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WORLD NEWS METS 2014

WORLD NEWS METS 2014 beats yet more records NETHERLANDS: METS 2014 proved to be yet another record-breaking B2B success with 21,086 visitors and 1,358 exhibitors. The show attracted more international visitors (a rise of 6.5%) and more decision-makers (up 3%). The Marina & Yard Pavilion (MPY) shared in the upsurge in terms of exhibitors and visitors although ‘quality’ rather than ‘quantity’ was the watchword. “We feel there were fewer visitors than we received when we exhibited in the Swedish Pavilion but more relevant potential customers,” confirmed Lars Brandt of Seaflex. “We are committed to continuing to exhibit in the MYP in coming years,” he added. Ramon van Asselt of Orsta Marina Systems Nederland agreed that the MYP attracted “focused visitors” and felt they were “ready to do business,” and James Beaver of first-time exhibitor Moffatt & Nichol reported “some strong enquiries.” Proposals invited for New Melones USA: The Bureau of Reclamation has announced a business opportunity for marina concession development and operation at New Melones Lake, Calaveras County, California. Proposals from interested parties are invited. Reclamation envisages a new concession operation that includes a marina with fuel facility, wastewater pump-out, pleasure craft rentals, commercial houseboat rentals, slip rentals, private slips for houseboats and seasonal swing moorings. Additional services required include retail sales, overnight cabin accommodation, full-service RV sites, parking, dry boat storage and Ready for business in the MYP 2014. Virginie Segura of Poralu, France, commented: “The MYP was successful for us due to the discussions we had in terms of projects and partnerships. It would be a great idea to duplicate this event in other territories like Asia and the Middle East as markets are expanding in these regions and there is no appropriate show.” Lars Gunnar Odhe of SF Marina, Sweden, summed up as follows: “We really enjoyed exhibiting in the MYP at METS. We consider it to be the best show and meeting place in the world for our market.” METS 2015 will be held 17 th -19 th November in Amsterdam. marine mechanic services. Landbased support facilities will include paved and unpaved roads, a marina access ramp, toilets and landscaping. Some facilities will be provided by Reclamation. The deadline for proposals is 16th February 2015. For more about this business opportunity: www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/ newmelones/Marina/index.html PM Douglas endorses future for marinas ST KITTS & NEVIS: Prime Minister the Rt Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas (above) stressed the importance of marinas to the overall development of St Kitts & Nevis at a ceremony welcoming the first boat to dock at Christophe Harbour Marina. Dr Douglas pointed out the benefits to all nationals of attracting high-end visitors to the islands and encouraged them to think positively about Christophe Harbour and other future marina developments. “I urge Kittitians and Nevisians to begin to study and research the operations and needs of the yachting industry. I urge you, with imagination and insight, to identify the requirements of yacht owners everywhere, and then I urge you to equip and position yourself to benefit from the economic opportunities that this sector creates,” he said. Christophe Harbour Marina will be further developed in phases and is a designated port of entry for the Federation. “It will be equipped with Customs and Immigration services and will be accessible to all vessels,” Dr Douglas confirmed. 8 www.marinaworld.com - January/February 2015

Momentum builds for marine15 AUSTRALIA: The programme for marine15 – the three-stream international conference and trade exhibition to be held on Queensland’s Gold Coast 3 rd -5 th May – is being finalised. The associated exhibition space, marinex@ marine15, is also shaping up very well and looking to be the largest exhibition of its kind in Australasia. Topics within the marina stream will include new technology; berth occupancy versus yield; and drystack case studies. Obtaining development approvals for marina upgrades, expansions and redevelopments will be the focus of a special session led by Dr Kate Panayotou, principal consultant environmental management and communications at GHD. She will focus most particularly on the strategies and processes for effective stakeholders and community consultation. On the morning of 3 rd May, prior to the official opening, a special twohour forum will be held to address the needs of publicly run marinas. Strongly supported by various government agencies, this should prove to be an invaluable opportunity for marina managers to network and discuss ongoing concerns. Delegates will also learn more about the three best profit ideas submitted by marina industry professionals and vote for the best idea. Find out how to submit a best profit idea on www.marine15. com. The winner will receive AU0 to put towards an electronic device of their choice compliments of marine15 Platinum Sponsor, Bellingham Marine. The latest programme updates can also be found on the website including pre and post activities such as technical tours and other special interest meetings. Register now to secure early bird rates and book accommodation at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. The event is expected to attract around 550 delegates from 20 countries. Marina World Suppliers & Services Complete your FREE entry! New edition: MWS&S 2015/2016 If your company information was not listed in the 2014/2015 edition of MWS&S and you are a provider of equipment and/ or services to marinas, please complete your FREE OF CHARGE company profile on www.marinaworld.com WORLD NEWS Marina precinct funding approved NEW ZEALAND: Tauranga City Council and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have signed a heads of agreement that defines the main conditions and obligations for the million regional infrastructure fund investment in the Tauranga Marine Precinct project. The project, which will cost a total of million, will create a purpose-built marine servicing facility and related infrastructure at Sulphur Point. It will provide a base for a cluster of boat building and refit businesses and associated marine services, and will have a small area of associated marina berths. It is expected to provide jobs and significant economic value to the regional economy. Auckland-based marine consultant Phil Wardale has been appointed project manager and will split his Marina World Suppliers & Ser vices March 2015 - February 2016 A supplement to Marina World www.marinaworld.com Essential reference for marina and waterfront developers, planners and operators Companies with listings in MWS&S 2014/2015 will receive direct contact in the coming weeks regarding their entries and do not need to re-enter information. time between his consultancy work in Auckland and the Tauranga project. He was involved in the business case, which was successful in securing the council funding. “This project is looking to leverage the strong support from the two local authorities and the local marine community to create a unique facility in a strategic location,” he said. “The marine precinct will become a centre of excellence for marine activity and provide long term employment and economic development opportunities.” www.marinaworld.com - January/February 2015 9

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