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WORLD NEWS WMC 2016: Register now! Sponsors confirmed Chatham up for expansion UK: MDL’s Chatham Marina on the River Medway in Kent is to undergo a £500,000 expansion to include the addition of 54 new berths. The new pontoon will be positioned close to The Historic Dockyard, an 80- acre site which houses museum galleries and historic warships. Michael Glanville, group head of operations for MDL Marinas, commented: “The marina is at the heart of a multi-million pound leisure and retail development, so it made sense Ardent to sell d’Albora Marinas AUSTRALIA: Ardent Leisure, owner of d’Albora Marinas - Australia’s largest marina group – has placed the marina portfolio on the market. The decision is consistent with the company’s focus on its core business interests and enhanced capital management plan. Comprising seven premium sites in Victoria and New South Wales, including three marinas in Sydney Harbour, d’Albora Marinas has over 1,300 berths, plus water and land leases. There are substantial development opportunities at a number of the sites. The portfolio value has recently been boosted by a AU.5 million refurbishment at The Spit in NSW to position the site to accommodate for us to invest in these additional berths and the pontoon to accommodate the extra interest coming into the area. We look forward to showing prospective berth holders around the site.” Chatham Marina is also well positioned for local cruising and for longer trips to mainland Europe. superyachts up to 36.6m (120ft). The d’Albora Marina business is reportedly worth about AU3 million on a carrying value and AU8 million on property book value and has a reputation for premium service and key locations. McVay Real Estate has been appointed by Ardent to run the sales process and significant interest has already been fielded. NETHERLANDS: Registration for the 2016 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (WMC), to be held in Amsterdam 17th-19th November, is open on www. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the two-day conference, which adopts the theme of ‘the future of marinas in a changing world’. More than 30 speakers will give insight on topics such as marina development, regulations, financing and innovations. Organised by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and the HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, WMC 2016 is keenly supported by leading industry companies. Marinetek (Finland) is the sole platinum sponsor; Seaflex (Sweden) is gold sponsor; and Roodberg (Netherlands) and Marina Planet (Italy) are silver sponsors. “The future of marinas in a changing world is a captivating topic,” says Kristian Räme, Marinetek vice president international sales. “Marinetek wants to support and promote this gathering to help it become an interactive and beneficial forum between clients, key influencers and the marina industry. When outlining the future of marinas, it is essential to include the views of end-users, marina owners and those of the waterfront developers.” Marina World is the media partner for WMC 2016. Correction The photo of Newport Beach Marina Park, CA, USA, published in our March/April 2016 issue should have been credited to Dan Herman, Rabben/Herman Design Office. We apologise for the oversight. - May/June 2016 9

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