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GLOBAL REVIEW 2017 Motuoapa Marina on Lake Taupo in New Zealand was radically redesigned to create a great public resource. high-end services and crew facilities. In New York, one of the first major inter-coastal waterfront revitalisation projects for the city of Buffalo, New York, was completed in just over a year. Lake Erie Marina is now the largest full-service marina in the New York State Parks system, with 1,063 slips. The refurbished marina also features a new fuel pier and courtesy docks with ADA access; modern fuelling stations and a new ship store; a new PWC dock; a renovated fullservice restaurant; renovated on-site operations, management and boater services office; and a 400ft (122m) long attenuator at the mouth of the harbour. In Central America, IGY Marinas took over ownership and management of Red Frog Beach Marina in Panama, which currently offers 12 megayacht berths and can accommodate vessels in excess of 300ft (90m) lengths. Guests can enjoy the amenities of the associated resort and spa; shuttle bus access to a beachfront restaurant; and an impressive line-up of recreational activities. IGY is exploring plans to Marina Projects took over management of James Watt Dock early in 2017 and has already improved infrastructure. add on-site food and beverage outlets. Finally, in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, a new outer marina opened at Nanny Cay in Tortola. When fully complete, it will almost double the dock facilities to 300 slips, split between the inner and outer marina. The 6.5acre (2.6ha) outer marina peninsula will also have eight new condo blocks, each with three four-bedroom and four three-bedroom condo units; enhanced walkways and recreation areas; a new restaurant; gym and wellness centre; a new commercial retail and service space. Many marinas in the Caribbean, Florida and the Gulf Coast were affected by hurricanes Irma, Jose, Harvey and Maria. Damage varied widely but impressive efforts were made to affected marinas to restore business swiftly. Middle East typically ambitious A 310-berth marina was completed in Al Fintas, Kuwait, while Bahrain Marina Development Company unveiled the master plan of Bahrain Marina, scheduled to complete by 2020. It includes a 5-star hotel, serviced hotel apartments, seafront hotel villas and a residential tower with freehold apartments. It will boast berths for vessels of various sizes. The jewel of the year was undoubtedly the plans for Dubai Harbour. Styled as an iconic waterfront destination that extends over 460 acres (186ha), it will include a 1,400-berth marina as well as a cruise ship port and terminal, a shopping mall, events arena, luxurious residential buildings, hotels, offices, retail stores, restaurants, cafés and the Dubai Lighthouse. Expected to be completed in four years, the destination will expand Dubai’s mooring capacity by nearly 50% from its current 3,000 berths and will offer moorings for vessels up to 85m (279ft) in length. Also in Dubai, APCC Piling won a US million contract to build six marinas in ‘Deira Islands’. The marinas will have a total of 614 berths for yachts up to 60m (197ft) in length - January/February 2018 21

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