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March April 2020 Marina World

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GLOBAL REVIEW its majority stake in the Loggerhead Marina portfolio to its joint venture partner Equity Lifestyle Properites. • Florida, USA: In its first acquisition in Florida, Texas-based VIP Marinas purchased Anclote Village Marina in the Tampa Bay area city of Holiday. The marina features 25 wet slips, drystack for 195 vessels and a fuel dock. • Maryland, USA: Safe Harbor Marinas purchased Chesapeake Yachting Center (CYC) in Baltimore – a 1,000 acre (405 ha) mixed-use property venture under construction. It sits on 12.8 acres (5.1 ha) and has 184 wet slips, a drystack for 186 boats, 90 sailboat cradles and a mix of amenities. • Panama: The new marina project of Buenaventura, 50 miles outside of Panama City on the Pacific Coast, was set to open in November. Part of a major upmarket residential development, the marina has 60 wet slips, drystack for 100 boats, a fuel dock, boat club, repair services and charter services. • Uruguay: An investment of US million was announced to regenerate the disused tourist port facilities of Punta Carretas in Montevideo. Tenders were launched for the construction of the marina, which could have capacity for 35 to 60 boats. It is anticipated that work will finish in 2022. • Grenada: Port Louis Marina expanded from 160 to 250 berths. The marina is a key superyacht and cruising hub in the southern Caribbean, set in a natural lagoon on the leeward side of Grenada below the hurricane belt. • BVI: Phase one of the inner marina was completed at Nanny Cay, Tortola in February 2019 and work on an additional four docks continued throughout the year. The new outer marina was completed with 100 berths ahead of the Spring Regatta. Walcon Marine undertook all dock replacement work, essential due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Asia • Hong Kong: Discovery Bay Marina Club is to be completely redeveloped and rebranded as Lantau Yacht Club (LYC). The marina is designed to meet the needs of the growing yachting F3 Marina Fort Lauderdale, being built on the SunDance Marine site, will introduce a new level of drystack technology and hospitality. community and the increasing number of superyachts. The marina closed in early 2019 for a major renovation and is scheduled to reopen in the second half of 2020. LYC marina will boast berths up to 100m (328ft), which is unprecedented in Hong Kong. • Indonesia: A billion waterfront resort is planned for Ancol in north Jakarta. The project will comprise architect-designed vertical mixeduse residences inspired by natural elements, a marina, beach club and restaurant precinct. • Vietnam: Ana Marina in Nha Trang is scheduled to open in the first quarter this year as the country’s first full service marina and yacht club. Ultimately planned to offer sheltered berthing for up to 220 vessels, it will be able to accommodate vessels up to 40m (131ft) in length. Some extra wide berths for catamarans are in the mix. Future phases will include a superyacht dock for six yachts up to 70m (131ft) in length and also includes a potential 100m (328ft) berth in addition to a mix of berths for boats of 10-20m (33-66ft). • Taiwan: Argo Yacht Club in Tainan began developing a new marina as the centre piece of a comprehensive development project. The first stage of the 200-berth facility will Due to reopen later this year, Lantau Yacht Club – the renamed and rebranded Discovery Bay Marina Club – will offer the largest berths in Hong Kong. - March/April 2020 21

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