This week Marinanow takes you to Catalonia, and to the east of Barcelona, to visit the beautiful Mataró Marina: a small and welcoming harbour with all the best services.
The town of Mataró
This gorgeous town, the capital of the Maresme region, is located in one of the most beautiful and precious parts of Spain. In the heart of the Costa Brava, in Catalonia to the east of Barcelona, it offers amazing landscapes and unique coastal stretches framed by Mediterranean blue and Serralada Litoral’s greenery.
The climate is ideal for those who want a sunny summer holiday, as well as for those looking for a mild winter temperature.
The city, with its admirable heritage, is incredibly multifaceted, alive and modern but traditional at the same time. Among the cozy streets of the centre you can party till dawn or lose yourself in the shops and charming corners, a synthesis of many architectural styles.
The beaches of Mataró stretch for about 5 kilometres, mainly in Playa del Espigón, Playa del Callao and Playa del Varador. These beaches very close to the heart of the city, are always crowded and equipped with all the facilities.
Reaching Mataró is easy. The proximity to the city of Barcelona, a great tourist destination thanks to its international airport, allows easy connections both by car and by train. A curiosity: Spain’s first railway line was just the short line between Barcelona and Mataró, commissioned in 1848.
Mataró Marina Barcelona is located in the western pier of the port of Mataró.
Just 15km north of Barcelona, you will be moored far enough away to enjoy the calm, privacy and clean water of a harbour free of the pollution and confusion of a big city without sacrificing comfort and with an advantageous price.
It is an extremely quiet and safe harbour designed to accommodate up to 30 boats between 20 to 60 metres in length, on two docks equipped with all services.
Accurate and personalized service guarantees maximum professionalism, discretion and security. Private marina access, exclusive use of customers, competitive prices, free parking right in front of the mooring, free WIFI, proximity to the city of Barcelona, all these elements make Mataró Marina an ideal place to moor all year round.
The port is run by the Varador 2000 company and has wide spaces including a sports area with tennis courts, basketball and swimming pools and a relaxation area for crews with a large barbecue pit, a bar and the Sirius Club, an exclusive area for the customers of the marina, the ideal place to relax, have a drink, chat with friends or play and have fun. At Crew Club you can also enjoy bar service, watch live Champions League or NBA matches, as well as Formula 1 and MotoGP in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The marina also offers its guests an area dedicated to events and training activities where advanced courses on many different aspects of the nautical world are organized.
The port has the latest security devices such as surveillance cameras installed throughout the perimeter, LED lighting with minimum environmental impact and green areas located across the nautical base.
Superyacht services (from 20 to 60 metres)
- Electricity and quay with single electrical counters
- Specialised personnel
- Mooring assistance
- Concierge service
- Free parking in front of the mooring
- Waste and water collection service
- 12,000 sq. ft. Of shipbuilding and storage (Varador 2000)
- Special Area for Storage and Maintenance of Goods (Tender Clinic)
- Protected and monitored facilities 24 hours/365 days a year (user access only)
Services for your wellbeing
- Sirius Club, reserved for port users (crews, owners and captains)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Sports area (ping pong, basketball, golf etc.)
- Showers and baths
- Barbecue area
- Training area (advanced nautical courses)
- Multifunctional area for activities and events
- 4 and 3 star hotels in front of the marina
- Close to shops, tourist areas, and beaches
- Defibrillator (AED)
- Management of certificates and documents
- Booking events and sports activities (Golf, F1, Moto GP, etc.)
- Catering services on board
Shipyard Repair and Refit – Varador2000
If you need technical assistance on your boat, the Varador2000 Shipyard, which has been active since 1984 and located just five kilometres from the marina, will provide you with the best services and the best facilities.
Varador2ooo is a leader in the nautical sector in Spain, specialized in the repair and maintenance of all types of boats. It provides its customers with a complete technical base at competitive prices. It has modern facilities located in the eastern dam of Arenys de Mar port equipped for any type of repair.
The Varador 2000 systems at Arenys de Mar meet all the requirements in terms of quality management, environmental management, and safety at workplace certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 quality OCA Corporate Services, by the evaluation and verification companies and systems in Spain.
- Travellift of 200 Tons
- Painting booths for boats of 35 mt
- 10,000 m2 for technical operations
- 40 moorings for technical operations
- 10 tons crane
- Complete repair projects
- Complete painting projects
- Specialized Works of Steel, Aluminum and Heat Welding
- Construction and structural changes in polyester and composite materials
- General Mechanics
- Electricity and hydraulics
- Nautical and Cabinetry Carpentry (Repair and Drawing)
- Nautical Upholstery (interior and exterior)
- Treatments for osmosis
- Wintering of boats
- Accommodation for crew
In short, Mataró Marina Barcelona and its nearby Shipyard Varador2000 represent a beacon of excellence in the region, a team of professionals who will accompany you throughout your stay in a pleasant and clean environment and obviously at the most competitive prices on the market.