The Victoria International Marina in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has officially opened its class-leading facility to yacht owners, with the international sailing race, the Melges24 World Championship Regatta.
Hosting the successful 10-day race was the perfect platform to showcase the purpose-built marina’s luxury event capabilities. Throughout the regatta, Olympians and sailors experienced every aspect of the Victoria International Marina’s exclusive amenities— from state-of-the-art personalized security and 24/7 executive concierge services, to the Inner Harbour customs and fueling facilities and elegant 2,300 sq. ft. event space.
With all of the entrants berthed at the marina, competitors and their families appreciated the luxuries of Victoria International Marina’s reception lounge, dock service and, private captain and crew lounge. Victoria International Marina regatta guests also enjoyed one of the best views of the city’s spectacular harbour front and – as Victoria is at the gateway to the Inside Passage and the Pacific Marine Corridor – quickly discovered its ease of access to British Columbia’s scenic West Coast.
“We welcomed the world within the week of our opening, and our team delivered an experience that is unmatched on the West Coast,” says Craig Norris, CEO of the Victoria International Marina.
An extraordinary combination of land and sea make the Pacific Northwest one of the most compelling destinations in the world. From Victoria, you can cruise the pristine coast of Washington, British Columbia’s Salish Sea and Alaska’s Inside Passage – a magical maze of deep channels, quiet coves, waterfalls and forested islands.
Effortlessly hosting such a prominent international event has officially catapulted the Victoria International Marina onto the world stage. This, combined with its idyllic Pacific Northwest location, has resulted in a high-demand for moorage bookings in its inaugural year. Yachters – with vessels 65’ to 175’ in length – hoping to use Victoria International Marina as a central-hub for exploring the pristine stretch of coastline between Victoria and Alaska, are urged to reserve in advance for the 2018 cruising season.
Daily moorage reservations include the same exclusive amenities and services as Victoria International Marina’s monthly and annual leases:
- 24/7 executive concierge service
- 24/7 access to private office, boardroom, and support services
- Inner Harbour customs facilities and fueling
- Provisioning, including fresh local ingredients, wine tasting, and chef recommendations
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Personalized security
- Dedicated captain and crew facilities
- Private conference and event facilities
- Ship maintenance and transportation
- Cruise planning and itineraries
- Guided tours, fishing trips, and outdoor adventure excursions
- Charter planes and helicopters
About the Victoria International Marina
Victoria, BC’s harbour is a well-situated hub for yachters to explore the 15,534 miles of coastline between Victoria and Alaska. Seven of Victoria International Marina’s 28-slips are reserved for daily moorage (with a three-day minimum). Seven slips are available for monthly lease (with a three-month minimum) and another seven available for annual lease. The final seven are reserved for long-term tenants and investors for up to a 40-year lease. On-site amenities include state-of-the-art security, Wi-Fi, and 24/7 concierge services to assist marina visitors explore all that is available within British Columbia’s capital city and around the region. www.vimarina.ca.