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WORLD NEWS Creating a new maritime hub SRI LANKA: Gamini Herath, managing director of Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute, has revealed that plans exist to develop 12 marinas by 2030 to form a network of 1,200 berths around the island, according to a report in Ceylon Daily News. Herath shared the news while speaking at a webinar ‘Recreational Boating Development in Sri Lanka’ organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. “We are envisaging eight million tourist arrivals by 2030 and we believe we may have a market potential for 4,000 to 5,000 boats. Moreover, we’re talking Charter show with regional target USVI: The International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) in partnership with IGY Marinas is to stage the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show at Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas from 9 th -12 th December this year. The decision to host the event was driven by growing desire for “a more localised and targeted” show. “This will be a unique, intimate, secure and value driven experience in a private marina in support of an industry that directly impacts local economies,” said IYBA president Bob Saxon. “While the need for certain large scale superyacht trade shows remains, we believe that an opportunity exists to begin to reset the boat show model and annual calendar Destination marina in the Pilbara AUSTRALIA: Major earthworks have commenced for Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina in the Pilbara in the north of Western Australia. MGN Civil Pty was awarded a million contract for the construction of the marina basin footprint and has also won the contract to build the breakwaters. The tender is out for stage three, to design and build marina structures including the boat ramp and marina berths. When complete, the marina is set to transform Port Hedland’s waterfront into a destination for locals and visitors. The new marina will include a four-lane boat about creating a maritime hub,” he said. The newsfeed also reported his confirmation that Colombo Port City marina breakwater has been completed and awaits the investment required for berthing infrastructure etc. It is currently being used by a charter company on a temporary lease. Other developments include plans for a marina in Marawila. with more targeted events like this.” Open to charter brokers from around the globe, the show is anticipated to host a total of 50 superyachts and exhibits from a range of support services at a time when the need for assistance could not be greater. There will also be a host of informative presentations, fun activities and entertainment, all with a local United States Virgin Islands’ theme. ramp and 21 slips (with the capacity to extend to 80), trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles, and public amenities. The marina will alleviate demand on existing boat launching facilities and improve boating safety as a separate entrance channel to the main shipping lane is being developed. Over 200 jobs are being created during the construction phase and the bulk of goods and services are locally sourced. SUCCESSFUL WATERFRONT THE #1 DEVELOPMENT MARINA STARTS BUILDER. WITH LASTING INFRASTRUCTURE. EXPERT EXPERT DOCK DOCK BUILDER BUILDER AND AND MARINE MARINE CONTRACTOR CONTRACTOR – July/August 2021 800-733-5679 11

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