They opened a new port for small boats in Č. Budějovice on the Vltava

Updates: 30.04.2022 13:46

České Budějovice – The Vltava River Basin in České Budějovice has ceremoniously opened a new port for small ships. It will be possible to come to the city on the Vltava near the center. Until now, small vessels could stand for a maximum of half an hour at the dock below Lanna Shipyard. The ceremonial opening of the dock took place during the Ship on Vltava Water event, which started the sailing season. A representative of the organizers, Vojen Smíšek, told ČTK.

“With the completion of the 255-meter-long mooring for recreational craft, a new port edge and access stairs of historic appearance have been created, which can be used by the public for leisure activities along the Vltava. interest in the construction already during the implementation, “said Petr Kubala, General Director of the Vltava River Basin.

The cost of building the dock was 26 million crowns. According to Kubala, interest in water tourism is growing. “That’s why we’re going against this trend. I’m very happy that the new berth has been serving the public since the start of this year’s boating season,” he said.

Interest in the Vltava waterway has been rising since 2017, when the lock chamber arrived at the weir in Kořensko. In 2021, a record 49,326 people on 11,953 vessels passed through the Vltava waterway in southern Bohemia from May to September. Between 2010 and 2017, the Directorate of Waterways (RCC) spent 1.8 billion crowns on navigating the river.

“The new berth is crucial for tourism, as it connects the so-called Vltava Trail with the city center. It will be possible to use the potential of tourists sailing on the river on houseboats, for example. service center operator, ”said Tomáš Polanský, director of the destination company Českobudějovicko-Hlubocko, which participated in the planning of this project.

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