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Marina World HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, UK Editor Carol Fulford T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 F: +44 (0) 1621 855 867 E: carolfulford@marinaworld.co.uk Deputy Editor Charlotte Niemiec T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 E:charlotteniemiec@marinaworld.co.uk Advertisement/Commercial Director Julia Hallam T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 F: +44 (0) 1621 855867 E: juliahallam@marinaworld.co.uk Administration Manager Corinna Francis T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: corinnafrancis@marinaworld.co.uk Finance Manager Magdalena Charman T: +44 (0) 1403 733678 E: accounts@marinaworld.co.uk Advertisement Production Nick Hing T: +44 (0) 1323 490384 E: adstudio@marinaworld.co.uk NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE Sales Director Americas Philippe Critot PO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759, USA T: +1 323 660 5459 F: +1 323 660 6030 E: pcritot@marinaworld.com FRENCH OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Catherine Métais T: +33 6 60 17 75 81 E: catherinemetais@marinaworld.com ITALIAN OFFICE Advertisement Representative Ediconsult Internazionale srl piazza Fontane Marose 3, 16123 Genoa, Italy T: +39 010 583 684 F: +39 010 566 578 E: genova@ediconsult.com CHINESE OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Simon Ding Bridge International Holding, Rm. 401, Building A, No. 55 Jinyu Road, Minhang District. 201103 Shanghai, China T: +86 21 33231328 F: +86 21 33231366 E: simon@chcbiz.com Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. The 2018 US annual subscription price is 0. Airfreight and mailing in the USA by agent named Air Business Ltd, c/o Worldnet Shipping Inc., 156-15 146 th Avenue, 2 nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA. Periodicals postage paid in Jamaica NY 11431. US Postmaster: Please send address changes to MARINA WORLD, c/o Worldnet Shipping, Inc., 156-15, 146 th Avenue, 2 nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA. Subscription records are maintained at Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. Air Business Ltd acts as Loud & Clear Publishing’s mailing agent. Marina World is available on subscription at the following cost: 1 year (6 issues) - £80.00 Sterling (0) 2 years (12 issues) - £140.00 Sterling (0) No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, the copyright owners. Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2018 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Health check FROM THE EDITOR The 2017 Club Marine Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey report has been released – with a twist. The survey, first conducted in 2013, now provides extensive trend data over a six year period. This is an incredibly valuable resource. It doesn’t just tell Australian marina professionals where the industry is now, but enables them to look back at where they started and assess the journey. Author, Dr Ed Mahoney of the Recreation Marine Research Centre at Michigan State University, commented: “The 120 page report is one of the most, if not the most, scientific and practically relevant marina surveys conducted anywhere in the world. 25% of the known Australian marinas completed all three surveys over a six year period and this provides the rare capacity to compare various performance measures over time.” An exceptionally high 44% of Australia’s 320 marinas participated in the latest survey, which was undertaken for the Sydney-based Marina Industries Association (MIA). What did they learn? Key findings reveal: • Steady demand for marina boat storage, with national storage occupancy at 85%. • 38% of marinas have summer waiting lists for berth spaces. • 3% increase in supply to approximately 70,000 spaces. • Supply of 24m (77ft) plus berths grew 17% over this period. • Marina gross revenues were up significantly, increasing by 32% to AU.2 million. • For the 2016/17 period capital expenditure was on average AU0,000 per marina. • The average marina payroll has increased by 33% over the six year period. • Exceptional growth of 96% over six years in the number of contractors employed at marinas. According to MIA executive officer, Colin Bransgrove, this highlights the importance of marinas as valuable employment hubs within local communities. Over the six year period there has been a 30% increase in the number of marinas providing social or recreational programmes or activities for the general public, and investment in environmental protection has more than doubled. Bransgrove said “these trends reflect the industry’s growing role as a provider of community recreational, social and environmental services and leadership.” As employers of permanent, seasonal and occasional staff and contractors, protectors of the environment, and providers and organisers of leisure activities for the general public, marinas are valuable and integral to local communities. In Australia, marina operators now have some crucial survey evidence to prove to local people, local government and urban planners that they do far more than just ‘park boats’. Let’s hope that other national marina associations go the data-gathering route. Carol Fulford Editor The Club Marine Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey is available for purchase from the MIA – www.marinas.net.au NEW from Marina World: If you are looking to buy or sell a marina property – see p.60 If you are seeking professional marina staff – see p.54 www.marinaworld.com - September/October 2018 5

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