The first new marina in 50 years has opened in New York city’s Brooklyn Bridge Park at the mouth of the East River. The US$28 million project is being developed and managed by Singapore-based SUTL.
ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina will have space for 100 boats from 30ft-200ft and include the expansion of the Community Dock, designed for recreational and education activities and the City’s largest waterfront access point. The marina is being touted as “accommodating everyone from a single kayaker to deep drafting, ocean-going yachts.
ONE°15 has installed what it describes in a company statement as “a robust system of wave attenuators” to reduce the size and energy of incoming waves. Located between the East and Hudson rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, New York harbor is known for challenging tides and sloppy water.
“The operational team at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina worked closely with engineers, architects and its Singapore-based owners to maximize the usage of this iconic location,” said John Winson, general manager of ONE°15 Brooklyn. The facility looks out over the Manhattan Financial District and is flanked by the Brooklynn Bridge and Governor’s Island.
ONE°15 believes the project will “singlehandedly remind New Yorkers that what once was a row of warehouses and logistics facilities now opens the boroughs’ waterfront for all to enjoy.
“ONE°15 is proud to bring to fruition the first new marina in New York Harbor in a generation and to welcome boaters to the calmest waters in the New York Harbor,” said Chairman and CEO Arthur Tay, the marina’s developer. “We were pleased to partner with Brooklyn Bridge Park and the City of New York to develop this outstanding marina, which will revitalize recreational boating in the New York City and offer a wealth of community programs.”