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Alimos tender awarded WORLD NEWS GREECE: Aktor Concessions has been awarded a 40 year concession to run the marina at Alimos. This is the first concession tender events facilities will be added. process for a marina that has been put HRADF executive chairman, to e-auction process by the Hellenic Aris Xenofos, commented: “The Republic Asset Development Fund signing of the concession agreement (HRADF). The value of the agreement for the Alimos marina, under the amounts to a total consideration of at unprecedented conditions of such least €177 million, including an upfront an international economic crisis, fee, an annual concession fee and a underlines our firm commitment to our revenue-sharing percentage of the development target, the restart of the marina’s annual turnover. Greek economy.” Alimos Marina is one of the most “The signing of this agreement is important marinas in Greece and proof of the confidence of the investing one of the largest in the eastern community and the financial system in Mediterranean. It currently has over the positive prospects of the national 1,100 berths. economy, and especially in our Aktor Concessions will proceed tourism sector. Even today, when its with investments amounting to €50 endurance is being tested, it is still a million within the next five years with key pillar of the Greek economy. The a view to developing the marina as a Alimos marina is located in one of the top tourist port destination. Existing three municipalities that will host the port infrastructure will be radically visionary project of Elliniko. Given the upgraded and additional building will be synergies that emerge, the benefits are undertaken to regenerate the extensive obvious to both the local communities landside space. Green and promenade and the country as a whole: new jobs, zones, areas for leisure and dining, business opportunities and economic shops, hotels, offices and outdoor growth,” he continued. Superyacht visitor days jump for 2019 AUSTRALIA: Data released by Superyacht Australia, the peak body for the superyacht industry, show that foreign flagged superyachts stayed an average of 73 days in 2019 compared to an average of 41 days in 2018. This represents a 79% increase in the length of stay. The economic impact, at just over AU,873,000, represents a 60% increase in 2018’s already impressive figure of AU,843,000. The passage of the Special Recreational Vessel Act in December 2019 by the Federal Government now allows foreign flagged superyachts to charter in Australian waters. As a result, Australia saw its first charter client in December, with Hollywood actor Will Smith chartering a superyacht out of Cairns. With the passage of these laws, it is expected that Australia will see a further 300% increase in visitor days over the coming three years. Queensland saw the highest number of visiting vessels, along with the longest duration of stay, generating an 87% increase compared to the previous year. After Queensland, the highest levels were seen in New South Wales, followed by Western Australia and Victoria. Tasmania had the largest size sailing vessel – at 84m (276ft). - July/August 2020 11 62 YEARS OF MARINA INNOVATION. EXPERT DOCK BUILDER AND MARINE CONTRACTOR 800-733-5679

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