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The Future of Marina Services MARINA & YARD PAVILION METSTRADE 14-15-16 NOVEMBER 2017 RAI AMSTERDAM, NL VISIT US AT: STAND 05.312 Switch Supply On/Off Check my Account £ Make a Payment ! Tripped Power Alert ANOTHER WORLD FIRST FROM ROLEC • Boat owner can switch on/off their electrical and water services using their mobile phone OUR PARTNERS/ASSOCIATES • Boat owner can pay for their electrical and water services by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal using their mobile phone • Marina operator still has overall control of their entire marina’s electrical and water services via their office computer For further details see our videos at: www.rolecserv.com/marina/product/berthmaster-online Head office contact: t: ++44 (0) 1205 724754 f: ++44 (0) 1205 724876 rolec@rolecserv.co.uk www.rolecserv.com

Platinum launch with spa benefits UK: MDL Marinas has marked the next chapter of its ongoing £3.5 million transformation of Ocean Village Marina, Southampton (above), by launching a new Platinum Package to coincide with the opening of Harbour Hotels’ on-site luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa. Ocean Village has undergone an extensive redesign and refurbishment since 2015 as part of a five-year investment strategy World-class marina planned for Maharashtra INDIA: The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) is planning to build two landmark waterway projects in the state, The Times of India reports. A tender to build a world-class marina at Belpaur was set to open on 27 th September, to be developed by the MMB. There are also plans to develop a passenger water terminal to be developed by the MMC and the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (Cidco). The Belpaur marina will provide a waterfront of 1.8km (1mi), hosting floating restaurants, yacht clubs, aquariums and activities on land. The project plans are for a berthing facility (minimum 30 berths), shore fuelling, boat storage, boat launch facility, fuelling dock, water treatment plant, waste oil recycling, boat repair facility, walkway bridge, dry storage facility, waste management and battery recharge facility. The proposal says a total area of three acres (1.2ha) on the landward side will be provided to the developer for the marina facility. An additional 10,000m² (107,639ft²) will be provided for yachts and boats along the waterfront. The developer will be given permission to dredge the area. which will complete in 2020. The redevelopment includes the opening of new restaurants and bars; ongoing renovation of berthing facilities; and some reconfiguration for much larger yachts. The Platinum Package, unveiled at the Southampton Boat Show in September, marries MDL’s Freedom Berthing concept – which includes complimentary stays at over 100 marina destinations, free WiFi and fuel at cost – with full membership of the hotel’s spa and gym facilities. An exclusive concierge parking service is also set to be introduced for platinum members with each vessel being allocated a private car parking space. “Ocean Village embodies our ultimate marina experience, marking a new era for MDL Marinas which champions not just sailing but the plethora of associated leisure opportunities, from wining and dining, to retail therapy and spa days,” says commercial director, Dean Smith. The 85-bedroom luxury hotel has been designed to resemble a superyacht and is ideally positioned on the edge of the promontory projecting into the marina. Amongst many features, it boasts a spectacular destination rooftop bar and jetty restaurant concept. Irma devastates marinas in Caribbean and South Florida CARIBBEAN & USA: The combined impact of hurricanes Irma, Jose, Harvey and Maria has caused devastating damage across many parts of the Caribbean and USA. In the Florida Keys, docks and power were damaged at Epic Marina, at a cost of US0,000, The Triton reports. Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina is “too hazardous” for boats to return, The Miami Herald reports. Of 100 boats docked at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Florida, only a third remain. Other Florida marinas affected include St Augustine Municipal Marina, which sustained severely damaged docks, and Sundance Marine Marina, which was totally destroyed by Irma’s storm surge. To assist marinas in rebuilding, Governor Rick Scott issued a 30-day executive order to allow Florida residents or businesses to fix or replace existing authorised WORLD NEWS structures, such as piers, docks and seawalls, at single or multifamily homes or commercial marinas. A DEP permit will not be required and a fee will not be levied. In the Caribbean, severe or significant damage to marinas has been reported in St Thomas, St Barthèlemy, St Martin, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. International marina network, IGY Marinas, reported that six of its marinas were currently under repair. In a statement, it said: “Hurricane Irma has not only affected IGY’s marinas but also the Caribbean nautical tourism industry. Small business is critical to the overall health of the international maritime sector.” www.marinaworld.com - November/December 2017 11

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