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TALKING SHOP “As a finishing touch, we researched the historic colours of the building and re-painted to match. Then we added exterior lighting and new sconces to fulfil the new image,” O’Keefe reveals. Since opening last July, The Lighthouse has proved to be a popular location for reunions, birthday parties and weddings. Over 20 weddings were already booked for 2016 when Marina World went to press. A holiday building, available for hire, was also remodelled last year. Originally the harbourmaster’s quarters inside the marina building, it has been refurbished into a two-storey, fourbedroom house with two bathrooms, a formal dining room and full kitchen. Offering 2,400ft² (223m²) and sleeping up to ten, it is ideal for large families – or a single person looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway – and has received steady bookings. Modern services A relatively small marina, Glen Cove has 225 berths with sizes ranging from 25 to 55ft (7.6 to 16.7m) – up to 70ft (21m) with side-ties. The majority of visiting vessels are sailboats, ranging from 34 to 40ft (10 to 12m). Occupancy during the summer months is 90% and dips only slightly to 80% during the winter. There is a waiting list for various different sized berths. The marina has utility pedestals at each end of the dock entrances and in the middle of walkways, and all berths have their own, separate individual meters. The marina has a 24/7 pumpout system available to both visitors and transient boats for free. Each berth comes with a free, fresh water spigot and a lockable dock box. The marina offers free WiFi and mailboxes with delivery services for live-aboard tenants. Shower facilities are available for all, along with a laundry room. Dry storage is available to house boats and trailers. There are very few security issues, as the marina has implemented a Dock Watch Programme with boaters and hires a professional patrol company. In addition to staff on-site to assist guests, “we have an excellent rapport with the Vallejo Police Department, Coast Guard and the Solano County Sheriff’s Department,” O’Keefe explains. Off the beaten path In the local area, there are two other, larger marinas, approximately ten nautical miles from Glen Cove. “We have a good relationship with these marinas,” O’Keefe says, “and we share Magnificently and sympathetically restored, the multi-use lighthouse building is now a popular venue for all kinds of special events including weddings. mutual goals.” But Glen Cove is set apart from the competition by its rental facilities and unique landscaping. A “hidden gem”, Glen Cove is off the beaten path and surrounded by residential neighbourhoods. “I still become excited with the awe from visitors who never knew we existed and can’t help but be taken aback by the natural charm of the marina,” she says. Over the next decade, O’Keefe is aiming for Glen Cove to become the best small marina in the San Francisco Bay area. She is currently in the process of developing a charter business for 2016 and is excited to get this off the ground. O’Keefe started working at Glen Cove as the office manager six years ago. A year in, she took over the reins as harbourmaster. “This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities of my professional life; all the while learning about nautical rules, regulations, laws and the vast varieties of people every single day. I truly believe in Glen Cove Marina and I feel that has made all the difference in being able to invite and welcome people here.” Increase your business intelligence to deliver superior marina management. › Marina & Rental Management › Occupancy & Revenue Reporting › Haul Out Yard Management › Boatyard Management › Integrated Accounts Receivable and Payable › Integration with your Financial System › Visual Marina & Boatyard Maps › Leasing/Ownership Management › Ship Shop Point of Sale Program › Club Membership Management › Security Gate System Interface › Utility Meter Interfaces › 3rd Party Systems and F & B Interfaces › Multi Language User Interface Contact one of our regional agents to understand how PacsoftNG can transform your revenue management and growth. www.pacsoftmms.com 54 Pacsoft - Marina World Dec 2015 - Quarter.indd 1 16/12/15 3:16 pm www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2016

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