa Maison have been submitted to MEPA together with an Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed marina will provide 310 new berths.