This year the marina in the Old City Harbour at the heart of Tallinn was called by yachts from 21 different flag states a total of 1 529 times, mostly by Finnish yachts. More exotic flag states were India and US Minor Outlying Islands.
“The official conclusion of the yachting season was on Wednesday when it was already snow on shore,” said marina master Kalle Kuus. „The majority of the calls – 1 261 – were made by vessels sailing under the Finnish flag.” Apart from Finns, Tallinn was most often the port of call for yachts from Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Baltic Sea countries were also represented by yachts from Russia, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, according to the marina master. „We also had visitors, for instance, from Italy, France and Switzerland and hosted yachts from such remote flag countries as India, Australia and US Minor Outlying Islands.
Visiting yachts brought to Tallinn a total of 5 128 passengers. The most popular month was, of course, July when the marina was called by 635 yachts with 2 075 people on board.
Marina master Kalle Kuus says that what was particularly satisfactory in the season that lasted from May 1 until October 31 was that there were more yachts and passengers. “The fact that we hosted 45 yachts more than last year shows that yachtowners have become used to our marina that has been operating two years and are happy to visit this centrally located marina also in changeable summer weather,” said Kuus.
All in all, the Old City Marina has mooring space for 110 yachts and is home port for 43 vessels that sail under the Estonian flag. Yachtowners in the marina offer residents of Tallinn and other visitors their services including tours on the Bay of Tallinn and to small islands.
The premises of the Old City Marina are located in the former Passenger Terminal C. Visitors may use a sauna, washing facilities, dry clothes, prepare their own food or simply relax. The Old City Marina shares the same building with Sadamaturg that mainly offers vegetables, agricultural produce and meat products grown in Estonia.
The marina that is part of Old City Harbour has become popular thanks to its location right at the heart of Tallinn offering visitors who arrive by sea everything they need.