The Polish municipality of Puck, located on the shore of the Baltic Sea, has signed a deal to expand its marina’s capacity with 98 new berths and overhaul the facility as part of a project worth PLN 20m (US$5.5m).
Portland, Maine is hoping its new Fore Points Marina will further transition the city from a provisioning layover to a destination. When the 150-slip luxury marina opens in May, it will be able to accommodate 15 superyachts with an “unlimited” maximum length.
Three boats sunk and several others were damaged when wet, heavy snow collapsed the roofs covering two boat docks at West Bay Marina in Olympia, Washington.
Port Louis Marina, on the island nation of Grenada, is set to begin expansion plans this spring with a larger, renovated facility ready for use by August.
Greece’s privatisation agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), is moving forward on two more marina privatisation projects in Mykonos and Rhodes. The news follows the acceptance, earlier this year, of an improved bid for Chios Marina. Meanwhile, the finalisation of the Alimos Marina privatisation is still awaited.
Salerno, Italy-based Marina d’Arechi says it received over 100 expressions of interest for berth space from Northern European boaters at the recent Düsseldorf Boat Show.
Auckland’s marine infrastructure is to receive a NZ$100m boost with plans to develop a new refit facility located at Site 18 in the city’s Wynyard Quarter. The new facility is expected to create a boom in marine jobs and deliver significant marine and tourism spending.
Plans by the Isle of Wight Council in the UK to manage maritime-related resources are presenting a number of challenges. Projects in Cowes, Ryde, Ventnor and Newport are all presenting specific difficulties or opportunities.
The ICOMIA Marinas Group has developed a policy paper giving recommendations to governments and investors worldwide on marina lease tenders.
A three-month, US$400,000 dredging project to deepen the entrance to Fort Pierce City Marina in Florida following Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016 and 2017 has opened the marina to larger boats and is using the removed sand for the Indian River Lagoon Island.