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GLOBAL REVIEW 2015 After years of waiting, Egyptian company Orascom said it would invest €220 million in the construction of Makronisos Marina at Ayia Napa in Famagusta, Cyprus. The overall plan includes a marina for up to 713 boats of 10m (32.8ft) and above and accommodation for 150 smaller boats in a vertical drystack. A threeyear timeline from groundbreaking to completion is now anticipated. Finally, ACI Marina Cres, located in the centre of the island of Cres in the northern Adriatic, was refurbished by Croatia-based Marinetek NCP. The external fixed pier was renovated to provide five additional outside berths for yachts up to 50m (164ft) in length. The marina now offers 476 berths for a variety of vessel sizes. New offerings in the Middle East Developments also geared up in the Middle East. Kuwait property developer La’ala al Kuwait opened its first marina at the massive 4,700ha Sabah Al Almad Sea City project in the south of the country. The 408 berth marina was 18 months in the making and is the first of four marinas – either under construction or at advanced planning stage – offering new berths to the Kuwait market. The marina is the largest in the country and will receive boats up to 10m (32.8ft) in length. Facilities include water and power to every berth. Plans were announced for the development of Meydan One, a new 3,671,000m² leisure, residential and hospitality destination in the heart of Dubai. It will be home to more than 78,000 residents and feature the 711m (2,332ft) high Dubai One tower, the Meydan One Mall, a civic plaza, 4km (2.48 mile) canal and 100 berth marina. It is scheduled to complete before 2020. ART Marine Marinas was appointed supervisor for the management of Ayla Marina in Aqaba. The Ayla project is a 430ha tourism development strategically located on the pristine Red Sea shores close to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It comprises recreational and residential communities around a series of man-made lagoons. These will have 294 berths in the final phase and accommodate vessels up to 40m (131ft) in a mix of permanent berths for residents and temporary berths for visitors. Asia goes world class A five-year, five billion Baht (US0 million) investment plan was announced by Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand. CGI showing The Marina at Christophe Harbour, a luxury Caribbean megayacht marina in St. Kitts. Called Destination RPM, it will include a first-of-its-kind water facility and marina expansion, with a 250 boat drystack system. Australia’s Superior signed an MoU with South Korean company Scotra, an established components manufacturer that has successfully diversified into the pontoon and marina sector. Superior said it anticipated working with Scotra on several new marinas in the Busan region in the next two or three years. In China, Poralu Marine replaced an old marina at Fisherman’s Wharf in Macau as part of an ongoing project spearheaded by Macau Legend Development. The marina complements a 5-star hotel, convention centre and international recreational area. Towards the end of the year, plans were announced for two marinas at Mandwa and Belapur, on the Maharashtra coast of India. The facilities are intended to help ease congestion and minimise potential security threats at the over-subscribed anchorage near the Gateway to India in central Mumbai. Additional marina sites were also discussed. In the Seychelles, Eden Marina commenced work on an additional 45 berths at the Eden Island development while, in the Maldives, SilverCent Private signed an MoU with Dubaibased ART Marine Marinas to develop a world class marina. The facility will Artist’s impression of the marina basin at One°15 Brooklyn Marina in New York City. 26 - January/February 2016 MW2016JanFeb.indd 26 05/01/2016 09:34:17

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