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INTERNATIONAL MARINA AND WATERFRONT CONSULTANTS MDLCONSULTANCY.COM INTERNATIONAL MARINA AND WATERFRONT CONSULTANTS WE OWN MARINAS. WE KNOW MARINAS. OVER 40 YEARS OF PLANNING AND OPERATING AROUND THE WORLD. PLANNING & DESIGN FOR SUPERYACHT MARINA MARINA PORT VELL, SPAIN With over 40 years of planning and running marinas across the globe, MDL Marina Consultancy is the team to turn to for full service marina business advice. Our marina professionals have experience across the marina business, so we have the specialist know-how to support you at every stage of the journey. We’ll work with you to extract the very best results and make your plans succeed. The close teamwork and tailored consultancy we offer is the advantage that will deliver vibrant, profitable leisure destinations with the foundations to deliver long term results. • BUSINESS PLANNING • DESIGN • PROJECT MANAGEMENT • OPERATIONS • BERTH SALES • REDEVELOPMENT STATEMENT OF CAPABILITY WE OWN MARINAS. WE KNOW MARINAS. Download our Statement of Capability to your mobile device by scanning this QR code. +44 (0)23 8045 7155 CONSULTANCY@MDLMARINAS.COM MDLCONSULTANCY.COM

WORLD NEWS Reef invests to lure larger yachts AUSTRALIA: Thirty new 20m and 30m marina berths are under construction by The Jetty Specialist for The Reef Marina in Port Douglas, Queensland. At a cost of nearly AU million, the investment is the first phase of a longer term expansion plan which now exceeds AU million. “All going to plan, we hope to treble this investment over the next few years and restore The Reef Marina as one of Australia’s best marine tourism facilities,” says general manager Rob Cruz. According to Cruz, the marina has been operating at full capacity for some MDL supports America’s Cup team UK: MDL Marinas has signed a six-year deal to become Ben Ainslie Racing’s (BAR’s) official UK Marina Partner. To support the team, MDL has provided essential access to the Solent to enable team training. BAR has also been given access to MDL’s network of leading marina locations and facilities across the south. Up to 500,000 visitors are expected when the America’s Cup World Series time and visiting vessels are regularly turned away. Solving this, and also offering large berths, will have positive financial impact. “Visiting superyachts will be a boon for Port Douglas as they will inject considerable money into the local economy. Superyachts currently gravitate towards competing destinations such as Airlie Beach as we don’t have the infrastructure to accommodate them here,” he explains. comes to Portsmouth. The four-day sporting and entertainment spectacular (23rd-26th July) will provide fantastic opportunities to watch the world’s best sailors battle it out on high speed AC45 foiling catamarans. The event also marks an historic moment; a British America’s Cup team Fresh look for Windermere marina UK: Walcon Marine has renewed marina facilities at Ferry Nab on Lake Windermere. The project required building of a new middle pier using some of the original pontoons and the construction of two all-new piers using System 21, and Waliflote units with wave-attenuating characteristics. The new marina now provides 64 berths for boats up to a maximum of 14m in length. Thirty of these are permanent berths, 26 are for visitors and eight for dinghies. Unlike many berthing facilities on the lakes, the Ferry Nab marina is free floating. As part of the build process, Walcon also undertook a site investigation and, as a result, specified longer piles due to softer ground than originally expected. race in an official America’s Cup event in UK waters for the first time since 1851. Dean Smith, operations and marketing director at MDL Marinas, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as the Marina Partner for BAR and to be part of the winning formula to help bring the Cup home...we will be backing the Ben Ainslie Racing team all the way.” - July/August 2015 15

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