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THAILAND: Further to reports that an international buyer has expressed serious interest in Royal Phuket Marina, chairman Gulu Lalvani has appointed JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group to put the award-winning marina officially up for sale. An expression of interest campaign closes at the end of this month (September). Read the full story on Inside Track at Safe Harbor acquires Grand Isle USA: Safe Harbor Marinas has purchased Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan. The inland waterway marina, which is a three-hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit is just minutes from Lake Michigan, has 400 wet slips and a drystack for around 150 boats. One of the key reasons Safe Harbor acquired the property is its proximity to another marina it owns. The company projects that this common ownership will help develop transient boating opportunities in the area. Grand Isle Marina is its second property in Michigan and its fourth in the Great Lakes region. Members install club pontoons UK: Walcon has supplied new walkways and pontoons for a major refurbishment at Poole Yacht Haven, Poole, Dorset. Club members have been undertaking installation since January this year. As the layout of the marina remains unchanged, existing piles are being reused. The four main piers at the 400-boat facility – the longest of which is 147m (482ft) – are being completely replaced and fitted with 163 new finger pontoons. New fingers are also being added to one of the walkways that runs alongside the inside of the breakwater. All the pontoons are Walcon System 2000 units, fabricated in aluminium and fitted with hardwood decking. Some System 21 equipment has also been supplied for areas where pre-existing pontoons have been used. WORLD NEWS IMBC – Note the Dates USA: The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), organised by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), will be held in Ft Lauderdale, Florida 25 th -27 th January 2017. The event will include a preconference marketing workshop, more than 30 educational opportunities including general and break-out seminars, a field trip and small group workshops. Over 120 industry suppliers will promote products and services in the associated exhibition. Come and talk to members of the Marina World team on Booth 421. Further information: imbc@ Cardiff yard expansion UK: The Marine Group, owners and operators of 350-berth Cardiff Marina and 160-berth Aberystwyth Marina, has expanded the size of its boatyard at Cardiff Marine Village to become the largest facility of its kind in Wales. Utilising an additional acre of land purchased from Cardiff Council, the company has effectively doubled its hard standing space for boat storage and is developing plans to increase its undercover workshops. Planning permission has also been secured to double the size of the existing drystack facility, which currently has racking for 110 vessels. - September/October 2016 9

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