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Cap Cana inaugurates the Marina, one of the most complete and modern in the Caribbean

The First Lady of the Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, in an official ceremony, inaugurated the first phase of the Cap Cana Marina, in representation of the Chief of State.

This phase will have an initial capacity of 58 moorings for yachts of up to 60 feet.

More than 2,000 local and international guests, as well as civil, military, and religious authorities, participated in this ceremony.

April 28, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Cap Cana inaugurated the first stage of the first phase of its Marina, in the presence of the President of the Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, and his wife, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, civil, military and religious authorities, and more than 3,000 local and international guests, who were received by Dr. Ricardo Hazoury, President of the Board of Directors of Cap Cana, Abraham Hazoury, President of the Abrisa Group, and Fernando Hazoury, Executive President of Cap Cana, accompanied by the principal directors of Cap Cana.

The formal act of inauguration began at noon, after the blessing by the Bishop of Higüey, Monseignor Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez, and in the presence of Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Republic, representing the Chief of State, Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna.

Dr. Ricardo Hazoury, President of the Board of Cap Cana, welcomed those present, expressing his great satisfaction at the opening of the first stage of the marina, and indicating that besides expanding the services that Cap Cana has been offering up till now, it enriches the entire project with its natural beauty, the beauty of the boats and yachts, and the water sports and sailing activities that multiply the number of activities that the clients, members, and visitors can already enjoy in the project for their leisure and personal enjoyment. He added that with the opening of the Marina, operations also begin in the local business and services such as restaurants, well-known clothing stores, jewelry stores, crafts shops, and others. They immediately proceeded to cut the ribbon and unveil the plaque commemorating the opening of the marina.

Founders Cocktail

As part of the inaugural activities, a special cocktail was offered for the Cap Cana
founders, who were the first 60 investors who believed in the project when it was launched onto the market in 2001. The cocktail was held in the area of the swimming
pool of the Founders Building. The Founding owners with their families mingled with
other guests and Dr. Ricardo Hazoury, who expressed his appreciation and pleasure
with those who had trusted in the Hazoury Group, today Abrisa, when the land for this
project was virgin and the offering was based on a promise of realizations that today
show their great splendor.

Grand Show for Inauguration of Marina

As a conclusion to the day, Cap Cana offered a grand show designed especially for the occasion, with the participation of Juan Luis Guerra and his group in Concert, singing songs from his most recent work entitled “La llave de mi corazón”; the Santo Domingo Philharmonic, directed by Maestro Amaury Sánchez, presenting in their repertory some themes from Juan Luis Guerra; and the spectacular and world-famous Cirque Du Soleil , in a show created especially for the inauguration of the Cap Cana Marina, entitled “A Taste of Cirque Du Soleil.” A total of 83 artists on stage participated in the three shows.

More than 3,000 local and international guests enjoyed this grand event prepared by Cap Cana in appreciation for the trust expressed by its clients and associates. A display of fireworks and laser closed this grand evening, which will remain in the member of all those who attended.

Fishing Tournaments

To conclude the weekend of activities inaugurating the Marina, and with the participation of around 50 vessels Cap Cana organized a Fishing Tournament, which will serve as a precursor for tournaments that will be celebrated in the future in the Marina, which is destined to become one of the main international yachting and fishing destinations of the world.

The Marina, one of the most complete and modern in the Caribbean

The Cap Cana Marina is designed to be one of the most modern and complete marinas in the Caribbean, with a complete surface area of 1.5 million square meters. The central axis will be the Grand Canal (sixty meters wide and five meters deep), surrounded by luxury shops, haute cuisine restaurants, and five-star hotels.

For visitors to move around inside this canal, ecological boats called “vaporetos” or small steamboats will be used. The first of these vaporetos will begin to function in May, with a capacity to transport 15 passengers each.

The Cap Cana Marina will be the only full-service Marina within a radius of 400 kilometers between the Turks & Caicos Islands and Puerto Rico, for vessels of various sizes, including vessels over 150 feet (50 m.). It will also have a club that will offer all the services of a prestigious Yacht Club and all the comforts of a world-class resort, making its an International Yacht and Fishing Destination. At the conclusion of the final phase of the Marina, it will have capacity for more than 1,000 moorings for yachts of up to 250 in length, including mega-yachts.

Coastal Systems International, Inc., was contracted for the design of the Marina; Coasal is a prestigious North American firm of marina solutions with demonstrated expertise in the design and engineering of marinas.

The opening of this first phase of the Marina, with a surface area of 125,000 m2, will have initial availability for 58 moorings for yachts up to 60 feet. It will also offer services of a 5-star Marina such as immigration and customs services, electricity, cable television, telephone, Internet, potable water, sewerage discharge, oil discharge, and diesel and gasoline fuel service, among others. It will also have a commercial area with exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and various shops.

In addition, Cap Cana has opened a sales office in the Marina and will make available to the public a mooring rental service permitting rentals for periods of time of days, weeks, months, or years, always subject to availability.

About Cap Cana

Playing golf or sailing the sea at Cap Cana is a unique experience, given the innovative quality of tis design, its attractions, the tropical landscape, and natural surroundings of its location. Its name derives from the Latin word “cappa” meaning cape, because of its location on the chain of “La Majagua” capes between Engaño Cape and San Rafael Cape, and Cana because of the large number of cana palm trees on the project. With a surface area of 120 million square meters, more than 5 kilometers of virgin beaches with crystal clear waters and white sands, it is destined to become “The World´s New Great Destination.”

About Coastal Systems International, Inc.

An international Marina solutions firm of professional experts in design and engineering. It provides solutions to complex projects on the coast, from the analysis of the land to construction of the Marina.

Saraida De Marchena Kaluche - Public Relations Director - Cap Cana

Natalia Camarena - Public Relations Management - Cap Cana

Tim Blankenship is the Engineering Department Head at Coastal Systems International, Inc., located in Coral Gables, Florida. He can be reached via e-mail at:

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