The king of cruising catamarans lands at Marina Cala dei Sardi. It is the Lagoon 55, a splendid 17-meter sailing multihull produced by the French shipyard, which from 30 July to 1 August will be available to those who want to see and try it. In the previous days, however, the boat will be engaged in a shooting in the waters of the Costa Smeralda.
Naturally the choice of Cala dei Sardi, in the Gulf of Cugnana, where it is possible to test the whole range of Lagoon multihulls. The marina, in fact, is the main charter base of Nss yachting, the largest sailing catamaran and monohull rental company in Italy with over 140 units located among the various destinations in the Mediterranean. On the occasion of the event, Simone Morelli, patron of the Nss group, celebrates the 100th Lagoon catamaran sold and is in the running for the award of best catamaran seller in Europe for the third consecutive year. «Despite the crisis resulting from the pandemic – explains Morelli – boating is holding up thanks to the fact that the boat is one of the most protected and safe means to spend one’s holidays. Nautical tourism and pleasure craft, therefore charter and tourist ports, are important sectors and Sardinia remains one of the most popular destinations. About 30 companies operate on the island for a total of over 300 boats and 2500 beds, and in the triangle Cala dei Sardi – Porto Rotondo – Portisco there is approximately 20% of the entire national charter offer. Numbers that generate considerable induced activities for the tourism industry and events of this kind are an important showcase and a good opportunity for promotion for the area “.
Nss yachting, acronym for North Sardinia sail, is a company founded in 1998 in Sardinia as a charter company, initially with 7 sailboats and based in Portisco. Subsequently Morelli created the Marina di Cala dei Sardi in the Gulf of Cugnana, an eco-sustainable oasis equipped with all the services dedicated to the yachtsman and to those who want to spend their holidays on a boat in total relaxation, as well as a strategic point for navigating the coves of the coast. Smeralda, the Maddalena archipelago up to Corsica. Today Nss yachting is a leader in both the catamaran sale and yacht charter sector. In the workforce there are high-level professionals including skippers, moorers, sales managers, for a total of about 100 permanent and seasonal collaborators.