SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego’s standing as a hot yachting destination could be further enhanced with the opening of Fifth Avenue Landing, a superyacht facility now welcoming megayachts.
Located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and within walking distance of several world-class hotels, the Fifth Avenue Landing is an exclusive, 12-slip facility that can accommodate yachts as large as 300 feet.
“This is San Diego yachting at its finest,” said dockmaster Fred Larsson in a release. “We promise megayacht owners, captains and crew the finest berthing experience they’ve ever had.”
In recent years, San Diego has accelerated its appeal to megayachts with the addition of several privately owned facilities, notably Kona Kai Marina and Shelter Island Marina. A new downtown facility, The Wharf, located along the city’s bayfront Embarcadero, offers med mooring for yachts of virtually any size.
In addition, the San Diego Superyacht Association was formed in 2008 to bring together the city’s leading marine businesses. SDSA’s mission is to provide a full range of products and services to the world’s burgeoning megayacht market.
“We are pleased to be part of San Diego’s new appeal to the megayacht industry,” said Larsson. “Once owners, captains and crew members see what San Diego has to offer, they’ll be amazed.”
One notable guest at Fifth Avenue Landing was the famed 225 ft Feadship megayacht “Attessa,” which spent several weeks at the facility in early 2009.
“I asked the captain if there was anything else we could add to improve our dockage and he told me, ‘Absolutely nothing,’” said Larsson.
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