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WORLD NEWS Construction starts on first ‘smart marina’ USA: Carroll Properties has broken ground on a new state of the art boat storage facility at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Gulf Star Marina is the region’s first smart marina and the first in the world to feature Automated Storage and Retrieval (ASAR) technology. ASAR replaces the forklift traditionally used in drystack marinas with a railed solution thereby allowing for consistent rack-to-water vessel delivery in just seven minutes. Designed by LTW and manufactured for the US market by GCM Contracting Solutions, ASAR is also being used by companies such as Mercedes and Ikea to optimise storage and reduce risks of damage. “Boat owners are challenged with finding dry boat storage in this area and concerned with protecting their boats from environmental damages such as diesel soot from forklifts and from the sun, if kept outside,” said Todd Carroll, owner of Carroll Properties and Gulf Robert Brown (left) with Todd Carroll. Star Marina. “Owning a boat is a big investment and this new technology greatly minimises those risks and the associated maintenance costs. There’s also a huge convenience factor because, with the push of a button, your boat is in the water and ready for a day of boating in a matter of minutes.” GCM Contracting Solutions, an industry leader in commercial construction and design-build services, will construct the 29,000ft² (2,694m²) structure using the tilt-up concrete method, which offers supreme sturdiness, fire safety protection and hurricane resistance in addition to a quicker build time. “The previous facility on the Gulf Star Marina property was built in the 1950s and had metal siding, which kept boats dry but didn’t offer much protection from tropical storms and hurricanes,” said Robert Brown, owner and president of GCM Contracting Solutions. “The new storage facility is designed to withstand wind speeds up to 200mph [322km/h] – a Category 5 hurricane.” GCM has selected MHK Architecture & Planning of Naples, Florida to provide architectural services for the marina project (CGI above), which has an estimated completion date of May 2019. Are you ready for the MYP at Metstrade? NETHERLANDS: Exhibitors from all over the world are preparing to welcome visitors to the Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) at Metstrade 2018 in Amsterdam 13th-15th November. Now an established must-visit for marina professionals, the MYP attracts an increasing number of international visitors year on year and has become a key annual meeting point. For 2018, the MYP will boast in excess of 60 exhibiting companies, at least seven of which are new to the show. And it is the chosen venue for specialist marina gatherings such as the HISWA Marina Symposium for HISWA members and the new Global Marina Institute (GMI) Networking Event for GMI members and invited guests. ‘Cleaner, Healthier Oceans and Waterways’ is the theme for expert panel discussion on the Innovation Lab Stage at 13.00 hours on Tuesday 13th. The session, which explores how marinas, yacht clubs etc., are contributing to environmental sustainability and ocean conservation, is moderated by Albert Willemsen, environmental consultant, ICOMIA. The panellists are Lonneke Holierhoek, The Ocean Cleanup; Tony Browne, Adriatic Marinas; Pete Ceglinski, Seabin Project; Dan Reading, World Sailing; and Sara-Jane Skinner, Blue Marine Foundation. Remember to pre-register for attendance at Marina World – exclusive media partner for the MYP at Metstrade – welcomes you to stand 05.500. - November/December 2018 7

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