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Two Outstanding NSW Mid

Two Outstanding NSW Mid North Coast Marinas Marmong Point Marina Koolewong Marina For Sale By Expressions of Interest closing Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 4:00pm (AEST). Established passing income with high occupancy levels Well maintained facilities with impressive growth potential Marmong Point - 235 wet berths Over 10,000 sqm freehold land. Koolewong Marina - 71 wet berths Multiple value add opportunties Combination of freehold and long term leashold tenure Buy either or both marinas Richard Garland +61 412 630 530 | Anthony Pirrottina +61 402 666 093 |

MARINA CHAINS & NETWORKS Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin, is a hidden gem on US Lake Michigan. It is one of 14 marinas managed by F3 Marina. Growing and changing: “Our properties continue to change and evolve with various capital improvements designed to help meet the shifting needs of the market. Dredging projects and electrical upgrades help ensure we meet the needs of the trend towards megayachts in the marketplace. Marina slip reconfigurations, such as our current project at Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida further help us to be able to accommodate those larger megayachts that tend to have difficulty finding a place to berth their yacht, especially in the winter months. At its completion this fall of 2019, we will have slips available to accommodate megayachts up to 160ft [49m] in length.” Yacht Havens Group [Jonathan Cook, group marketing manager] Yacht Havens opened its first marina in England in 1972. Since then, the group has grown to include nine marinas and drystacks in England (Fambridge Yacht Haven; Plymouth Yacht Haven; Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth; Lymington Yacht Haven; and Haven Quay Lymington), Scotland (Largs Yacht Haven and Troon Yacht Haven), Wales (Neyland Yacht Haven) and the Netherlands (Jachthaven Biesbosch), totalling over 4,000 berths. Customer benefits: “We pride ourselves on being a small, familyowned company. As a result, the quality Superbly located close to the city centre of Rio de Janeiro, Marina da Glória is part of BR Marinas – the only network of marinas in Brazil. of our staff remains of high importance to ensure we’re able to deliver a first class experience to visiting and resident boat owners. This has led to our marinas winning numerous awards in recent years. Berth holders have a range of benefits available to them, such as sublet refunds while they’re away from their berth, flexible contracts with the freedom to move between our yacht havens, reciprocal berthing arrangements and a wide range of complementary services and discounts.” Biggest focus: “We continue to invest heavily in our core facilities and services, including installing newer pontoons with increased stability, upgrading our shoreside facilities and improving on-site security. We’ve invested heavily in a faster and more reliable WiFi service with better coverage, as well as installing EV charge points [and] worked hard to improve the atmosphere on-site by investing in the décor, lighting and aesthetics to provide an environment that feels safe and welcoming, 24 hours a day.” New demands: “Customer expectations have evolved. Historically, marinas were places to retreat to and to be away from the outside world. However, our relationship with technology has changed to the point that WiFi and phone signal is a necessity, regardless of your remote location. The same goes for the entire relationship that boat owners have with their marina. Owners now expect to be able to contact [us by] phone, email, social media, 24 hours a day, as well as being able to view the marina through a webcam and check live weather data at the click of a button. The boat ownership model is changing. We are working closely with local yacht clubs and cruising groups to support opportunities to bring new boating customers into the industry, as well as providing a range of new services to keep customers in boat ownership for longer.” Growing and changing: “As a business, we plan to diversify our offering to boat owners to make our yacht havens a full-service destination. We’ve already installed bike hire at many of our locations and we have a phased roll out plan to develop our eateries as well as exploring further accommodation offerings. We have also launched two boat clubs aimed at bringing new boaters into the industry by offering flexible use of a fleet of boats. Our Plymouth Boat Club (at Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth) and Lymington Boat Club (at Lymington Yacht Haven) have been successfully launched, with members having access to a fleet of high quality, professionally maintained boats.” - May/June 2019 29

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