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March April 2020 Marina World

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GLOBAL REVIEW Ana Marina in Nha Trang, Vietnam, will be the country’s first full service marina and yacht club. accommodate 60 boats of 12-50m (39-164ft). • Fiji: Gulf Marina Management (GMM) won a contract to run the new Nawi Island Marina and Shipyard in Savusavu. The marina will accommodate 130 vessels, with 19 berths for superyachts up to 85m (279ft) in length. A shipyard will have a wide body 75-ton Marine Travelift suitable for handling catamarans. Australasia • Australia: Burnett Heads Boat Harbour in Bundaberg, Queensland, received approval to begin construction of 273 berths of an ultimate 318-berth stateof-the-art marina to accommodate vessels ranging from 10-32m (33- 105ft). The marina will offer pump-out services and tight security, including 24-hour CCTV, gated berthing areas and routine security patrols. • Australia: Stage one of The Boat Works’ North Precinct in Queensland – the largest superyacht marina and shipyard in the southern hemisphere – was unveiled last May (see Yards & Yard Machinery). The project, which represents AU0 million in private investment, will effectively double the total facility to 52 acres (21 ha). ‘Dry Marina’ storage for vessels from 8-20m (26-66ft) is close to capacity, with 80 boats of all types and sizes. The new marina offers 77 berths, while a 35m (115ft) side shoot accommodates superyachts up to 45m (148ft) and an additional 20 berths serve superyachts up to 35m (115ft). • Australia: Marina owner and operator Mulpha is to spend over A.3 million on a 66-berth expansion at Sanctuary Cove Marina in Queensland, boosting its capacity to host large vessels up to 55m (180ft). It aims to offer a “six-star” level of service and facilities, including some covered berths – a first in the Australian marina industry. The expansion is due for completion in May. • Australia: Johnson Property Group opened the first phase of Trinity Point Marina on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, New South Wales. The marina is part of a AU8 million master-planned community. The first stage, comprising 88 berths and associated infrastructure, will form part of a five-pier facility for boats up to 20m (66ft) in length. Two vessels of 30m (98ft) could also be accommodated as an option. • Australia: Environmental approval was granted for the marine portion of the new world-class Ocean Reef Marina project in Joondalup, Perth, Western Australia. Ocean Reef Marina will have 565 wet berths and a 200-boat drystack. • Australia: Parliament passed legislation enabling foreign superyachts to charter in its waters for the first time. • Australia: Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach, Queensland, was further developed as a leading international marina when owner Paul Darrouzet purchased the adjacent Coral Sea Resort. The newly upgraded 520- berth marina now has outstanding destination appeal in the popular Whitsundays. • New Zealand: Consent was granted for the extension to Port Marlborough’s Waikawa Marina. The NZ million project will add 252 berths of 10 to 25m (33 to 82ft) to bring the total number to nearly 870. Middle East & Africa • Africa: In a rare project for Namibia, the port authority is developing a marina and waterfront destination alongside its new container terminal in the port of Walvis Bay. The project is earmarked as a major attraction for locals and visitors. Plans include hotels, spa, gym, conference centre, public amphitheatre, maritime museum, restaurants, public park and beach, luxury residential blocks and outdoor market space. The project will be developed in phases. • UAE: D-Marin Dubai LLC signed a management and operation agreement with Port de la Mer, Dubai Harbour and Jumeirah Beach Hotel early in 2019 and supplemented this with further agreements with Al Seef, Marasi and Jaddaf Waterfront marinas several months later. Already one of the biggest chains in the eastern Mediterranean, this move enabled D-Marin to expand its marina operations network to cover 14 marinas in five countries. • UAE: The first phase of the AE million Al Maidan Marina expansion project in the emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain was completed. The breakwater, along with 130 berths of various sizes up to 14m (45ft), is now in place. - March/April 2020 23

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