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2017 May June Marina World

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Paphos project stalls CYPRUS: According to reports in Cyprus Mail, the Paphos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) has withdrawn its approval of the Poseidon consortium bid to develop Paphos Marina. PCCI president Andreas Demetriades told the newspaper that “on the basis of the financial statements [Poseidon] submitted, it was concluded that the terms and conditions of the competition were not being met.” It is understood that runner-up development company Pafilia has been called to submit paperwork to take over. The Poseidon consortium says the decision to reject the bid was “unlawful”. Poseidon intends to launch an appeal with the Supreme Court. 30 years of marina cooperation EUROPE: TransEurope Marinas, formerly Transmanche, is celebrating three decades of association. The group now has 73 member marinas and its unchanged maxims hinge on working in cooperation and offering a discount system to encourage berth holders to sail around the network. Julian Goldie (far right), owner of Tollesbury Marina, has travelled the world in the interest of promoting industry links and also dedicated time as an early TransEurope chairman. He expressed his pleasure at seeing the network’s successful expansion: “Tollesbury Marina has been an enthusiastic member and supporter of TransEurope Marinas since our joining in 1999,” he said. “We always really enjoy meeting up with other TransEurope members and exchanging experiences, as well as new best practices. The additional benefit of membership is also much appreciated Careful planning for MYH expansion UK: Mylor Yacht Harbour (MYH) near Falmouth, Cornwall, has begun a widespread consultation into a small and sensitive extension (outlined above) to its existing marina. Both formal and informal consultation processes are being held well in advance of MYH submitting a full planning application for a scheme that could provide berths for 30 extra boats. This will meet customer demand whilst supporting the future sustainability of the harbour, the related services and the associated employment it provides. The historic harbour is a thriving by our berth holders, who are encouraged to get out sailing from port to port. It is thrilling to have watched the membership grow to include over 70 marinas, now located all over Europe.” Current chairman, Jean-Michel Gaigné (above left), manager of Saint-Quay Port D’Armor in France shared his satisfaction in reaching this milestone: “One of TransEurope Marinas’ greatest strengths has been the group’s faith in cooperative activity; almost counter-intuitively helping to promote other marinas and encouraging our berth holders to set their sails for distant shores! Now, WORLD NEWS marine centre with high demand for services. Managing director, Neil Salter, stresses that the £1 million+ expansion will not have negative side effects on its appeal. “The extension we’re proposing is fairly modest,” he says, “and we anticipate that it would enhance the site whilst not changing the views, the ambience or making any significant demands on either the environment or the shore-side infrastructure.” when reports about sector decline are bolstering everyone to find innovative solutions to buoy boating practice, I am especially proud of our members for being pioneers of the sharing economy within the marina industry.” Associated marinas are positioned at a minimum distance of a day’s sail in order to reduce competitive conflict and agree to maintain services at a level that inspires a ‘home from home’ welcome. Further information: www.transeuropemarinas.com www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2017 11

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