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WORLD NEWS Premier unveils Noss on Dart plans UK: Premier Marinas is set to submit plans for the development of Noss on Dart Marina. The £75 million proposed investment in the site will be one of the largest infrastructure investments in the Dartmouth area for decades. Wellcome Trust company Premier Marinas acquired Noss on Dart in March 2016 after the previous owner went into administration. The site comprises 37 acres (15ha) of valuable foreshore and woodland but Premier’s CEO Pete Bradshaw insists that Premier’s overriding interest lies in the marina. “We are unlike traditional developers in mixed use sites of this type as we are first and foremost marina owners and operators. We approach this project with the aspiration to deliver the UK’s finest marina and the location certainly warrants that.” The detailed plans show a new marina layout for around 232 berths; a drystack for 100 or so smaller motor boats; 70 summer boat storage spaces – 100 in winter; and yard improvements including a new dock facility for lifting/ launching boats with a 75 tonne boat hoist. A hotel with 50 rooms, two restaurants and a spa are also planned. Work on the marina, hotel and boatyard will start first and is expected to take three years. This will be followed by construction of residential property, which will help to fund construction of a new quay wall, public slipway, hoist bay, bridge improvements etc. MYP builds at IBEX USA: Specialist pavilions including a new Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) have been introduced at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), which takes place this year at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, 19 th - 21 st September. Covering over 125,000ft² (11,613m²) of exhibition space and attracting over 650 exhibitors, IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event in North America and is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. The MYP has special support for its inaugural year from Bellingham Marine. Bellingham sponsors the ‘Beer Garden’ and offers a ‘Happy Hour’ from 4.00- 6.00pm. MYP attendees can also take advantage of the International Marine Institute (IMI) Marina 101 course and marina and boatyard study tour. Visitors can attend IBEX free of charge if registering by 16 th September. Further information: www.ibexshow.com Green light for Kennedy Point NEW ZEALAND: Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd has been given the go-ahead to build a 186-berth floating marina at Kennedy Point in Putiki Bay, Waiheke Island. An independent panel of five commissioners delegated by Auckland Council granted the project resource consent in May after a week-long hearing in early April. Tony Mair, the appointed developer for the new marina, noted that the panel approved the site in terms of its minimal environmental impact and believes that the decision made earlier this year to install floating attenuators as opposed to rock breakwaters further helped reduce any concerns. “With very little expert evidence put up in opposition, we were hopeful of a positive outcome going into the hearing,” he said. “In my 35 years of marina development, I have never seen a more appropriate site. The water is deep, avoiding the need for dredging, and the coastline is already modified. The design is also unique – like Waiheke – with all structures, including the car park, marina office, community building, breakwaters and marina fingers floating. These structures, to be manufactured by world-renowned company SF Marina in Sweden, will all be towed into place, mitigating a lot of construction noise and onshore disturbance.” The marina will contribute to the economic, social and cultural welfare of local people and have recreational and tourism benefits, according to Auckland Council consultant planner David Wren. In addition to the floating berths, Kennedy Point will have up to 19 pile moorings, 30 public day berths and storage for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. A marina office, visitor facilities, a meeting room and café, and a car park with up to 72 spaces are incorporated. Mair expects construction to take 18 months. www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2017 9

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