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2017 May June Marina World

The magazine for the marina industry

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Setting a benchmark in Vietnam As an emerging tourist destination, Vietnam is enjoying increasing focus on waterfront development for both recreational and residential purposes. Developing marinas to support interest in yachting lifestyles and to attract visiting boats meets with the usual stumbling blocks found in countries with little or no legacy of recreational boating – but entrepreneurs can win through. Ana Marina in Nha Trang on the south east coast of Vietnam will be the country’s first world class marina, initially offering 60 berths for vessels of 20-40m (66-131ft) and extra wide berths for catamarans. Nha Trang is the most vibrant resort town in Vietnam with an outstandingly beautiful bay and a wide variety of beaches and islands. The town has an international airport, good road and rail connections and welcomes up to 4 million tourists per annum; around 50% of the national annual total. With a short rainy season and low typhoon risk, Nha Trang is enjoying rapid development and is further building on its position as a tourist destination of choice. Designed by Camper & Nicholson Marinas (CNM), Ana Marina features Marinetek pontoons and Plus Marine dockside equipment, all of which was selected via an international tender process. “With this team of local developers and international experts, Ana Marina sets the benchmark for marinas in Vietnam by meeting the highest and latest international marina standards,” says Ana Marina project manager, Ruurd van Putten. CNM provided the project feasibility and concept design; the development period design; general support services; commissioning; and operations and management support for the project. Marinetek has provided a range of berthing options for the first phase at two 200m (656ft) long x 4m (13ft) wide Heavy Duty pontoons equipped with open top cable channels and ‘super yacht bollards’. All berths have 2.7m (9ft) wide mooring fingers. Plus Marine is supplying and installing its HDPE Smart series pedestals with 16-250amp range, a Smart Cloud remote metering system, all piping and cabling, multipoint vacuum pump-out, portable fire pumps and safety illumination. Future phases will include a superyacht dock for six yachts up to 70m (ft) in length and an additional 100m (328ft) berth is under consideration. Landside development is equally comprehensive and includes: an atrium as a central meeting place and capitainerie; restaurant and club members’ lounge; swimming pool and children’s playground; yacht club bar and ballroom; gym and spa; sales offices; and a boatyard MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN CGI of Ana Marina showing the phase 1 development (Piers B and C) to the left. The superyacht mooring (Pier A) to the right is a separate phase. with hardstand, drystack, slipway and workshops. Ana Marina will be a gateway to excellent sailing waters and enjoy a strategic location between South East and Northern Asia with convenient connections to Hong Kong, Sanya, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Vietnamese ports. Developer Ana Marina Nha Trang Co Ltd – a member of Focus Vietnam Holdings – has a proven track record in the Vietnamese travel and leisure industry and is well aware of the potential of the Ana Marina site. Marinetek will also be flying the flag for Nha Trang. “We are privileged to contribute to the first international status marina project in Vietnam, opening up a new region and putting Nha Trang on the world’s yachting map,” says Marinetek South East Asia managing director Kristian Räme. “We are also pleased to be competitive with our regionally manufactured concrete pontoons and local project execution capabilities.” www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2017 19

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