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Happy 40th Birthday!!

Marina | 01 April 2014

 

This year Vilamoura Marina celebrates her 40th birthday. Like most 40 year olds, and good wines, our marina continues to improve with age! We are very proud of what is now universally regarded as one of Europe's finest Marina's. 

 

Vilamoura was the first Marina to be built in Portugal with approval granted in 1970. Eric Lyons and Ivor Cunningham from the UK won the bid for design and construction began. The Marina was ready for use at a turbulent time in Portugal´s history following the 1974 April 25th Revolution.

 

The original Marina had mooring for 1000 boats. Today it has berths for 825 boats due to some of the original smaller berths being adapted to handle larger vessels.  Berths are supplied with water, electricity, internet and daily refuse collection.

 

We also have a Boatyard with cranes, workshops and maintenance areas for about 200 boats.

The future plans are even more exciting with the “Lake City Project”. Watch this space!  www.lusort.com/pt/cidade-lacustre