Camper & Nicholsons Marinas confirmed today that it had agreed terms with Edinburgh Marina Granton Harbour Limited to design, commission, manage and operate the new Edinburgh Marina, the centrepiece of a £500 million waterside quarter development close to Edinburgh city centre and gateway to exploring Scotland’s renowned cruising area.

The new Edinburgh Marina it is hoped, will enable Scotland’s capital to compete for a major share of Scotland’s burgeoning £3.7bn marine tourism industry by creating unique new world-class facilities to help expand the size of Scotland’s overall berth availability .

Designed to surpass the Yacht Harbour Association’s 5 Gold Anchor rating, Edinburgh Marina will comprise 315 fully serviced berths providing 24/7 access to the sea, a state-of-the-art marina office and fully serviced boatyard and dry-stack operation. There will also be secure parking with optional storage.

Edinburgh Marina will be located immediately next to the Edinburgh Marina Spa and Conference Hotel, so yacht owners will be able to benefit from on-board food & drink service and concierge services, as well as access to the Hotel spa and gym. Adjacent to the new Marina are a number of domestic residences where prospective owners will have the opportunity to reserve a marina berth when purchasing their apartment.

Edinburgh Marina is expected to attract boat owners and enthusiasts from around the world with the ability to accommodate the full-size range of yachts and cruisers.

Commenting on the announcement, Dan Hughes, Chief Operating Officer of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, said: The new Edinburgh Marina is probably the most important new and exciting marina development in Europe in the last 25 years. We are delighted to have been chosen to design, manage and operate this new facility which will provide world class services to its customers”.

Kevin Fawcett, Developer of Edinburgh Marina Holdings Ltd added: This announcement of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is great news – I am very pleased to welcome them on board. I believe that their design and operational management skills and their commitment to customer service will help ensure the successful delivery of this exciting development for Edinburgh and Scotland”.