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New Leisure Port for Palma

A major new leisure development in the Port of Palma will open to the public early next year

A major new leisure development in the Port of Palma will open to the public early next year. The Moll Vell (it means old pier) development, in the Pier 46 area of the port will allow visitors to
stroll beside super yachts and eat and drink in the new leisure facilities built alongside.

The company running the project, Amarres Deportivos, will have spent around €6.5 million by the time they have converted what was once an area used by cargo ships and ferries into the projected
4,000 square metre area providing berths for 26 yachts of up to 40 metres.

This may sound expensive but there's and enormous potential for profit to the company with the berths on sale for €300,000 up to €1.5 million, let alone the rentals which could be achieved.

However for us non-yacht-owning mere mortals the Moll Vell holds further attractions in the new 1,300 square metre building on site which will hold 2 or 3 restaurants, a couple of bars, an enormous
rooftop 'mirador' viewing space and plenty of retail units which will help to give the feel of Mallorca's other 'swanky' yacht ports, Puerto Portals and Port Adriano. Even better, it's planned to
have a kids' park and a dog park where diners can leave their friends and enemies whilst they eat – how cool is that?

The good news today is that a restaurant concession has already gone to the people behind the Casal Solleric Gastro Bar and Anima Beach
(photo). They both specialise in superb modern, healthy food at very reasonable prices and are owned by Marco di Loreto, whose culinary pedigree includes a stint as chef at Tristran in
Puerto Portals, which held two Michelin stars at the time.

In theory Moll Vell will hit the ground running at the end of February and I'll certainly be taking my dog for a test drive of its facilities though my only grouch is the name. I think Pier 46
sounds much better than Moll Vell, giving it an international, cosmopolitan appeal, what do you think?