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WORLD NEWS Tingdene buys Hartford Marina UK: Tingdene Marinas has completed its acquisition of Hartford Marina on the River Great Ouse in the heart of the Fens. It is the ninth marina to join the Tingdene network of inland havens that now extends across the Thames, Wey, Severn, Norfolk Broads and the Fenland waterways. Located in Wyton, Cambridgeshire, 200-berth Hartford Marina can be accessed from the coast via The Wash or from the canal network via the River Nene and Middle Levels. The marina offers a full range of services including a workshop, chandlery, fuel, gas and pump-out. The onsite Tingdene Boat Sales office offers used motorboats and narrowboats as well as new vessels. Tingdene Marinas operations director, Steve Arber, is delighted that Hartford has joined the company portfolio. “We specialise in offering marinas in stunning locations with great facilities and service, so Hartford Marina is a brilliant match for what we do,” he said. “There have been some notable people involved in the marina since it was created in the 1960s and we will build on their legacy using the experience and resources available to us within the Tingdene Group. This will ensure a successful future for this important facility on the River Great Ouse.” Three contracts for SG Marina USA: SG Marina, the marina management division of Siegel-Gallagher Management Company, has been awarded new management contracts for marinas in Waukegan (Illinois), Egg Harbor (Wisconsin) and Rochester (New York). John Matheson, COO for SG Marina welcomes the contracts as opportunities for the company to build Keppel Bay wins 2016 Jack Nichol Award SINGAPORE: Marina at Keppel Bay, designed by Bellingham Marine, has become the first marina in Asia to win the PIANC Marina Excellence Design Jack Nichol Award. The award is administered by PIANC’s Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom) and is judged by a committee that includes International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) members. Elio Ciralli, chairman of PIANC RecCom, said the decision to give the award to Marina at Keppel Bay was unanimous. “It takes appreciation for the environment and a thorough understanding of the engineering requirements to ensure that a marina is properly planned, sited, laid out, protected and built – all of which are embodied by Marina at Keppel Bay,” he said. Setting new standards in marina construction and services, Marina at Keppel Bay’s floating concrete pontoon system, designed and built by Bellingham, can accommodate 168 yachts, including superyachts of up to 86m (282ft) inside the marina. The marina also features Singapore’s first individual pontoon berthing structure for superyachts and the first modern reticulated vacuum pump-out system. Everett Babbitt, president and CEO of Bellingham Marine, said: “It is an honour for one of our projects to be presented with PIANC’s prestigious Marina Design Jack Nichol Award, which focuses on the technical aspects of proper marina design and layout. I can think of no greater accolade that to be affiliated with an award that pays tribute to the late Jack Nichol and his work in the marina industry.” Marina at Keppel Bay general upon the local charm and strengths of each of the marinas, improve the visual appeal and overall levels of service to boaters, and add programmes that promote nearby restaurants, shops and attractions as marina amenities. “We work to integrate the marina with the local community and that synergy benefits the boaters, marina and area,” he said. “Strong marketing, exceptional service and a focus on publicly owned marinas are strengths that have made us successful.” ICOMIA representative Roberto Perocchio (left) and PIANC representative Peter Jansen (right) presented Trevor Fong of Marina at Keppel Bay (centre left) and Gary Charlwood of Bellingham Marine (centre right) with the 2016 Jack Nichol Award at a ceremony held in April at the Asia Boating Forum. manager, Trevor Fong, added: “We are proud to have partners such as Bellingham Marine who have provided Marina at Keppel Bay strong support and expertise in building and designing a world-class pontoon system. The quality and spacious pontoon infrastructure has contributed to the marina becoming a much sought after berthing facility in Singapore.” Marina at Keppel Bay is located on a privately owned island and is part of the Keppel Bay waterfront precinct. Waukegan Harbor is in need of a more up-to-date management approach in order to live up to its opportunity to make a much larger contribution to the local economy. The Marina at the Port of Rochester is a brand new 84-slip marina, designed by Edgewater and built and owned by the City. Egg Harbor Marina has 83 slips and was completely rebuilt about five years ago. SG Marina now manages more than 2,500 slips at publicly owned marinas. - May/June 2016 17

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