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MARINAWORLD@20 Sea City Kuwait has four marinas and a 200km (124mi) network of canals and lagoons. 125 slips of 40-100ft (12-30m) at a Poralu dock system protected by a Marinetek floating wave attenuator. All elements are moored by Seaflex. The attenuator gives alongside mooring for superyachts. Community slip space is included for a large fleet of sailboats, kayaks etc. • Waterfront parks, promenades, piers, docks and new marina facilities all formed essential roles in The Wharf, an ambitious 2017-2021 US project to revitalise neglected urban waterfront in Washington, DC. Bellingham Marine completed a 100-slip facility at the members-only Capital Yacht Club, and installed a 200-slip system and 2,520ft (768m) of side tie for phase one of the all-new Wharf Marina in October 2019. MIDDLE EAST, BLACK SEA, ASIA & AFRICA • Developing the seafront in Beirut, Lebanon included construction of Marina Solidere, a marina with a surprising number of large berths – for a 2002 marina. Berths of 50m (164ft) were immediately popular and moorings were available for superyachts up to 90m (295ft). Update to 2020: Now known as Beirut Marina and accommodating 204 boats, emphasis remains on large vessels. About 75% of the mooring space is reserved for boats over 25m (82ft) in length. Plans are in hand for a second marina, the Eastern Marina. • Small but stylish, Majak Yacht Club on the shores of the River Moskva in The 250-berth basin at Sochi Grand Marina in Sochi on the Russian Black Sea coast was built in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. the north west of the Russian capital Moscow, has just 33 berths but a luxurious clubhouse, gardens, fountains and a fitness centre. During the winter, boats are stored on the covered gallery surrounding the marina basin. • Situated on a 3.5km (2mi) long man-made canal with access to the Gulf at both ends, Dubai Marina is a radical Emaar Properties waterfront development planned to offer a total of 600 berths. The first marina – East Marina – with over 200 berths and swing moorings completed in summer 2007. Club House Marina opened with 135 berths a year later. The Mall Marina (74 berths) and West Bay Marina followed, all built by Septech Emirates using the Bellingham Unifloat system. • Planning to have 1,000 berths when complete, Porto Marina and its adjacent resort opened in July 2005 as the first ‘international class’ marina on the eastern part of North Africa and Egypt’s gateway to the Mediterranean. Update to 2020: Porto Marina has 500 berths including superyacht berths and luxury facilities. • Arguably one of the most dramatic marina ventures over the past two decades, The Palm Marinas at Jumeirah Palm Island in Dubai stole plenty of headlines. The initial project called for two marinas, known as Anchor marinas, on the east and west sides of the trunk of The Palm. Developer Nakheel contracted Marinetek and its local partner Target Marine to supply floating infrastructure for 522 berths (261 in each basin). The pontoons were moored by Seaflex, and Rolec Services designed a new service pedestal, the Spinnaker, specifically for the project. • Festival Marina opened its doors in Dubai in August 2007 under the management of Island Global Yachting (IGY). Located in the 530ha (1,300acre) Dubai Festival City development, the marina is the nucleus of the Festival Waterfront Centre; a shopping and dining destination. Construction of the marina was project managed by Applied Technology & Management and features extra wide Bellingham floating concrete pontoons – supplied by Septech Emirates – Rolec Spinnaker power pedestals and striking rope bollards designed by Oscar Siches. • A US.5 billion offshore man-made island covering 985 acres (398.6ha) of reclaimed land, The Pearl-Qatar was Qatar’s first international property venture and added over 30km (19mi) of new coastline. The marina element – Porto Arabia – was initially designed – September/October 2020 23

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