SeaHelp in Spain:
Now as well on the mainland
SeaHelp is expanding its network gradually on the Balearic Islands. At least water sports remained untouched by the Catalonia crisis last year and in Majorca berths are considered a very rare commodity.
Therefore, many owners decided not to site their yachts in one of the luxurious and expensive marinas on the main island of Majorca but they choose one of the marinas on the mainland near Barcelona.
The breakdown service has based an operational boat in Port Roda de Bara, a marina on the mainland, approx. 90 nautical miles away from Majorca, in order to escort “leisure time captains” during their crossing. Robert Perger, looking after the insurance division as well as mentoring the activities in Mallorca to a large extent, comments: “There is a growing trend to look for berths on the mainland. Currently, the waiting period for a berth on Majorca is nearly five years on average; many newly minted owners are not prepared to wait such a long time. Therefore, they remain on the mainland,
only cross over to the Balearic Islands during the summer months or let their boats be transferred in summer. With the Roda de Bara site we are able to cover half of the main route to the Balearic Islands; the remaining half will be operated from Majorca.
Right on time for the 2018 season, SeaHelp will open an office at the Marina Port Calanova (Avinguda de Joan Miró 327, Local 3, 07015 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain), so members will have a local contact in the future.