The Skärhamn-based facility will have 160 berths

A new marina is set to open in Skärhamn, on Sweden’s west coast north of Gothenburg, prior to next year’s boating season.

The investment was commissioned by the marina’s operator, AB Toftö, which worked with local architects RCARK and Mats & Arne Arkitektkontor. The project was developed by local company SF Marina System AB.

“SF Marina chose to look beyond the classic, often constricted Swedish marina design, and instead they created a state-of-the-art floating marina, built according to international standards and PIANC recommendations. The pontoons are twice as wide as normal – 4m – to provide ample space for equipment, boat owners and visitors,” SF Marina said in a statement.

“The floating concrete breakwater, Sweden’s broadest by far and crucial to the entire project, protects the harbour and the boats from waves and autumn storms.”

Located within Malagakajen, Skärhamn’s old industrial harbour area, the facility will have a berthing capacity for 160 craft, according to the statement. A 10m-wide breakwater will be built by March 2020.

The value of the investment in Skärhamn was not disclosed.