Vilamoura Marina- Born in 1974
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. We are looking forward with anticipation to the next 40 years which will be equally as exciting with the “Lake City Project”. Watch this space!
“City of Lakes”
Vilamoura already offers a unique and vibrant environment for tourists and locals
alike and yet the best is still to come. April 2014 saw government approval granted
for the Lake City Project. The project is a huge undertaking that will see the areas behind the current Marina developed into a series of navigable lakes and canals encompassed by pedestrian walkways. New residential areas boasting contemporary architecture will occupy 188500 square metres of the development. Lake front properties will even feature private decks with swimming pools for the ultimate luxury.The focal point will be the large central square providing an area of 14000 square metres for commercial space boasting shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. The project will see Vilamoura firmly establish itself as the premiere resort location in Europe.
Watch this space!