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2018 March April Marina World

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WORLD NEWS ‘Rolls Royce’ marina for Ritz Carlton BAHRAIN: Poralu Marine and its Middle East partner United Marine Trading (UMT) have completed a luxurious 36-berth marina for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Manama, the capital of the island kingdom of Bahrain. The quality installation, which was designed, manufactured and assembled in just a few months in 2017, replaces a dilapidated system. Poralu and UMT delivered 1,000m² (10,764ft²) of aluminium pontoons and fingers to accommodate boats of 8 to 20m (26 to 66ft) in general – a 27m (88ft) vessel has also made the marina its home port. All floating elements are decked using Ecoteck and related accessories, such as utility points for water and electricity, fire extinguishers and buoys were provided. Marine & Property buys fourth Welsh marina Ministry awards Paralimni concession CYPRUS: UK-based Marina Projects has announced that PMV Maritime Holdings has been awarded the concession to develop Paralimni Marina. The agreement was signed in January by Mr George Lakkotrypis, the Minister for Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism at the Paralimni Municipality in the Famagusta District. Paralimni Marina will be developed by PMV Maritime Holdings in association with Marina Projects, which has been working alongside the directors of PMV since the announcement of the concession contest in June 2015. Marina Projects produced the concept design for the winning bid and will be actively involved as the development is taken through the detailed design and construction stages. Following completion, the company will also be engaged for the ongoing management and operation of the marina. The Paralimni Marina scheme is a mixed use waterfront development incorporating 195 apartments, 27 commercial units, a yacht club and visitor facilities, together with a 300- berth marina for vessels up to 25m (82ft). Due to be fully operational in 2021, it will be the first dedicated leisure marina on the attractive Protaras coastline and will benefit and support the growth of nautical tourism in the region. UK: The Marine & Property Group has purchased 450-berth Burry Port Marina in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The marina complements the company’s existing marinas in Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Port Dinorwic. The acquisition follows on from a successful water injection dredging campaign carried out by the company at the marina to improve access in and around the harbour. The Marine Group worked closely with Carmarthenshire Council and presented a long-term investment programme to develop the “The strength of Poralu Marine, which puts our brand at the height of quality, is our ability to perfectly incorporate personalised equipment like Ecoteck decking and coloured fenders with urban décor to create unique combinations. This is the reason our client was able to tell us we had built ‘the Rolls Royce of marinas’,” explained Benjamin Violet, manager of the Poralu Marine office in Dubai. marina. Plans include a rolling dredging programme, new marina buildings and a bar/coffee shop. As part of the agreement, the dock walls will be renovated by the Council. Marine & Property Group director, Christopher Odling-Smee, said: “We are excited to be working closely with Carmarthenshire Council to develop Burry Port Marina into a first-class facility and a sustainable destination, alongside their greater initiative to develop the landside area adjacent to the marina. The planned creation of a leisure quarter and residential development will greatly complement our plans for the marina.” 6 - March/April 2018

Marasi Marina launched at Dubai show UAE: Dubai Properties used the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show as the launch pad for Marasi Marina, the first of four marinas planned for the Marasi Business Bay project (see Marina World Jan/Feb 2018). As of January this year, the 157-berth members-only marina has been managed entirely by ART Marine. Opening in time for the 2018 yachting season, Marasi Marina has eight interconnected architecturally-themed floating concrete piers supplied by Bellingham Marine partner Septech and anchored by Seaflex. The pontoons incorporate palm trees, complete with irrigation system. Speaking at the launch, Raed Al Nuaimi, the newly-appointed group chief executive officer of Dubai Properties, said: “Marasi Marina offers a picturesque backdrop to the much-anticipated waterfront living community that is taking shape in the middle of Business Bay. We take pride in delivering phase one of our vision No to Mangles Bay, yes to Rockingham? AUSTRALIA: The controversial Mangles Bay Marina and associated residential plan in Perth, WA, has been abandoned largely because of environmental concerns. Conservationists were most particularly concerned about the impact of fish breeding and feeding grounds for a special colony of ‘little penguins’. WA Planning Minister Ms Rita Saffioti made the decision. According to reports in The West Australian, however, the nearby proposal for a 500-berth marina and retail centre in Rockingham is garnering good support. of transforming the 64-million square foot area into a vibrant, urban lifestyle destination and we will continue to add new experiences for residents and visitors, with the aim of strengthening Dubai’s reputation as a global city of the future.” Bruno Meier, chief operating officer at ART Marine, said the company was proud to be partnering with Dubai Properties on one of the world’s most ambitious yachting hubs. He described the Marasi Marina management contract as “the next chapter of growth for ART Marine, further expanding our portfolio of nine existing marinas in the Arab region.” Although a formal development application was not filed as Marina World closed for press, the Port Rockingham Marina already has environmental approval. WORLD NEWS Safe Harbor buys marinas in Palm Beach USA: Old Port Cove Holdings (OPC) of North Palm Beach, Florida, is selling its portfolio of Palm Beach County assets to Safe Harbor Marinas. The sale includes three fullservice marina properties – Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach Marina and New Port Cove Marine Center. Cumulatively, the marinas can accommodate nearly 650 vessels ranging in size from 20ft (6m) day boats to 200ft (61m) megayachts. The sale also includes the Cove Plaza office/retail complex and Sandpiper’s Cove restaurant and bar. OPC president Richard G. Morgan said “the entire OPC team is thrilled and excited to become part of the Safe Harbor family.” As owner/operator, OPC has been a leader in the marina industry in the Palm Beaches since the early 1970s. Over the years, it has replaced all the docks at each of the marinas while keeping the environment and a boater friendly approach in mind. “The Old Port Cove team and their first class collection of assets are a great addition to our evergrowing portfolio,” said Jason Hogg, senior vice president of Safe Harbor Marinas. “We understand just how special these assets are and we are committed to see them grow and thrive for years to come.” Safe Harbor Marinas claims to be the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. - March/April 2018 7

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