A new marina at Roscoff in the Bay of Morlaix in northwest France is to welcome its first yachts in June. Since booking opened in November 2011, more than 300 of the available 625 berthing spaces have already been taken.

The new port will offer 625 berthing spaces for all boat types, 50 of which will be set aside for visitors and 13 of which will be adapted for persons with reduced mobility. ?Work is currently on schedule. All that remains to be done is to build the land-based infrastructures. Work on this will begin in the summer and be completed in the spring of 2013.

The improvements to the Roscoff-Bloscon site represent an overall investment of some €52m (before tax), €41m of which are accounted for by the construction of the maritime infrastructures and split as follows: €21.5m for yachts, €10.5m for the fishing concession, and €9m for commercial activity.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Morlaix is providing 60 per cent of the investment. The rest has been made available by funding from Europe, the French State, the Regional Council of Brittany, the Finistère County Council (which is also the licensing authority), the Commune Councils of the Léonard Region, and the Town Council of Roscoff.