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2021 May June Marina World

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Marina World May/June 2021 Vol.21, No.5 17 26 43 CONTENTS World News 7 Marina Update 17 Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour in the UK completes its redevelopment in time for a 50 year anniversary Planning Update 19 The California Coastal Commission awards the development permit for the Dana Point Harbor redevelopment in the USA Marina Update 23 Developing the public marina of Molo Pagliari in La Spezia, Italy was an ambitious and challenging waterfront project Market Update: Saudi Arabia 26 Joe Goddard reports on big plans for new marinas and the success of traditionally-run facilities Talking Shop 28 After 25 years at Bellingham Marine, John Spragg retires from hands-on management. Marina World invites him to talk shop Property & Investment 32 The sale and purchase of marinas is an increasingly vibrant part of the property market. Julie Fisher Berry tells us why Marina Management & Consultancy: 34 • Esteban Biondi believes that the key to a successful marina lies in delivering memorable guest experiences • Premier Marinas owns and operates nine of the UK’s most prestigious marinas. CEO, Pete Bradshaw, explains how the company is building a network that is fit for the future Yard Equipment 43 Products, Services & People 55 On the cover: Race Track Marina Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is an iconic Middle East marina and an example of how construction challenges can be met in tight timeframes. It’s a highlight past project for John Spragg. See Talking Shop p.28 – May/June 2021 3

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