global overview 2018 In the Maldives, the centrepiece of plans for the nation’s largest resort, Crossroads, is its first dedicated leisure marina, which will cater for 30 vessels up to 60m (196ft) in length. The design was finalised and production of the pontoons commenced, with options for future expansion. Berths will include four 40m berths and a private jetty available for a 60m vessel. The marina was set to soft open last December and become fully operational in January this year with the first two of what will eventually be a nine island resort chain, including residences, convention space and marinas set to complete in 2029. Asia In Asia, SUTL Enterprise – owner of the One°15 brand – secured a ten-year management contract for an upcoming integrated marina at Sanshan Island in Taihu Lake, Suzhou, China. The project will comprise a private marina, yacht club, marina facilities and a potential clubhouse. The company has also secured a management contract in Indonesia for an upcoming integrated marina at Nirrup Island. This will be the closest resort island from Singapore and will offer clear waters and a full suite of recreational amenities catering to visitors in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Batam. The new marina will be constructed to the highest international standards and will occupy a total area of 4.7ha (11 acres), offer 112 berths (including superyacht berthing and facilities), an integrated club house, hospitality and leisure amenities, a sea sports centre, customs clearance and fuelling and bunkering services. In China, Sanya Serenity Marina was awarded Platinum Level 5 Gold Anchor accreditation under the Global Gold Anchor Scheme. The first to attain platinum status in the country, the CGI of the man-made islands that create a protected basin for Ocean Reef Islands Marina in Panama. marina has 325 full service berths, boat repair and maintenance and extensive resort facilities. And the 104 berth marina at Sutera Harbour Resort in Borneo, Malaysia also earned a 5 Gold Anchor. The marina can accommodate superyachts of up to 90m (295ft) in length and is popular with local boaters and western registered boat owners sailing through Southeast Asia. Details were revealed on several state-of-the-art marinas planned for the far east of Russia, in and around Vladivostok. There is significant support from local government agencies for the developments. Australia and New Zealand In Queensland, Australia, a marina was proposed for the North Harbour development in Brisbane. It includes 1,000 acres (404ha) of open space and parkland. And Scarborough Marina near the city opened phase one of its new covered drystack development. On the Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) embarked Porto Cervo Marina in northern Sardinia is now under Island Global Yachting (IGY) management. on a stage two development project using a 20ha (49 acre) site it purchased some years ago. When complete, at a cost of over AU0 million, the site will be able to accommodate large boats, including superyachts. It will have a 1,000 tonne capacity lift and undercover refit and repair facilities. And, in an important regulatory change, a new customs port at Southport Yacht Club now enables foreign superyachts and other international vessels to sail directly into the Gold Coast for customs clearance. Prior to this, superyachts had to clear customs elsewhere, which meant the Coast often missed out on the lucrative superyacht market. It is hoped this will lead to an increase in the number of superyachts clearing at Southport. In New South Wales, work advanced on the long-awaited AU.5 billion Waterfront precinct project. When the AU.7 million 270-berth Shellharbour Marina is completed, it will be one of the biggest marinas in NSW. The marina, with its two excavated harbour basins, ocean breakwaters, harbour revetments and boardwalks, boat ramp, hard stand and piled Walcon floating pontoons, will take boats up to 30m (98ft) in length. Elsewhere in the state, the 200-berth Empire Marina Bobbin Head became a 5 Gold Anchor Platinum rated marina, the first in the country to be Platinum accredited and one of only three marinas in the world at that time to have reached this level. In Sydney, Bellingham Marine Australia rebuilt Elizabeth Bay Marina. It now offers an extra 13 berths for boats of 12-15m (39-49ft). Final design work on a 186-berth marina at Kennedy Point Boatharbour at Kennedy Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, was expected to complete by the end of the year. 10 www.marinaworld.com - Suppliers & Services 2019/2020
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