Mamen Ros Herrera has run the Cartagena marina since 2009.
This young lawyer is leading a project that situates the marina as among the best in the Mediterranean. In a few short years, and despite the current financial crisis, the port has become a reference point. Pleasure boats and mega yachts from all over the world, now dock in its harbour.
Olin J. Stephens, considered by most as the best naval designer of the twentieth century, wrote the following lines, which show the “poetic” way in which he thought about hardware:’ For me, a good boat height keeps the ends out of the water, without excessive freeboard amidships. The Watson and Fife yachts from the beginning of the century were beautiful but also functional.
Each day they arrive at the port, like seabirds. It is summer and now is when you see the most sailboats on the horizon. Sailors have chosen the Mediterranean, to best enjoy their trip. They know that, at the bow of their boats, they have a wealth of man’s history and culture, as well as places, islands and bays that are still full of mystery and promise.
The extraordinary growth and recognition that the Yacht Port Cartagena has enjoyed since its inception may surprise anyone who has not yet visited, or is unaware of the characteristics and distinguishing features that help make the marina a unique port for medium and large yachts, not only in the Mediterranean.