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FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR

FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR MARINA PROFESSIONALS The Marina & Yard Pavilion is a specialised pavilion at the METSTRADE Show; the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. The pavilion is the first port of call for marina professionals from around the world. With over 70 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest trade exhibition for the marina & yard industry. 19 20 21 NOVEMBER 2019 RAI AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS METSTRADE FEATURES ORGANISED BY POWERED BY MEMBER OF OFFICIAL METSTRADE MAGAZINE OFFICIAL SYP MAGAZINE OFFICIAL MYP MAGAZINE

MARINA CHAINS & NETWORKS complement the wider commercial real estate. This can range from creating better visitor flow and vista views through a site, positioning pontoons to host media and social boating events or catering for social and relaxation areas. The key is to integrate both land and water by providing interest and animation.” Growing and changing: To satisfy increased year-round and seasonal demand, 90 new berths are being added at Port Louis Marina (see Marina World March/April 2019). In addition to expanding marinas, C&N continues to build its international sailing and boating events programme. “We continue to see growth in our consultancy services and have a range of planning, design and operations projects where we support developers in the successful integration of marinas into mixed use waterside development worldwide.” d’Albora Marinas [Suzanne Davies, CEO and Edward Shute, guest services and communications manager] Jeff d’Albora established the d’Albora brand in 1968. A single marina operation grew over time, and in 1980 d’Albora Marinas became the first multi-marina group in Australia. After 50 years of operation, it is now the largest group in the country with seven marinas in two states along the east coast. Customer benefits: “d’Albora members enjoy exclusive reciprocal berthing rights with the freedom to berth at any of our marinas, personal care facilities, members price guarantee on fuel, and dock assistance available seven days a week. We have a team of passionate boaties that go above and beyond our customers’ needs to ensure a premium boating experience. Each marina precinct offers customers a range of off-water services and dining Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is currently being reconfigured by USbased Westrec Marinas to accommodate larger yachts. experiences in prime locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Nelson Bay.” Biggest focus: “We are looking to the future. The focus is to grow our existing service offering and ensure our facilities are consistently improved to provide the best boating experience for our customers.” New demands: “The biggest customer trend we are seeing is the growth in the size of vessels; boats are not only getting longer they are also wider. These trends will impact infrastructure planning at our marinas. As most infrastructure has a lifespan of 20 years, we need to forecast what our customer needs will be in 20 years’ time.” Growing and changing: “The Balmain Corporation acquired d’Albora Marinas in 2017 and has announced the investment of a million capital works programme, with the upgrade of facilities and expansion of the portfolio to ten marinas in 2019.” F3 Marina [John Matheson, president] F3 Marina was formed eight years ago as the marina division of commercial property management company Founders 3. It manages 14 marinas in the eastern USA, Panama and Costa Rica, including F3 Marina Fort Lauderdale (see p.52). Customer benefits: “Our strengths for providing high-end service through hospitality and the ability to deliver to demanding customers places us at the higher end of the market. We understand that our boaters have limited time to enjoy what they love to do, so we work hard to make every minute of their time special. Additionally, our extensive real estate background provides us with expertise in upland development and operations. This is important to our boaters (and clients Ancora Marina on the Baltic coast of Germany has 1,400 berths and offers exceptional facilities. The marina joined the TransEurope network early this year. www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2019 21

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