on 7 Apr 2020
Near airport, modern facility can handle up to 3x 90m superyachts
The Benoa Marina in Southern Bali is now open and looking forward to welcoming superyachts once the Indonesian borders reopen. It was built by a subsidiary of the government docking company PPI Marina (Pelindo Property Investments), a subsidiary of Pelindo, the government harbour company. After years of being a concept, the marina’s official opening was in January 2020.
Indonesia’s first international standard marina, Benoa Marina provides good levels of service in a sheltered and clean dock space that has quality fuel, water, garbage disposal and shore power – all in a secure and protected environment.
Looking toward new beginnings after Covid-19, the opening of the Benoa Marina in Bali is welcome news for those in cruising Southeast Asia destinations.
“The new marina has space for three 90-metre yachts in alongside positions, and non-potable water can be supplied”, explains Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts in Bali: “Shore power is via genset rental and we (APS) have a genset we can use for our clients, and also water treatment facilities to make the dock water potable.
“The floating pontoons are top quality and easily accessed by ramps, making provisioning and spare part deliveries simple and convenient. The lines are secured using the pilings which are spaced at 10m and have a diameter of 90cm, so straps and shackles are required. Transport can be arranged from a variety of sources,” Taatjes says.
Located south of Denpasar, the marina is connected to the airport by a flyover, so it offers a fast pick up and drop off at the yacht for guests and will be the perfect starting point for cruising once Indonesia is open to arrivals. On down-time, all the hotspots of Bali are within reach so that guests and crew will enjoy everything Bali has to offer inside and outside the marina.
“APS staff in Bali and Raja Ampat are working from home and we are always on call for anyone to contact us should any support, advice or solace be needed,” Captain Jimmy Blee, founder of APS Indonesia. “We will be sending regular updates to all our friends and clients should border closing change or conditions in Indonesia change over and above what is widely reported.
“These uncertain days require strength and hope and a profound humanity for others. We look forward to seeing you all at the back end of this crisis.”