Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) October 10, 2018 – A Spanish delegation, led by Puertos del Estado, is present at the Barcelona International Boat Show that will be held between October 10-14, 2018, in Barcelona. The stand includes the Balearic ports, the Suncruise Association that includes the seven port authorities of Andalusia and Sasemar (Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima).
The ports and nautical sports located in the facilities of the ports of the tate offer about 1/3 of the more than 105,000 moorings existing on the Spanish coasts. On the other hand, if we focus on a sector recently booming, the so-called megayachts, we see that of the 27 Spanish facilities that admit large lengths, half are located in ports of general interest.
According to the latest available studies, the nautical sports (construction, repair, associated industry and services) contributes approximately 0.7% of the national GDP and more than 110,000 jobs , direct and indirect, being a sector with the capacity to generate effects of drag in the economy, which generates more than €4 and seven jobs by indirect effect and induced by each euro / job created. A sector, in short, that is configured as an element of great importance in the economic development of Spain, which is largely linked to another key sector for our economy such as tourism and leisure.
In the 2018-2021 period, public port investments will amount to €262 million ($301.95 million) in infrastructures and facilities dedicated to passengers, of which more than €22 million ($ 25.35 million) will be used exclusively for nautical sports, among which the new syncrolift at the Catalonia dock at the port of Barcelona, the pontoons at Cala Corb in the port of Mahón; and the esplanade and the new pontoons in Puerto del Rosario.
In addition, the private initiative has announced that in the same period it will invest around €200 million ($230.5 million) in concessioned facilities.
Source: Puertos del Estado
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