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2018 July August Marina World

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WORLD NEWS Family marina built to harmonise MEXICO: Poralu Marine has completed a marina at the heart of Puerto Escondido Bay in the Gulf of California for the Salcedo and Hamann families (see Sponsored Feature p. 30 & 31 for extra details). Designed to harmonise completely with its spectacular natural surroundings, the project includes private pontoons and a marina for a total of over 100 moorings. Suntex expands marinas and clubs USA: Suntex Marina Investors has further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Hurricane Marina on Center Hill Lake in Silver Point, Tennessee. With the change in ownership, the marina received a new 25- year lease with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Hurricane Marina (right) has 600 wet slips (48 of which were built in 2015), 40 PWC slips and 25 enclosed boathouse slips. Vessels of 20 to 100ft (6 to 30m) can be accommodated. The company has also recently expanded its boat club and rental programme, announcing plans to Poralu worked in partnership with floating wave attenuator specialists Inland and Coastal Marina Systems; the first joint venture for the two companies in the Americas. Tenders in for Alimos GREECE: The directors of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) have ruled that eight investment schemes meet the eligibility criteria for the Alimos Marina tender process. Each tender will now receive Phase B (submission of binding offers) documents. Alimos Marina, situated southwest of Athens, is one of the largest marinas in Greece with 1,000 berths. HRADF also confirmed that the tender process for Pylos Marina in the southwestern Peloponnese is incomplete as no investment scheme submitted a binding offer. establish a new Suntex Boat Club at CrossTimbers Marina, just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This will be its ninth boat club location in the USA. Six new locations in northern California and Tennessee have also been secured for Suntex Watersports, the company’s boat rental programme. Club and rental fleets have been boosted by 300 new boats. Suntex now manages 46 marina properties in the USA. 6 www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2018

WORLD NEWS Mohammed al Mannaei, CEO P&O Marinas (seated left) and Aleco SMIP and P&O Marinas sign MoU Keusseoglou (seated right) at the signing of the agreement in Monaco. MONACO: DP World Group subsidiary P&O Marinas – manager of the Mina Rashid Marina project in Dubai – has finalised an agreement with Société Monegasque International Portuaire (SMIP) in Monaco to work on selected superyacht marina projects in the Mediterranean and around the world. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Monaco in May. Mohammed Al Mannei, CEO P&O Marinas and executive director Mina Rashid, commented: “By partnering with SMIP, we will complement each other’s experience to ensure the very best facilities feature high standards and innovative services that create long term sustainable value to clients, local communities and shareholders.” Mina Rashid, a project aimed at ultimately accommodating 20,000 yachts, opened last November with the first of three phases, Marina Cube. This is expected to be a new maritime tourist and entertainment hot spot stretching over 13km² (5mi²). Portland drystack opens UK: Dean & Reddyhoff has opened a new covered drystack at Portland Marina in Dorset, southwest England. Built by local contractors, the stack holds 150 boats of up to 10m (33ft) in length, is 19m (62ft) high and 84m (275ft) long. The racks can be adjusted to suit different hull shapes. The structure will be clad on three sides in the autumn this year. Dean & Reddyhoff chairman, Richard Reddyhoff, commented: “The drystack was part of the original plans for Portland Marina and we are delighted that it is now built and providing secure storage for more boat owners.” The building has freed up space for additional car parking and the construction of a new boatshed. Marina World partners with IBEX USA: Marina World is delighted to announce its new role as exclusive media partner for the Marina & Yard Pavilion at IBEX. IBEX (International Boatbuilders’ International Council of Marine Exhibition & Conference), the Industry Associations (ICOMIA). largest technical trade event of This aims to raise the international its kind in North America, is in its standing of IBEX by encouraging 28 th year. It attracts over 7,500 and facilitating increased recreational marine industry participation by ICOMIA members professionals and boasts nearly as exhibitors, speakers and visitors. 700 exhibitors. The Marina & Yard The partnership was finalised Pavilion (MYP), first introduced in June at the ICOMIA/IFBSO in 2017, will command a prime Congress, hosted in Berlin by the position at this year’s event, which International Marine Certification will be held 2 nd -4 th October in Institute (IMCI). Tampa, Florida. Expanded exhibition space, new education programmes and an increased international flavour are in the mix for the 2018 event including new country pavilions for South Korea, Australia, France and Italy. A further boost is assured following the signing of a collaboration agreement between IBEX co-owners – National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam – and the In addition to touring the show and the MYP, incoming marina professionals can attend Marina 101 ‘Walk the Docks – First Impressions’ (a four-hour industry introduction course) and/or attend the Tampa Area Marina & Boatyard Study Tour and visit five marina facilities. Full details and costs are available from imitraining@ marinaassociation.org Registration is now open for IBEX 2018 – find our more at www.ibexshow.com Oasis Marinas wins Wharf marinas contract USA: Oasis Marinas of Baltimore, MD, has been awarded a contract to manage all marina operations along the entire mile-long Wharf development in Washington, DC. The contract includes Market Docks, Wharf Cove, Washington Channel Moorings and the new mixed-use 200+ slip Wharf Marina, currently under construction by Bellingham Marine. “This is a huge honour,” said Dan Cowens, founder and CEO Oasis Marinas. “We have a great deal of respect for The Wharf’s development team and the vibrant community that they have created along the waterfront. At Oasis Marinas, we combine maritime expertise with hospitality experience to create a safe, fun and welcoming environment for guests. We look forward to working side by side with The Wharf as they re-establish Washington DC as a bustling waterfront city and premier destination for boaters.” www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2018 7

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