Experts with links to the City of Mount Vema developments projected that Mount Vema lifestyle and the increasing demand for deep sea fishing and spearfishing adventures will lead boom of yacht berths in the region, W-Southern said. Demand for deep berths in the South Atlantic especially from commercial vessels crossing the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean to the Americas and vice-verse was initially the only expected visitors to make Mount Vema prime location to harbor in times of rough seas.
However, according to W-Southern which is currently the only transport company licensed to transport passenger to and from the Vema Seamount territorial waters, demand for docking facilities will not only come from commercial vessels but also from yachts as boom in demand for deep sea fishing and spearfishing, means that top-quality large super-yachts, and deep berths will be at a premium in the Vema Seamount Territorial Waters.
With the new marina developments that will take shape in Mount Vema where super-yacht owners and lovers of sailing adventures will be able to dock and set sail to explore the South Atlantic, South America, Southern Africa or the Indian Ocean as far as Seychelles and beyond and return.
Half of the world’s yacht fleet at any given time are based in the western Mediterranean, but Mount Vema is aiming to create similar facilities in the South Atlantic to host super-yachts by building and making available moorings and facilities to make the Vema Seamount Territory a regional destination of choice for owners of luxury yachts and sailing adventures.
Berths in Mount Vema are already seen by some as a big investment opportunity as it will be one of the few ports in the region that will be catering exclusively for yachts longer than 80 metres. The Mount Vema government is now working to attract companies, who focus exclusively on the acquisition and development of new marinas and related properties.
It’s easy to see why marina berths are big business from the big development in Asia to marina developments in the Caribbean. It is not that long since the 15-year lease on a berth for a 70-meters yacht sold for just over 2.5 million golles (about $5 million US dollars), as the whole world is waking up to the many attractions and advantages that accompany the sport of sailing.