ANDREA SEGATO, CAPTAIN OF MIAMAA SUPERYACHT
The captain appreciates the quality of the services offered by the marina and its strategic position along the Catalan coast.
“Mataró Marina Barcelona is the perfect nautical base” says Andrea Segato, captain of Miamaa, a super yacht with a 31.75 metre length and a 7 metre draft, built in 2012 in Viareggio by the Italian boat constructor Benetti, one of the world’s leaders in the sector. “It offers an excellent service – adds Segato – very competitive prices, and it is located very close to Barcelona, which allows us to enjoy the Catalan capital if we wish to, or simply make the most of the tranquillity offered by the marina”.
“When you sail across from Italy, Mataró Marina Barcelona is the first significant super yacht nautical base you find in Spain”, says Segato. “It is perfect for us, as it means we can dock quickly in a safe location that is well protected and well connected and offers good service”.
The captain rates the service offered by Mataró Marina Barcelona as “excellent, comparable to the best facilities available in Italy, France and other Mediterranean countries, except Greece and Turkey, where there are very few marinas that can offer adequate quality standards; a real shame, because the coasts are truly spectacular”. At Mataró marina “even tap water tastes good”, says jokingly the Italian Captain.
Apart from the high quality of the services it offers “the other good thing about Mataró Marina Barcelona is the close and direct contact you can have with the management. The captain of the marina is always reachable by phone and happy to help with any issues. In other marinas this is unthinkable: after six in the evening no one is available”, says Segato.
Miamaa is a superyacht M/Y Benetti Tradition a private vessel that normally has a crew of four people, including the captain. It can accommodate 8 people, in 4 cabins. It will sail from Mataró Marina Barcelona to the Balearic Islands and from there towards the south of Spain and up the river Guadalquivir to Sevilla.
Andrea Segato came to know Mataró Marina Barcelona through Xiqui Mas, managing director at Varador 2000, “a reference shipyard in the Mediterranean” with which he has maintained a professional relationship for many years.