Archive February 2021

Why should a superyacht choose Valencia?

Valencia, one of the most dynamic cities in Spain, is a recommended visit when in Mediterranean waters.

The city is perfectly connected, with most of its gastronomic offer, cultural sites and international airport located only 20min from the main marinas, making it a perfect destination for both yacht crew and guests.


Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, offers a great variety of cultural treasures, world-class restaurants, stunning beaches and plenty of entertainment.

The historic center of this Mediterranean metropolis will take your breath away, with buildings such as the Central Market, one of the most beautiful markets in Europe, and the Torres de Serrano where you can take in a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see is the City of Arts and Sciences, the world-famous cultural leisure complex designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

In addition, Valencia is best known for being the birthplace of delicious Paella and tasty Valencian horchata – a popular drink made of chufas, which are tiger nuts. Make sure you don’t leave the city without enjoying both things by the beach!


Valencia’s main marinas are located only 20 minutes by road from the international airport, city center and all gastronomic, sports, cultural and historical offerings, making this city a perfect yacht destination for both crew and guests.

Due to its strategic location, many yachts decide to choose Valencia as a winter base or standby port prior to departing for other destinations such as Palma, Ibiza or Gibraltar. This is usually a very cost-efficient option considering the city’s competitive berthing rates and low utility fees in comparison to other European Ports.

Valencia Mar

This marina is in a quiet, private and well-protected area of the city’s main port, offering round the clock access and security. It offers 18 berths for yachts over 60m and up to 120m.

All superyacht berths here are either on floating pontoons or fixed concrete, providing a lot of ease and safety in the berthing maneuvers.

Valencia Mar is located in a privileged environment, near the Natural Park of El Saler, a few meters away from the beach, 10 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the International Airport of Manises. They offer a very wide range of activities for the crew’s interest, such as paddle surf, scuba diving and even summer concerts with a view at their cozy terrace, called “La Barraquita”.

La Marina de València

Located next to the promenade of the Cabañal Beach, La Marina de València has become an emerging socio-cultural highlight in the city. Culture coexists with sports, tourism and gastronomy, in a waterfront complex that is already established as a district of innovation.

Among other facilities, this marina offers two docks: The Outer Dock and The Inner Dock, with more than 900 moorings and first-class facilities, able to accommodate yachts from 8 to 150 m.

Varadero Valencia Shipyard

Varadero Valencia is conveniently located in the Real Club Nautico de Valencia, just 15 minutes from the high-speed train station (AVE) and the international airport, and only 5 km away from the city center by public transportation or bicycle. This shipyard offers a team of highly qualified specialists and a comprehensive range of services for the repair and maintenance of yachts, in a facility of 28,000m² outdoors and a 400m² covered warehouse with room for yachts up to 45m.

All in all, Valencia is the perfect combination of the traditional and modern side of Spain, offering everything a yacht could need for its crew and guests on board.


Evolution’s office in Valencia is led by Cristina, Valencian native who has previously worked as a purser on board superyachts. She is an expert in all the current yachting and COVID-related regulations affecting this area and not only provides assistance in Valencia, but also in Alicante and Denia.

She knows the region inside out, and over the years has managed to build a wide and solid network of contacts making sure you’re in the best hands when visiting this area in the Mediterranean coast.

Evolution can also open and manage TPAs in the Valencia area and guide crew, management and contractors through the whole process so that yachts can benefit from this tax regime exempt of VAT charges on repairs and maintenance.

If you are interested in finding out more on any of the above information and more, please contact Cristina at

Post BREXIT yacht logistics between EU and UK.

Since the 1st January 2021 the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union and this not only affects the movement of people, but also the movement of goods.  We therefore would like to clarify the following points concerning the purchasing and transportation of goods/merchandise between the EU and the UK:

  • The UK is now referred to as a ¨third country¨ situated outside of the EU.
  • From now on, all goods traveling between the EU and the UK will be subject to Customs controls and payment of VAT, duties and possible inspections by customs authorities, meaning that all shipments required a commercial invoice detailing the contents, value and HS code (an international customs code).
  • For items being returned for repair, whether under warranty or not, in order to avoid paying taxes on the value of new goods we must request a temporary exportation procedure for the purpose of repair.

Instructions for goods with preferential UK/EU origin which are exempt from duties

Following the TCA (Trade & Cooperation Agreement) established on 24th December 2020 regarding rules for preferential origin, goods may be imported and exported to and from the European Union and remain exempt from the payment of duties if these goods originate in the UK or the EU.

In these cases the commercial invoice should be accompanied by a declaration including a detailed description of the goods as well as place, date, name and signature of the shipper.  If the preferential origin is not declared in the commercial invoice the merchandise may be held by Customs and it may be necessary to contact the recipient in order to obtain the proof of origin (a Certificate of Origin or commercial invoice for the goods, stamped by the Chamber of Commerce in the UK or in the EU respectively, may be required).  If the proof of origin is not provided, duties according to the standard rates will be applied.

Contact our Customs and Logistics Departments for guidance and assistance

Tel. (+34) 971 400 200

Clara Morón – Head of Logistics Dept. at Evolution