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Canadian city approves C$2m overrun for floating dock system


Faced with spending C$2m more than planned for a floating dock system or a 42% reduction in available boat slips, the city of Windsor, Ontario has opted to stick with the original plan of adding an additional 12 berths to its Lakeview Park Marina.

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Gold Anchor scheme enters US market


A new collaboration agreement signed between the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) and the US west coast-based Marine Recreation Association (MRA) means that the internationally-recognised 5 Gold Anchors quality accreditation scheme has entered the US market. This transaction opens the door for the scheme to the world’s largest marina ...

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James Watt Dock Marina reports strong growth in SY visits

2019-11-19T10:23:00+00:00IBI , by David Robinson

Growing number of superyacht visits year-on-year

Maltese marina expansion project halted amid residents’ protests


The Authority for Transport in Malta has released a planning application indicating plans to expand the marina in Kalkara from 21,000sq m to as much as 35,000sq m. However, shortly after the plan was made public, local residents have forced the authorities to assure them that the marina will not ...

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Weatherford Capital makes third multimillion-dollar investment in Safe Harbor


Safe Harbor Marinas has received a US$41m infusion of cash from Weatherford Capital, the third multimillion-dollar investment from the Tampa, Florida-based private equity firm since 2017.

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Jersey plans £3.5m upgrade for St Helier marinas


Two major refurbishment projects valued in the region of £3.5m have been announced by the UK’s Ports of Jersey in respect of marina facilities in St Helier. The work will be carried out over the next two winter seasons so that disruption to yacht movement is minimal.

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F3 Marina breaks ground on “giant boat vending machine”


Two-years in the making and just a few months behind its original aggressive schedule, F3 Marina has broken ground on what will be the second fully-automated dry stack marina in the US.

New marina planned for German island


With plans to overhaul the marine infrastructure of Germany’s Heligoland island in the North Sea, local authorities are planning to build a new marina with more berthing capacity than the existing marina which currently accommodates around 120 boats.

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Greek government to convert small harbours into marinas


The Ministry of Tourism in Greece and Minister Harry Theoharis recently decided to investigate a plan to develop the country’s peripheral marinas, especially those on some of the smaller islands.

Marseille eyes new marina for 2024 Olympics


The municipal authorities of Marseille are deliberating on a project worth around €25m (US$27.5m) to build a new marina for the Olympic Games that are scheduled to take place in France in five years.


Tender call for Greek marina concession


Greece’s Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) today invited invitations from interested parties for a concession of at least 35 years at Itea Marina through an advertisement in The Financial Times. It is the latest move in the country’s privatisation plan for a number of marinas and tourist ports.

Brazilian group opens marina number eight


BR Marinas Group, the largest business group within its segment in Brazil, is to open a new marina in the historic city of Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Rio de Janeiro state. The investment is said to be worth some US$2.3m.