Gibraltar’s Marinas – Queensway Quay by Gibraltar Tours
Gibraltar has two Marinas, these include, Ocean Village Marina, and Queensway Quay Marina. One is positioned just north of Gibraltar Harbour, between the North Mole and the airport runway, Queensway Quay Marina is located within the middle section of the harbour. Queensway Quay marina is the the most southern harbour of the three marinas and has the advantage of being further west from Gibraltar International Airport meaning less noise and fuel odours.
Ragged Staff Wharf, as the quayside at Queensway Quay Marina is called is thought to be the oldest wharf in Gibraltar. While initially built by the Spanish, the wharf was further developed by the British in 1736, under the supervision of First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Charles Wager, with the purpose of providing ‘better victualling of men-at-war’. Ragged Staff Wharf also became the traditional landing place for newly-arriving Govenor’s of Gibraltar at the steps known as Govenor’s Landing – which are still in use as part of the Marina.
Queensway Quay Marina was a Taylor Woodrow development of a former Ministry of Defence site. Construction of phase one of the project, the Queensway Quay residences, just north of the naval docks,started in December 1990 and the marina opened between 1992 and 1994.The first three residential complexes were, , Queensway Quay, Cormorant Wharf, and Ordnance Wharf, In 2000, the marina changed ownership and later, it was enlarged by the construction of The Island, a 13,000 square metre breakwater on reclaimed land opposite Queensway Quay. Nineteen townhouses were built on the breakwater, each with its own swimming pool and 20 metre yacht mooring. The Sails is the most recent development at Queensway Quay Marina.
Queensway Quay Marina has 185 fully serviced berths and can accommodate up to eight 30 metre and two 40 metre boats. There are many facilities including a Laundry, restaurants and the Marina maintains a continuous listening watch on Channel 71; the call sign is ‘Queensway Quay Marina’. If you call on approaching, the marina Staff can allocate a berth.
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