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MARINAWORLD@20 Two decades on In July 2000, we were preparing to launch the first issue of Marina World, a new B2B publication that launched in September with a mission statement to become “the leading international forum for exchange of news and information.” Over two decades we have covered industry highs and lows, new products and developing technology. We’ve discussed environmental management and climate change. We have visited hundreds of marinas in dozens of countries and ‘talked shop’ with owners, operators and designers. And we’ve acted – and continue to act – as media partner for the most important industry conferences and trade show events. In our launch issue, we published an in-depth report on marinas in California; covered new developments and aims in Southeast Asia; examined hurricane preparedness planning; and collated the latest news in the pontoon, breakwater and fender sector. If you opened the first issue of Marina World, you would have read that the Caribbean Marinas Association had just held its inaugural meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, that phase one had opened at Marina Urola in Zumaia, Spain and that Chatham Maritime Marina – built with Walcon pontoons and Rolec power pedestals – was in the process of soft opening in the UK as the newest marina in the MDL Marinas portfolio. SF Marina had just installed a 200-berth concrete pontoon system at Grebbestad in Sweden and the Duchy of Franconia in southern Germany had completed one of Europe’s biggest and most ambitious engineering projects ‘Fraenkische Seenlandschaft’, a manmade lake district with over 1,500m (4,900ft) of floating pontoons offering over 1,000 berths. Good progress was reported in Tunisia with the build of the deep water Marina Yasmine Hammamet, due for completion in March 2001. SF Marina installed the floating breakwaters and Ingemar supplied a mix of concrete and timber pontoons. Today, the marina has over 700 berths. The Greek Government was pressing ahead with plans to privatise the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki (finally accomplished in 2018) and was focusing on potential marina projects in the run up to the 2014 Athens Olympic Games. Newly opened Port Göcek in the Gulf of Fethiye, Turkey reported a good first season and Camper & Nicholsons Marina World – Volume I, Issue 1, September/ October 2000. Cover shows Sunroad Resort Marina, San Diego County, USA. Photo: David J Shuler Marinas announced a commitment to spend £10 million on Gosport Marina (now owned by Premier Marinas) on the English south coast. Moffatt & Nichol was, meanwhile, busily preparing extensive refurbishment and expansion plans for municipal marinas Marjorie Park and Bayshore in Tampa, Florida. The first sizeable drystack to be built in the UK at MDL’s Cobb’s Quay Marina in Poole on the English south coast enjoyed a good first season. The facility offered racking for 64 vessels but today has a 259-berth drystack to complement its 850 wet berths. On the English east coast, after several years of discussion, efforts continued to be made to progress a potential 500-berth marina in the town of Bridlington. In 2018, revised plans for a 250-berth marina were put on hold due to cost. Finnish company Marinetek completed its biggest ever domestic order for a series of 50-tonne heavyduty pontoons for Helsinki City Marina. The Boating Industries Association (BIA) of New Zealand, influenced by the slip fee revenue earned from large visiting vessels in the lead up to the America’s Cup defence, was lobbying city and district councils to retain marina facilities set up in Auckland Viaduct Harbour to enable the city to offer permanent megayacht berths. The Viaduct facility featured 19 berths for vessels of 25-50m (82-164ft) and was built by Bellingham Marine New Zealand using the Unifloat concrete system. The BIA lobbying was successful as Viaduct Harbour is now a key Auckland superyacht facility, centrally located with berthing up to 60m (197ft). Bellingham Marine Australia also delivered an iconic superyacht package with the completion of Rozelle Bay Marina in Sydney; 17 superyacht berths in the 35-75m (115-246ft) range and ten berths for support tenders. The first phase – known as the Millennium Berths – had been finished in time for Sydney’s spectacular New Year celebrations and the second phase – Olympic Berths – timed for the start of the Sydney 2000 Olympics (15th September). In September 2000, the Government of Cyprus was welcoming enquiries for the development of new marinas in Paphos (950 berths); Limassol (1,000 berths); Ayia Napa (650 berths); and Paralimni (350 berths): • A combined marina and cruise ship docking facility in Kissonerga, Paphos is still under consideration. • Limassol Marina opened in 2014 with 650 berths for vessels of 8-110m (26- 360ft). It is an award-winning facility and was the first superyacht marina in Cyprus. • Ayia Napa is progressing as a 360 berth marina with drystack and hardstand for a further 240 boats and is partly open. It offers mooring for yachts up to 85m (279ft). • Paralimni Marina is due to open in 2022 with 300 berths for boats up to 25m (82ft). UK-based Marina Projects has been instrumental in the design and is undertaking ongoing project management. When complete, Paralimni Marina will be the first true waterfront development and marina facility on the popular east coast. - July/August 2020 21

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