About Marinas in Mallorca
The sailing community in Mallorca is huge, so it's only right that there should be plenty of marinas for all shapes and sizes of boats. There are berths available for your small fishing boats, right up to the growing sector of the superyacht category.
Moorings & marinas
Some of the really swanky marinas are situated on the south coast close to Palma, and are worth dropping in on just to admire the mutli-million pound vessels.
If you are looking to buy a mooring, then you might like to know that moorings in Mallorca are increasing in value at a rate of around 7-10% per year. This is due to the increasing popularity of the island for privately owned boats. The market for buying and selling berths is doing well as there are a finite number of berths on the island and the high demand has kept the market moving. If you are renting out a berth then a return of between 7-10% per annum is expected.
Mooring varies according to the size of boat and the size of the marina. For example, to buy a 22m mooring in Club de Mar will cost €130,000 whereas in Palma a 15m mooring will cost €420,500. It is also possible to rent berths, and rates are usually negotiated either monthly or yearly. During the summer season day rates are also available for holiday makers.
The biggest marinas are in Palma - home to Club de Mar and Real Club Nautico. Both are the busiest and most popular marinas due to their close location to Mallorca's capital city and their excellent and extensive facilities. If you purchase a berth at either of these clubs then you will also have automatic rights to join the clubs and will have full access to all their facilities.
Another large marina is the one in Alcudia, in the north west of Mallorca. Port de Alcudiamar is well equipped and has 744 moorings but it is fairly shallow. On the other side of the headland is Real Club Nautico Puerto de Pollenca which offers 375 moorings.
The marinas dotted along the east coast are much smaller but are very attractive, positioned as they are in sheltered coves. Club Nautico La Rapita on the south coast of Mallorca is a modern marina with an acclaimed restaurant.
Over to the west of Palma is the exclusive marina of Puerto Portals - it's also known as 'millionaires' marina'. Beyond lies the newly developed luxury marina, Port Adriano, which is especially deep so as to accommodate the new breed of superyachts. To the far south west lies Port d'Andratx - one of the loveliest natural harbours in Mallorca - Club Vela marina has moorings for 475 boats and a sailing club.