SEVEN new superyachts have berthed at Port Denarau, Nadi since the new marina extended its wharf in May.
Port Denarau business manager Cynthia Rasch said the extension had brought about a positive outcome for the marina.
"Since the extension of the wharf we've had seven superyachts that have come in, these being four 30-metre boats and three 50-metre boats," she said.
Mrs Rasch said work on the new extension of the marina ended in the middle of May and cost the company about $2 million to construct.
"It started just after the floods in April and took about three weeks to build."
She said businesses would benefit greatly from the new extension.
In May, 27,700 people visited the marina to get to the islands compared to the 19,860 that came in April.
The number of visitors is expected to surpass last year's annual figure of 336,000 with business owners already recording 260,000 visitors so far.
Work also involved the dredging of the Port Denarau Marina to increase its depth from 3.5 metres to five metres of the mean low water spring to allow deep-draft superyachts and small cruise ships into the port.
The project was commissioned by the local government in support of the growing superyacht industry.