|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.
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.
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
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
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
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