The government of Madeira, a Portuguese autonomous territory, has announced intentions to spend about €4.9 million (US$5.8 million) to renovate Funchal Marina, which is located on the island’s Atlantic coast, as part of its effort to attract more visitors.
Miguel Albuquerque, President of the regional government, told the local news website Expreso.info that the Funchal Marina would be transformed into “a place of excellence” that would be “an iconic, service-oriented space” and “a showcase for the city.” “The idea is to carry out a radical transformation in Madeira, in Funchal,” Albuquerque said.
With a total berthing capacity of 210 vessels, the Funchal marina was built in 1984. Restaurants, pubs, stores, and a petrol station are available in the surrounding area. As part of the following investment, the marina will be extended to include an additional 13 commercial spaces, which will consist of four restaurants, two bars, and seven shops.