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World News

January/February 2013 Vol.13, No. 3

News Focus: Hurricane Sandy


Market Update: China




The first China Marina Conference, held at Nansha Marina, focused on plans, aims and challenges in a rapidly developing market. Mike Derrett reports

Global Review


Charlotte Niemiec looks back to 2012 to highlight trends and developments in the global marina market

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Innovative ideas to set new benchmarks for covered racking systems

Waterfront Property


Yard 37 offers unprecedented waterside opportunities in Auckland for specialist marine companies

Planning & Design


Alphaland Marina Club has been designed to fill a much needed market gap in Manila and will be the biggest yacht club in the Philippines


Market Overview: Caribbean


In the first of a two-part overview of the established cruising regions, Carol Fulford takes a broad look at existing infrastructure in the Caribbean

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Front cover: To celebrate our 75th Issue – covers from the past: (1) Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi; (2) Palapa Marina, St Maarten; (3) Abu Tig Marina, Egypt; (4) Marina di Varazze, Italy; (5) Nanny Cay, BVI; (6) Combarro Marina, Spain; (7) Messina Marina, Italy; (8) Davis’s Boatyard, UK; (9) Port de Saint-Tropez, France; (10) Kos Marina, Greece; (11) Balboa Marina, CA, USA; (12) Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, FL, USA; (13) Gold Coast marinas, Australia; (14) Porto Montenegro, Montenegro; (15) Palm Harbor Marina, FL, USA; (16) Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore.

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Designed to fit Marina operators want to save money, protect the environment, promote safety, achieve things more quickly and help the less physically mobile. They are constantly aware that customers expect ever better, more efficient service and that bigger boats place higher demands on fuel, other utilities and utility services. They seek flexible equipment and like to streamline systems where feasible. At least, that’s the message we get when we look at the new products reviewed in Marina World in 2012. Safety, especially for disabled or elderly customers, received great focus. Walcon designed and engineered a special deep-water wheelchair access pontoon, now installed at a facility in Sydney Harbour, and SF Marina Germany teamed with Wilen of Sweden to develop Comfort, a finger pontoon whose height is in line with the deck of an average yacht. Accmar launched the Easy Access Dock Ladder with 30° angled steps as opposed to traditional ladder rungs and DualDocker made mooring boats safer and easier with ‘Light’, a version for boats of up to 6m, and with X4L, at the other extreme – for forces up to 300 tons. YDouest in France combined an alert system, rescue buoy and solar powered emergency telephone in the ‘exclamation mark’ shaped BSM Safety Point. Solar energy and wind energy are both used to power up the hybrid ‘off-grid’ light system from Kestrel Renewables, and the growing interest in electric vehicles was recognised by Rolec with a range of EV charging stations for marina car parks. Poralu Marine extended its range of modular systems with the launch of the Premium pontoon range, which focuses on light-permeable decking and roundshaped cleats, and Wahoo Docks introduced WahooWave, a low-cost, self-contained floating wave attenuator for fresh and salt water. Speedier launch and lift of in-berth boats, was assured with new models from Sunstream Boat Lifts (the Sunstream V-lift) and EZ Dock (EZ BoatPort). Hamilton Manufacturing helped operators to streamline payments and thus maximise revenue from all outlets, especially boat ramps, with the fully automated HTK system. M-Tech gave operators the flexibility to convert large existing electrical supplies at fixed pedestal locations to smaller multiple outlets via the Power Reduction Module. Superyacht service was enhanced by Keco with a new range of pump-outs specifically designed for megayachts and via Pildne’s multi-fuelling complex, which fuels up boats, megayachts, cars and helicopters. Communications were also to the fore. US company Anderson Software developed an ‘app’, primarily to help customers book drystack launches and other services, and Databarracks in the UK also used cloud technology to help Yacht Havens offer new online services and streamline communications between its eight marina sites. Marrying good design with multi-functionality has to be the best of all worlds. Good examples from 2012 include Rolec’s SeatServ – bench-style marina seating that doubles as a utility services unit – and the slimline light pillar from Plus Marina that incorporates a camera surveillance system and energy socket. These are, of course, just highlights and several innovations revealed in the last quarter of 2012 are featured in this issue. So, read on... Happy New Year!

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Navy marinas join AMI USA: The US Navy’s 32 Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) marinas have signed on as members of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI). The marinas will thus be able to benefit from the education offered via the International Marina Institute (IMI), AMI’s training subsidiary.

“The navy is looking to train and certify its marina managers to ensure those who are managing their marinas have been given the proper tools to run a professional facility,” says IMI training coordinator, Kayce Florio. “We are also creating a custom Marina Operations Manual that is a hybrid of our current manual and the regulations that are strictly navy centric.”

MWR navy facilities are run by civilians but available solely to US Navy personnel and their families (both active and retired). According to Florio, as the MWR marinas generally possess 100 slips or less, marina managers will be primarily looking at Certified Marina Operator (CMO) training, which is geared towards smaller marinas.

Martini revamps Cesareo ITALY: The Naval League of Porto Cesareo, a historic town in the Salento area of south-eastern Puglia, selected Martini Marinas to revamp its marina. As the site (above) is subject to severe weather conditions and the marina has exposed piers to the north and west, Martini used a combination of its Strong 270 and Medium 270 modules to rebuild the 175-berth facility.

SINGAPORE: Multi-award winning Marina at Keppel Bay has become the latest ‘destination’ in the ART Marine Marina’s network. A memorandum of understanding was signed last November. The partnership will enhance the privileges offered to berth holders and members by making reciprocal benefits available at all ‘destination’ marinas. - January/February 2013

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Pontoon manufacturers join forces UK & IRELAND: After many years of informal cooperation, including a joint venture project to build Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, Intermarine and Marinetek UK have agreed to join forces in Great Britain and Ireland. Marinetek’s parent company, Marinetek Group of Finland, has taken a stake in Intermarine, which is majority owned by the Mackley Group. As part of the new arrangement, Intermarine will be licensed to manufacture concrete pontoons and breakwaters in the UK, and Marinetek will be able to add quality aluminium and steel systems to its range. “There’s been strong demand among our customers in the Mediterranean, Asia and the Middle East – especially for aluminium,” said Marinetek Group CEO, Ilkka Seppälä. “I am happy to say that Intermarine’s advanced Laguna system is a perfect answer to this demand.” For Intermarine, local manufacture of concrete pontoons – especially large breakwaters – will help it offer more competitive products for the UK industry. Marinetek’s existing UK operations

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30th January to 1st February 2013

The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) and its associated exhibition includes general sessions, interactive workshops and three breakout tracks geared specifically at coastal marinas, inland marinas and boatyards. The event is organised by the Association of Marina Industries. Come and meet the Marina World team on Booth 124.

Marine13, Sydney, Australia Announcing the merger at METS 2012, l to r: John Mackley, chairman Mackley Group; Scott Gaherty, managing director Intermarine; Jukka Saarikko, executive vice president Marinetek Group; and Ilkka Seppälä, CEO Marinetek Group. and key resources will be integrated into Intermarine, and Intermarine’s aluminium Laguna and steel Atlantic ranges will be marketed through the Marinetek global network.

28th-30th April 2013 Marine13 offers an expansive threestream, two-day programme with a total of 50 keynote, lecture and workshop sessions. The streams focus on marinas, recreational boating and marine safety. Marina topics include ‘Dealing with Marina Disasters’, ‘Digital Strategies’ and ‘Emerging Asian Marina Markets’.

High note for 25th METS NETHERLANDS: METS 2012, which ran from 13th-15th November, reported 19,232 international visitors – a 2% rise in attendance over 2011. Exhibitor numbers, at 1,318, dropped only marginally when compared with the record breaking 2011 figure of 1,331 and an unprecedented 43% of exhibitors pre-booked stand space for 2013 before METS 2012 drew to a close. The re-launched and relocated Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) proved very successful, with the majority of exhibitors attracting a steady stream of marina operators, developers and consultants. METS 2013 will be held 19th-21st November.

Directors approve Port Vell expansion SPAIN: A major project to refurbish and expand Marina Port Vell (MPV) in Barcelona has been approved by the board of directors of the Port of Barcelona. The MPV concession has also been extended by ten years, to last until 2036. Set to become one of the most elite superyacht destinations in the world, MPV will provide secure and sheltered berths for vessels up to 180m and offer ‘seven star’ facilities, with a new marina club and reception and complete - January/February 2013

concierge services. One of the partners in the Barcelona Nautical Cluster, MPV will remain fully functional as work continues in phases. Final approval from the City Council is awaited.


NEWS FOCUS: HURRICANE SANDY Piermont Marina, NY is one of many east coast marinas facing a challenging clean up operation. With hard work and dedication, a few marinas began opening their doors less than a week after the storm struck. Ron TenEyck, general manager of Liberty Landing Marina in New York Harbour was proud to say the marina was open on 3rd November. The marina team pulled together and worked around the clock in order to reopen their docks, accept winter contracts, and sell cleaning and winterisation products.

Marinas hit hard in ‘biggest’ US boat disaster on record Hailed by The Boat Owner’s Association of the United States (BoatUS) as the single largest disaster for recreational boats since it began records in 1966, Hurricane Sandy tore its way along the US east coast last October. BoatUS estimated damage to 65,000 boats to the tune of over $650 million. The hurricane, which formed on 22nd October and reached 110 mph winds – just shy of a Category 3 – is considered to be the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Developing in the western Caribbean Sea from a mere tropical wave, it quickly strengthened and was upgraded to Storm Sandy six hours later. By the time it made landfall in Jamaica and re-emerged into the Caribbean Sea, it was a Category 2 hurricane. From there it hit Cuba and, weakening to a Category 1, moved through the Bahamas. On 29th October it had moved up towards New Jersey and New York, where it caused severe damage to marinas.

relatively high, with marinas optimistic that their facilities would be up and running sooner rather than later. The focus was twofold: on reconstructing damaged marinas; and collecting and repairing recreational boats.

BoatUS was, meanwhile, busy clearing up in the face of yet another setback: snow. BoatUS assistant vice president public affairs, Scott Croft, said: “We are all reeling from the huge impact this storm has had on communities and people’s lives. We’ve never seen anything like it. The scope of the damage to boats is unprecedented, affecting large areas from the Atlantic seaboard as far inland as the Great Lakes, with the majority of damage in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The combination of boats stored ashore at low elevations and record high surge levels caused hundreds, if not thousands, of boats to float away into neighbourhoods, parks and marshes. The tri-state coastline left no place for the surge to go, but up. While some boats that stayed in the slips did fine, other boats tied to floating docks simply lifted off too-short pilings and floated away – still tied to the dock. Some vessels never made it out of their slip and rest on the bottom.”

For marinas along the east coast, Sandy hit too soon after Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Ike in 2008. For many, it was another blow in the middle of recovery and reconstruction. Despite this, the mood as Marina World went to press was For many marinas, tidal surge proved more destructive than Category 2 winds.

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NEWS FOCUS: HURRICANE SANDY New York marinas, such as Captain’s Mercury Marina (left) took the brunt of the storm. A 100 ton crane was also delivered to help with the daunting task ahead. After several days of hard work, 102 boats which had been tossed about the yard had been put back on their stands for customer and insurance inspection. In the weeks and months after the storm, temporary office trailers will be on site so that day-to-day operations can continue without further interruption.

The association has estimated that over 32,000 boats were damaged in New York, 25,000 in New Jersey and 2,500 in Connecticut. Dollar damage to recreational boats in just these three states was estimated to total $589 million. By comparison, the 2005 storm season, with both Hurricanes Wilma and Katrina, caused combined damage of approximately $700 million throughout all affected parts of the USA. The BoatUS team observed that boats tied-up to protected floating docks with tall pilings had the best chance of survival but, as director of technical services Bob Adriance, noted: “You can’t base a hurricane preparation plan on one storm. While storm surge was the biggest factor here, wind and rain can be major factors in the next one. Hindsight is only good if you look at the bigger picture.”

several feet of water and many of the docks were destroyed. Despite the ferocity of the hurricane, Cosgrove stayed overnight at the marina to try to save what he could, wading through waist deep water to get to his truck where he spent the night.

The presence of snow, unusual in the aftermath of a hurricane, caused further problems. Boats buried by snow, coupled with slippery ground made for difficult conditions. Scott Croft noted that “those in the field who have worked on dozens of hurricane clean-ups said this was the first time they had snow in the field, as most storms occur in the US southern region.” Up to two feet of snow covered upturned boats, which were in need of urgent winterisation.

All photos by kind permission of BoatUS.

When the storm blew over, the Marinas International Emergency Response Team was on site ready to work. Managing partner Bob Faflick, and vice president of operations Gilbert Welch arrived in New Jersey to begin on-site clean-up, working alongside Cosgrove and his staff.

Other marinas open for business shortly after the hurricane included The Manasquan River Club and Crystal Point Marina facilities in New Jersey, although even savvy preparation didn’t pay off as well as expected. Marina manager Brian Cosgrove and his team moved approximately 100 boats from the water to upland storage, placing the boats on jack stands. However, the unprecedented strength of the storm caused an eight to ten foot tidal surge, which came over the sea wall and knocked many of the boats off their jack stands, leaving large boat clusters and piles of debris all around the marina. The marina office was flooded with Clashing of weather systems created ‘perfect storm’ conditions, pulling down snow from the far north of the country. - January/February 2013


MARKET UPDATE: CHINA Speakers at the China Marina Conference. River Estuary. Nansha Bay, a 22 sq km development, is a key project for the group and includes 7 km of river waterfront and the marina feature.

China Marina Conference sets tone for ongoing marina development The new Nansha Marina in China’s Pearl River Delta was the venue for the first China Marina Conference and the Yacht CN 2012 International Boat Show in October. Mike Derrett was there to report on events. Nansha Marina is located in the Guangdong Province of China, described by The Economist magazine as the ‘workshop of the world’, and easily accessible from both Hong Kong and Guangzhou the provincial capital. It is also a boat manufacturing hub and, with the opening of Nansha Marina, a key leisure boating centre in the Pearl River estuary. Nansha Marina is China’s first, and currently only, Five Gold Anchor Marina. It is a flagship development with an expansive clubhouse, haul out services and drystack (the first in China). As a ‘best in class’ showcase, it has attracted much attention, making it the ideal venue for the first China Marina Conference in October 2012. Over 100 marina developments are reportedly operating, being planned or under construction in China, making it arguably the largest single market for marina developments in the world.

China about the latest developments in marinas and marina management and also to encourage networking between China and countries with an established marina industry,” he said. “The first Yacht CN show was also launched after the conference as a showcase for the industry and I am very pleased with the result of both events.” Fok, a boating enthusiast, is a director of the family-owned Hong Kong based Fok Ying Tung Group, which is very active in infrastructure and property developments in the Pearl

Nansha, in a unique position in the middle of the Pearl River Delta just 40nm from Hong Kong, was China’s first line of defence during the Opium Wars of the 1830s. This explains the numerous old forts that fringe the estuary, one of which was used as a model for the marina clubhouse building. A state of the art interior has been added. Much thought went into the development of the marina, as Fok explained: “China is at an early stage in leisure boating and marinas and we decided to build a world class marina, the first of its type in China. In order to do this, we spent a lot of time researching and doing a study to develop the right business model to use. We decided to build the marina not only as a destination but as a one stop shop for boat owners, not only for berthing but for sales and service too. We are very proud that the marina was recently awarded the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor award by the UK based Yacht Harbour Association.”

China Marina Conference Over 100 delegates registered for the China Marina Conference, which featured speakers from China and ten overseas countries. The keynote speaker for the first day was Yang Xinfa, chairman of the China Boat Industry and Trade Association - a marine trade association in China which is a member of ICOMIA. In his presentation Mr Yang stated, “There are now 2,000 leisure

According to Eric Fok, commodore and co-owner of Nansha Marina, the marine leisure industry is growing rapidly in China and there is a need for not only boats and equipment but for expertise and training. “We started the two-day China Marina Conference as a platform and gateway to inform the industry in Nansha Marina with fort look-alike clubhouse. - January/February 2013


MARKET UPDATE: CHINA boats registered to Chinese nationals with the potential for much faster growth in the future as many marina projects are under construction to boost the interest in boating.” He also emphasised that “the Chinese market requires slower leisure boats with features that appeal to Chinese tastes.” This seems to be a key point often missed by overseas brands. Other Chinese speakers included Cai Suisheng, a director of the Guangdong Real Estate Association, who pointed out that the majority of new marina projects in China are being built to add features to property developments rather than to provide berths for boaters in China. An impressive number of international speakers was recruited for the conference, including YP Loke chairman of the Singapore Boating Industry Association, Andrew Chapman president of the Marina Industries Association and Francis Lee, chairman of Raffles Marina in Singapore and a key advocate and promoter of marine conservation and eco-tourism in Asia. From the UK were Julian Goldie, chairman of the Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), and Mick Bettesworth from the Global Marina Institute.

Erik Fok, commodore of Nansha Marina (right) with Yang Xinfa, chairman of China Boat Industry & Trade Association. The organisation of the conference programme was completed by Singapore based marina consultant YP Loke, a well known expert on the marina industry in Asia. Loke provided an interesting view for Marina World on the development of the industry in Asia: “Leisure boating is new to China. As a result there isn’t any indigenous marina management expertise. A number of quality marinas are coming on-stream but building infrastructure is the easy part. The Chinese are now resourcing marina management know-how. They are keenly aware that the Chinese not

Forts dating back to the Opium Wars with the Human Bridge in the background.

only use boats differently from their western counterparts, but also the service expectations and touch points are different. So, the wholesale import of marina management know-how will only partially meet the market needs. The result is that, unlike the Gulf markets where many foreign marina managers run the show, the Chinese are more likely to want trained locals who are embedded in the culture and more attuned to the needs of the Chinese boat owner.” There was a general view from all conference speakers that government regulations for leisure boating should be made more transparent in the future, a process that, according to the China Marine Boat Industry and Trade Association, has already started in Hainan Island in the south west corner of China. According to Fok, this issue is also being addressed for boats entering and leaving China from Hong Kong. “The China Government has a positive attitude to easing up the rules and regulations for boating,” he noted.

The Yacht CN 2012 Show The first Yacht CN 2012 International Boat Show opened with 50 vessels on display and a total of 70 exhibitors. The largest yacht on show was a 45m Feadship, built by the Royal Van Lent Yard in the Netherlands. Of the 40 yachts displayed on water, 50% were locally built yachts from China. The Chinese built yachts showed an upturn in quality in comparison with recent years, with European design increasingly evident. Pricing of China built yachts is extremely competitive against imported yachts, in some cases - January/February 2013

about 60% of the price of an equivalent imported yacht, which is subject to shipping and import taxes of up to 40%. In almost all cases, locally built yachts for the China market have a distinctly different layout than imported yachts, with large Karaoke areas, lower power engines and smaller sleeping cabins and galley spaces.

Marina operations Development of Nansha Marina is ongoing. “When complete, we will have 352 berths and 120 drystack spaces with a service yard and a travel lift for 75 tons as we feel it’s important that attention is paid to maintaining the boat,” Fok explained. “We train our staff on site here at Nansha and in Hong Kong where the marina network is more developed than in mainland China. We have launched two types of membership so far, one with berthing rights and the other with club membership only. We have signed 70 berthing contracts for the marina. Club membership costs RMB 200,000 and berthing membership RMB 600,000 and both types of membership can be sold on to third parties. To date, membership is some 90% from the Chinese mainland and 10% from Hong Kong and Macau”. “We are creating a boating culture and the marina conference and the Yacht CN Show have been a key part of this by bringing experts from overseas, and both Chinese and overseas built boats and yachts,” he added. “I hope to use this conference and boat show in the future as a platform, a gateway between the West and China for the marine industry. We want to connect China to the leisure boating world.”


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GLOBAL REVIEW: 2012 Cabrillo Way Marina in California has expanded its slips from 520 to 700 and plans extensive landside facilities. phase construction programme. The marina now features a 39-acre deep water basin with 41 acres of planned landside amenities and the number of slips was expanded from 520 to 700. BellPort Group’s Lido Yacht Anchorage & Drystack in Newport Harbour was also completely revamped.

Bigger, better, bolder Despite economic troubles, the marina industry in 2012 forged ahead with continued focus on superyacht berthing and the creation of bigger, better and more modern marinas. Well-established marinas also began ambitious renovation projects to replace weather-beaten, damaged or outdated facilities. Charlotte Niemiec picks out some highlights

North America & Caribbean Although Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the USA in the final quarter of the year (see News Focus p. 12) will prove to be another setback in ongoing recovery from environmental disasters, there was focus on rebuilds in 2012. Bayland Marina, located outside of Houston, Texas, in the Upper Galveston

Bay, celebrated its grand reopening on 5th April after the original marina was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Tenants at Santa Cruz Harbor in California also celebrated their rebuild further to the damage sustained in the wake of Japan’s massive earthquake in March 2011. Also in California, Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro was freshly rebuilt by Bellingham Marine and opened after many years of planning and a two-

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Extensive developments were also seen on the east coast. The City of Riviera Beach Marina in Palm Beach County, Florida, for example, was upgraded as part of city plans to regenerate the waterfront. The newly installed floating dock system was built by Marinetek North America to withstand a Category 3 hurricane when 100% occupied and a Category 4 when empty, and upland developments included car parking, retail stores, housing and restaurants. Further inland, Atlantic-Meeco completed a major covered dock replacement/expansion project at Fort Loudon Marina in Lenoir City, Tennessee. The system comprised 925 feet of dock to create 91 covered slips of various sizes. And revitalisation was also the brief for a marina in Conn Brown Harbor near Corpus Christi in Texas, designed to offer short term mooring to anglers and recreational boaters. The facility was part funded by a Boating Infrastructure Grant to stimulate growth in the area and the completed facility includes slips for boats up to 60 feet and side-tie space for vessels up to 100 feet. All have power and water, and access to a fuel dock. A dry storage facility with racks for 250 vessels is also incorporated


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GLOBAL REVIEW: 2012 factors into account. Davis’s Boatyard in Poole expanded to help accommodate spectator and support craft and superyacht berthing was constructed at the Royal Docks, London. Also in the UK, Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners, Isle of Wight, committed to third phase berthing reconfiguration plans with a view to streamlining facilities for the local fishing fleet, annual berth holders and the 20,000 or so visitors that head for the town of Yarmouth every year.

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Last year also saw significant development in the Aegean. In the second quarter, the European funded programme of National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-12 approved a new 100berth marina on the island of Lefkada and tender processes were completed for the construction of Thasos Marina on the island of Thasos. In May, a consortium comprising the Folli Follie Group and Setur Servis AS Turistik of Turkey signed a 40-year lease for Mytilini Marina on Lesbos and, in June, tenders were invited for the management of Rhodes Marina and a marina on Zakynthos Island.

UK marinas received renewed focus ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Landside developments around the new marina built by Walcon Marine in Portland on the south coast of England were finalised after taking a broad array of environmental

In Portugal, Douro Marina, on the left bank of the River Duro in Vila Nova de Gaia, opened its door to visitors for the first time with 300 berths for vessels of up to 20m in length and Spain witnessed the final stages of the redevelopment and extension of Port

Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, provides much needed superyacht berthing. upland from the marina basin. Saunders Yachtworks opened the only brand new full-service boatyard to be built in the USA in recent memory in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on the Intracoastal Waterway and further progress was made at Cap Sante Boat Haven, located near the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Anacortes, Washington, with ambitious renovation plans to replace its E and F docks. As of March, the marina had replaced around 40% of its 850 slips. The 142 new slips created on E and F were specifically sized to suit larger vessels (up to 57 feet). Further up the coast, IGY’s faith in the northeastern US market was confirmed when the company fixed to expand its megayacht capabilities at Newport Yacht Club and Marina on the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. An industry expert noted that demand for megayacht berths continued to increase over the year, despite the economic downturn. Guests at the New Jersey marinas have access to in-water winter storage, a helipad and an on-site subway train for direct runs into New York City.

with a total revamp of the 350-berth Rivière-Sens Marina on Basse-Terre. The project, undertaken by Poralu Marine, was financed via the European Regional Development Fund.

In the Caribbean, the St Lucia Ministry of Tourism revised entry policies and eased taxation in order to encourage visiting yachts and help develop the industry, and Guadeloupe boosted its marina facilities significantly Welcoming boats up to 20m in length, Douro Marina in northern Portugal is specifically designed for visiting boats. - January/February 2013


GLOBAL REVIEW: 2012 Port Adriano in Mallorca has 404 berths, a superyacht basin and stylish retail and restaurant outlets. with 1,000 berths. By January, the installation of the main breakwater was complete and, by May, 484 berths had been built and the second phase of 516 berths had begun. The marina opened in the summer offering boat repair, WiFi, showers and laundry services, storage for the winter months and 24hour security.

Adriano in Mallorca. The marina is now one of the Mediterranean’s leading luxury marinas, having added 82 berths for superyacht vessels up to 60m in length to its 322-berth capacity. Special features include in-slip black water and bilge water pump-out and in-slip fuelling. Combarro Marina on the northern shore of the Ria de Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain, won PIANC’s Marina Excellence Design Jack Nichol Award for 2012. Catering for boat owners and the general public, the marina features a 4m wide, 160m long reinforced concrete floating breakwater and a total of 329 full-service berths for vessels of 6-20m in length. On the coast of the Adriatic, Porto Montenegro in Tivat, Montenegro, began a new phase to redevelop a repair and refit facility, launch a five-star boutique hotel and increase capacity from 185 berths to 370 for yachts up to 150m. The creation of a superyacht refit and maintenance facility, in partnership with Adriatic Shipyard Bijela, is also an integral component of the marina’s plan. It is likely to be developed in two phases on a 2.5 hectare site contributed by the Adriatic Shipyard. The total investment, calculated at around €14 million, includes the construction of offices, a concrete platform, concrete piers with ship hoist and refurbishment of an existing 170m concrete pier. The second phase will include the purchase of a floating dock.

area of 50,281 sq m and will have berth capacity for 200 boats of 11m-25m. Completion is slated for this year. Port Hercules in Monaco further developed its superyacht facilities and focused on ensuring that the supply of electricity to cruise ships and megayachts was efficient but environmentally friendly. Features of the revamped marina include: the use of a white sail canvas to deflect solar rays and create shade; sea water taken from 50m depths to cool buildings; a photovoltaic system on the roof; and solar panels near the swimming pool to provide energy. In Salerno, southern Italy, developers of privately funded €120 million Marina d’Arechi set out to create one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean

Work, meanwhile, started on the 561-berth Capo d’Orlando Marina in Sicily – a two-year project – and progress was made with the new Marina del Gargano, a 757-berth marina in Manfredonia, Puglia, which is due to open in the first quarter of this year under the management of MDL Marinas of the UK. Italian construction company Gruppo Mirabella appointed Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (C&N) to operate Marina di Pinetamara, a 1,200 berth marina being built 45km northwest of Naples. Marina developments also progressed on the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta. UK company Solent Marine completed a major pontoon refurbishment at Msida Marina, Malta, for new owners Creek Developments plc and the government of Cyprus gave the green light for Ayia Napa, a 600-berth marina at the eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus. Marinetek was appointed to build the new 650-berth Limassol

The architect designed Rose Bay Marina in New South Wales, Australia, offers a wide range of berth sizes.

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GLOBAL REVIEW: 2012 Sanya St Regis Hotel & Marina is one of many projects in the yachting plan for Sanya, China, drawn up by NDA Marine.

Asia Pacific Marina alliances were cemented in South East Asia when a select group of 12 marinas announced the official launch of the Aseanarean Bluewater Alliance (ABA). Soft launched at the tail end of 2011, the ABA became ‘official’ in September 2012 and has been formed to facilitate cruising within the ‘Aseanarean’ seas surrounding Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Marina, which is managed by C&N. Highlights in northern Europe included completion of Amsterdam Marina in the Netherlands in time for the HISWA in-water boat show and construction of a 106-berth marina by Walcon Benelux at the Great Dock, Hellevoetsluis. In northern France, Poralu Marine undertook work on Vauban Dock Marina in Le Havre to create 500 berths in initial stages. The final objective is to have 2,017 moorings by 2017. A major project, known as Ayla Oasis, also got under way in the Gulf of Aqaba off the Red Sea, southern Jordan. Italian company Ingemar was called upon to design and construct the 31 hectare tidal lagoon marina, which will have 300 berths. The pontoons were scheduled for completion at the end of 2012 and the first significant area, the ‘Marina Village’, will be completed by 2014 and include around 250 residences, a luxury hotel, retail and commercial units.

Orascom Marina Management (OMM), renowned as the first developer of marinas on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, broadened its portfolio with marina developments in Oman and Morocco. Jebel Sifah Marina opened in March in Oman with 94 berths and dry storage, and throughout the year OMM worked to complete Chbika Marina in Morocco. Spanish football club Real Madrid announced plans to build a recreational tourism complex with a marina as the flagship of the Al Marjan Island development in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

There was much talk of ongoing developments in China, and various plans for all-year-round international boating events helped to put China on the marina map. The NDA Marine 20-year development plan for Sanya, located at the southern tip of Hainan Island, off the south coast of China, was put into action; the first marina in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, southeast China, was completed by Superior China with 70 berths for residents; and C&N First Eastern was appointed to undertake design, commercial and operational studies for Oceania Point Marina in Huizhou, Guangdong. Fujian Auto China Conference & Exhibition Co and Fuzhou Auto China Yacht Management soft opened Wangzi

ART Marine signed an MOU to manage Durrat Marina in Bahrain, finalised an agreement with Aldar Properties to manage and operate Al Bandar Marina in Abu Dhabi and confirmed an exclusive management agreement with Marti Marina & Yacht Club in Hisaronu Bay, Turkey. The company also further expanded its ‘destinations’ network by forging an agreement with Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand. An exclusive club building with leaf shaped roof gives Marina d’Arechi in Salerno, southern Italy, a dramatic focal point.

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GLOBAL REVIEW: 2012 Jebel Sifah Marina in Muscat, Oman, opened in April 2012. Further phases are planned.

seven new 27.5m-30m superyacht berths for brokerage company Grant Torrens International at The Sovereign Islands on the Gold Coast.

Marina Club and Fuzhoo Auto Yachts Sales Centre in March. The first phase accommodates 40 vessels and a second phase will boost this to 200 berths. In Thailand, Poralu Marine completed an extensive revamp of Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Chonburi as part of a ten-year ‘Green Innovative Tourism City’ project and a boost in berth capacity was achieved in Singapore with expansion of The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) – the oldest yacht club in Asia. The club completed construction of a fivestorey vertical drystack that was officially opened on 18th May. It can accommodate 230 boats up to 35 feet in length and complements a 127 wet berth marina at the West Coast Ferry Road location.

have stifled the creation of new marinas and the expansion of existing marinas over the last decade.” Rose Bay Marina and adjacent Point Piper Marina in New South Wales won their own struggles against regulations after five years of battling for approval to renovate. Less than a year after construction began, the marinas were opened to the public. Custom-designed, they feature 83 berths at Bellingham Marine extra strength pontoons able to accommodate all classes of boat up to superyacht size. Further south, in Tasmania, Poralu Marine completed the 160-berth Prince of Wales Bay Marina and Superior used its Elite marina system to create

Major strides were taken in New Zealand when a long-term plan to redevelop Westhaven Marina – one of the largest marinas in the southern hemisphere, with around 1,900 slips – was placed in the hands of Bellingham Marine and UK-based Marina Projects. The priority was to replace docks which were constructed in the 1980s with modern, high-traction docks with more durable decking. In addition, Waterfront Auckland, the recently created arm of Westhaven Marina owner Auckland City Council, commenced work on revitalising the city’s waterfront. The first completed project is the successful development of an area of the Wynyard Quarter to give the public improved access to a site that previously housed a tank farm and concrete plant. Part of the development focused on the construction of much needed superyacht berths.

Rivière-Sens Marina in Gaudeloupe has been completely rebuilt using a Poralu Ecostyle pontoon system.

The most comprehensive marina study on the health of the Australian marina industry, conducted by the Marina Industry Association of Australia (MMIA) – renamed Marina Industry Association (MIA) later in the year - and the Recreational Marina Research Center (RMRC) at Michigan State University, was released. The first of two reports focused on marina financial performance and trends, while the second concentrated on social, environmental and economic matters. An industry spokesman noted: “The good news is that the majority of marinas are seeing healthy demand that provides a strong platform for business growth. On the negative side is the looming supply shortage; the result of interrelated regulatory, lease, planning and investment barriers that - January/February 2013


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Carousel system offers speed and security An innovative contribution to the global drystack sector comes in the form of RotaDock, invented in the UK by Robin Hood and launched by EWL International at the Southampton Boat Show last September. The new, patented multi-level design waves goodbye to traditional dry stack storage by capitalising on a circular stacking mechanism. Using less than half the footprint of a traditional drystack storage system, RotaDock makes best use of the shape and size of individual boats. The structure contains designated custom-built cradles for each boat and, once the boat is securely held, it is turned away from the entrance on a carousel. EWL claims the saving in land area is as much as 60% and that RotaDock will store the same number of boats of any size in a facility that is half the size, lessening the impact on the environment and providing a more attractive solution. Marina owners can decide on a transparent or hidden structure, as Andre Van Heerden, chief executive officer of EWL International explains: “A glass enclosed structure would not only be fascinating to the onlooker, especially as the decks rotate and boats are transferred from lift to deck, but the building would also be very attractive. The options are limited only by the available budget.”

released if the owner’s PIN is inserted into the computer system, meaning that theft of the boat’s electronic equipment will be eliminated and boats will not be subjected to vandalism. Boat maintenance is reduced as is standard with drystack options and each boat

The new drystack system under way for Southampton Marina, UK. CGI: RotaDock.

receives a fresh water hull rinse before storage to eliminate mildew and condensation build-up during the winter months. The system is also designed to save time in busy periods. The efficient carousel mechanism can retrieve boats within ten minutes, reducing time spent waiting at crowded launching ramps, and vessels can be serviced on site by local service technicians in a designated area. EWL International joined the project in February 2011, finalising the design, testing the product and conducting market research to ensure it was a

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"Departure pontoons, access bridges, all equipment compliant with the FISA standards" The IOC entrusted the organization of the Youth Olympic Games to Singapore where they were held between 14th and 26th August 2010. 3,200 athletes aged between 14 and 18 years from all over the world took part. In the rowing program, skiff, pairs, quads, uncoxed pairs, uncoxed quads and coxed eights were represented. Poralu Marine was engaged very early on in rowing competitions as an official supplier, starting in 1990, in 1997 with the Junior World Championships at Aiguebelette (France), in 2001 with the World Championships at Lucerne (Switzerland), in 2006 with the World Championships in the UK and in 2012 for the summer Olympic Games in London. Poralu Marine has always shared the same values as high level sport: performance, team spirit and global challenge have created a genuine «Poralu Spirit». Gérard Bichet Technical Advisor, Rowing




secure investment. The company’s interest and involvement in RotaDock stems from its experience in multistorey car parks and mechanical car

Concept for Salterns Marina in Poole, Dorset, UK. CGI: RotaDock

and the facility will open before the end of the year. Plans are for the structure to be 40m in diameter and accommodate any boat up to 13m in length.

parks. As Van Heerden notes, the company felt “it was a natural step to purchase the patent from Robin Hood and start these developments.”

Construction will also begin this year on other facilities in the UK – in Dorset and Cornwall – and also in Tahiti and Istanbul, Turkey. Each facility will be custom-built to suit the marina. Various options are available for marinas interested in RotaDock, as Van Heerden illustrates: “We could build a facility for a client, we could joint venture with a client or we could build it and have the client lease it from us. Our ability to fund the facility makes it an attractive option for a marina that wishes to expand but does not have the capital available.”

At the request of Richard Williams, head of Southampton Council, the first system will be constructed for Southampton Marina in the UK. EWL has secured the site and completed the design. Construction will begin in March

Minimising aisle space to maximise storage US company Maritime Change has launched Boat-Hive, an innovative storage and retrieval system that dramatically increases the number of vessels that can be stored in any drystack building. profitability afforded by the system Operating like an oversized Rubik’s amortises cost in less than two years. Cube, Boat-Hive comprises a series Various finance packages are offered to of mobile carriages on tracks that can suit individual situations and the same be shunted sideways to create an technology can be scaled up or down access aisle for a forklift. Each carriage for warehouses and other types of contains multiple boat storage tiers. storage space. Operators can instantly retrieve/replace According to Maritime Change boats from any position within the ‘hive’ marketing director Ethan Chorin, a and more boats can be stored as less space has to be set aside for forklift access.

Contact EWL International in the UK on email: former port executive, the company accelerated the launch of Boat-Hive in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. “Our sympathies go out to those who have suffered personal loss and damage as a result of the recent hurricane and we saw a means of applying our patented technology to help boat and jetty users prevent future losses,” he said. “The system constitutes a breakthrough on many levels, given that Boat-Hive increases capacity by two-thirds, virtually eliminating vacant warehouse space commonly utilised as a broad central aisle in typical designs.” Boat-Hive is a subsidiary of Rack and Roll Manufacturing Inc., a Delaware based corporation that designs automated, high-efficiency warehouse and marine storage configurations. Contact Boat-Hive in the USA on email:

Boat-Hive can store up to 334 boats of 18-24 feet in an area of 1/3 acre (14,725 sq ft) and the system can be built quickly, with average build-out – from conception to completion – at around 6-9 months. Pricing is claimed to be very competitive compared to traditional drystack systems and is estimated at around US$5,000 per boat for an all-new development (including building and foundations) and $4,000 per boat for a retrofit within an existing covered facility. The company believes that the additional revenue and increased


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The new master plan for the Yard 37 marine industry precinct in Auckland, New Zealand, has received full industry support following a 12-month period of consultation and amendment. in Hobsonville with up to 20 hectares Leonie Freeman, project director for of land, deep water access and Yard 37 manager, Auckland Council launch infrastructure. It has potential Property, welcomed the feedback to become a world class marine on behalf of the team with regard to cluster and focuses on the build and significant changes. “The plan was maintenance of superyachts and reviewed for a number of reasons, additional specialist marine services. including the fact that vessels are It already has two significant tenants – getting bigger,” she said. “The Yard 37 Yachting Developments and Formula precinct needed to consider vessels Cruisers – and the development team of up to 100m in length compared to is concentrating hard on a marketing the 60m that was considered when the campaign. original plan was conceived ten years Team member and industry advisor, ago.” Phil Wardale, confirmed good industry Yard 37 is a strategic development

Conceptual plans have been drawn up by two companies for customised premises within the Yard 37 precinct. The larger rear shed (02) is 60m long x 25m wide. feedback at the Auckland On Water Boat Show, held in September 2012 in Viaduct Harbour. “I was really pleased to see so many members of the wider marine industry at the boat show and see that there is support for such an important asset for the industry,” he said. The Yard 37 display at the show kicked off a six-month awareness campaign for the project. Two prospective buyers have already drawn up conceptual plans for customised precinct property, which is available on a freehold basis adjacent to deep water. For further information and copies of the new brochure and master plan, call Leonie Freeman on +64 (0) 274 366 526 or Phil Wardale on +64 (0) 21 667 445 or go to

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Manila club to set new benchmark for regional marinas Alphaland Corporation of the Philippines has responded to the growing need for marina space in South East Asia by launching the US$40 million, 300-berth Alphaland Marina Club, set to open in Parañaque, Metro Manila in the second quarter of 2014. The marina will feature a modern clubhouse and accommodate boats up to 65m in size. The breakwater of the members-only facility will enclose ten hectares of marina basin, making it the country’s biggest yacht club. Designed by Joe Goddard Marine Pty Ltd of Australia, it is located in the southern part of Manila Bay along the coast of Alphaland Bay City between the SM Mall of Asia and the Solaire casino and hotel complex of the Bloomberry Group. The design of the breakwater has been completed and construction of the marina is about to begin. According to plans, the breakwater will be 900m long and cost P700 million (US$17.1 million), providing a tranquil, secure and well-protected basin with good manoeuvring room. Every fullservice berth has pedestrian access and each has a finger pier.

The iconic clubhouse design is perhaps the marina’s finest selling point. Designed by renowned Filipino architects Carmelo Casas and Partners, the three-storey 3,500 sq m clubhouse will be built on pilings in the centre of the water basin and accessed from land via a carriageway. The design marries the nautical lifestyle with the practical; its external architecture is suggestive of sails and wind while the interior offers everything you would expect from a modern marina. Rafael Ongpin, project director of Alphaland, says “the club will be a full-feature country club [including] restaurants, outdoor verandas to enjoy the breeze, a bar and a Tabacalera Cigar Divan, five private dining rooms, a function room, a library and map room...a party deck with five Jacuzzis, - January/February 2013

Around 300 boats will be berthed around the central clubhouse structure to create the biggest yacht club in the Philippines. CGI: Carmelo Casas & Partners a gym, separate spas for gentlemen and ladies, a salon and barber shop, a karaoke lounge, several shops with nautical themes and even a playroom for kids, with lots of toys and video games.” Boat ownership is not a prerequisite of club membership as the club will maintain its own fleet of crewed rental boats and demand is expected from both local and international customers. The facility will, however, be welcomed by the 550 or so Filipinos who currently own leisure boats. Many of these have had no previous option other than to keep their boats outside Manila. In a further bid to boost local boating interest, Alphaland is also partnering with different manufacturers, dealers, brokers and suppliers to make brand new and used boats available for sale, and demo boats will be on site for trials. Two service docks will be provided at the northeast and southeast corners of the marina. Boats will have access to fuel and sewage pump-out services and can take on water and cargo at these docks. The club will maintain several support vessels in addition to a service barge, and provide emergency services such as rescue towing, crash pumping and fire fighting. Small service boats will be available to assist with



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Goddard speaks enthusiastically about the project. “The Alphaland Marina Club will be a new benchmark of marina excellence in the entire region,” he comments. “It will far surpass what is available in all of South East Asia, even considering what Singapore and Hong Kong have to offer.” Alphaland is a joint venture between

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Regions to cruise – facing the future: Caribbean The two most established boating regions in the world – the Caribbean and the Mediterranean – face exciting changes and challenges. In the first of a two-part series, Carol Fulford looks at the Caribbean to outline existing marina infrastructure and boating trends, and pinpoint potential future development.

Where is the Caribbean?

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Defined geographically and politically in several ways, the Caribbean in its greatest catchment includes Bermuda, Belize, Mexico and southern Florida. For the purposes of this overview, we will look at some island highlights and then concentrate on the countries in Central and South America that have Caribbean Sea coastline.

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Geography often dictates that marinas in this region are small but there are a number of surprisingly large

The islands fall into four groups: the Bahamas; the Greater Antilles; the Leeward Islands; and the Windwards. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas comprises more than 3,000 islands and cays and there are at least 60 marinas with the highest number in Abacos. The newest on Bimini is Bimini Bay Resort & Marina and one of the most recent in Nassau is Albany Marina,

which opened in November 2010 with 71 slips. Grand Bahama has at least seven facilities and Paradise Island is home to three major marinas including the Atlantic Marina and the glitzy Disneyesque Atlantis resort. South of the Bahamas are the Greater Antilles, with islands such as the Caymans, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Although not the most popular cruising ground in the region as yachts favour the eastern Caribbean, this could change if the United States lifts its current embargo on Cuba. US boats have been barred from visiting Cuba for more than 50 years and lifting the ban would affect Cuba primarily and also Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to create a three-country cruising ground. Much discussion is taking place as a floodgate of boats would inundate the existing marinas. As things stand, the Cayman Islands have several anchorages and well protected marinas, and Cuba officially has 15 but most of these are very small – no more than a single wharf or a few swing moorings. The most significant marina is Marina Hemingway in Santa Fe, 14km west of the capital Havana and the smaller but picturesque Marina Cienfuegos. Jamaica has around seven significant facilities and a good amount of Above: Albany Marina in Nassau, Bahamas, opened in late 2010 with 71 slips. Left: Cruising region of the Caribbean. - January/February 2013


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MARKET OVERVIEW: CARIBBEAN anchorage spots, and Dominican Republic has nigh on a dozen marinas and several relatively large marina resorts such as Ocean World Adventure Park near Puerto Plata. This has 100 slips and is one of very few full-service marinas between the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. One of the newer highlights is Marina Cap Cana, the only other full service marina within a 400km radius of Turks & Caicos and Puerto Rico. It currently has 89 slips for vessels up to 40m and is part of a residential resort. When complete, it is scheduled to have a thousand slips. Neighbouring Puerto Rico has a more developed marina industry with over 20 marinas, some of which are large. An example is Palmas del Mar Yacht Club with 44 megayacht berths and a total of 158 slips. Another example is Puerto del Rey on the east coast of the island between San Juan and St Thomas. Undoubtedly one the biggest marinas in the Caribbean, it has 1,000 deep water slips and significant open rack boat storage. Next stop is the Leeward Islands. Here we find the Virgin Islands, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe has several small marinas and Marina Bas-Du-Fort, a large marina with a thousand berths, 40 of which are reserved for superyachts. But it’s the Virgin Islands that dominate in terms of numbers of boating facilities. The British Virgin Islands have around 25 marinas located largely in Tortola and Virgin Gorda, and the US Virgin Islands have a further 13 including Yacht Haven Grande.

Palmas del Mar Yacht Club in Puerto Rico has 158 slips including 44 megayacht berths. While St Kitts & Nevis are a little off the normal cruising track but with interesting ongoing developments, Antigua is well known as one of the top destinations in the world for yacht chartering, racing and cruising and offers quality marine services. There are seven major privately run marinas, some of which can accommodate superyachts. Our final group is the Windward Islands, where amongst others we have the yachting hubs of St Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. There are 15 or so marinas in St Martin, little development in Dominica and a few marinas in Grenada. Martinique has one of the safest and most beautiful bays in the Caribbean at Fort-de-

France and, like St Vincent & the Grenadines, is a favoured stop-over with several marinas. Barbados offers the first landfall for many yachts crossing the Atlantic but has insufficient marina berths to cope with crowding at high season. St Lucia is poised to step in – especially with berths for large vessels. In 2010, the St Lucia Tourist Board appointed a director of yachting and industry and lobbied hard for an official Yachting Act. Although the island doesn’t have much in the way of a boating heritage, over the past couple of decades or so Rodney Bay Marina, one of its two major marinas, has been the final destination for the ARC and is a popular stop over for cruise ships, bluewater sailors and charter companies. At the close of 2011, the St Lucia Government approved a range of revised policies to help stimulate growth and development of yachting, mostly related to relaxing permission for length of stay and reducing taxation. If we move towards the coast of South America we hit the southernmost islands in the Caribbean chain. Trinidad & Tobago are just 11km off the coast of Venezuela and a little further round the coast we find the ABCs – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. St Lucia is streamlining its regulations in order to welcome more boaters to facilities such as Rodney Bay Marina. - January/February 2013







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MARKET OVERVIEW: CARIBBEAN Moorings are sought after here as the islands are outside of the hurricane belt and marinas have become some of the best in the eastern Caribbean, a far cry from what we currently find in Venezuela and neighbouring Colombia.

Venezuela and Colombia Venezuela should be an ideal destination for boats heading south in the hurricane season. It has over 1800 km of coastline, 80 offshore islands and South America’s third largest river – the Orinoco – but the government hasn’t looked kindly on yachting. In the early 2000s the government decided to apply an arbitrary tax on boats and there was a mass exodus to Trinidad. The situation has improved but it is still difficult to get clearance from one state to another, the rules often change and are open to the interpretation of individual port captains. Chartering is illegal and although foreign boats can stay for up to 18 months, their owners and crew can only stay for the standard 90 days. In October of 2011 President Hugo Chavez announced a domestic policy plan to seize yachts and use them for tourist trips. Notwithstanding this, there is a true yachting centre in Venezuela - in Puerto La Cruz, 225km east of the capital, Caracas. The best marina here is probably Bahia Redonda with 150 slips for vessels up to 27m but there are several to choose from including the Amerigo Vespucci. The city of Maracaibo near Caracas also has multiple marinas on the western shore of Lake Maracaibo where the water narrows before flowing into the Gulf of Venezuela.

Bimini Bay Resort Marina, Bimini, Bahamas, has upmarket landside development and generously proportioned slips. style marina being undertaken by Marinas de Columbia. Berths will be sold to private buyers. Five Central American countries also border the Caribbean – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize. The Yucatan peninsula of Mexico also counts, of course - but Panama is pivotal.

Panama Known primarily for its canal, Panama is of immense strategic importance as it lies at the crossroads of the North and South American continents and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Canal opened in 1914 and more

than 14,000 ships and yachts pass through each year on a journey that takes around eight hours. Work began in 2007 to widen the canal and this is scheduled for completion in 2014. The canal has had a tremendous impact on the country’s shoreline, natural areas and development patterns. The current widening of the canal is spurring new waterfront development opportunities but it is also causing dissension among boaters as authorities seek to control mooring spaces more closely. Some existing facilities have been asked by the Maritime Authority of Panama to reduce slip numbers or reconfigure and this, most particularly, affects

There are more marinas in Venezuela than in neighbouring Colombia despite a fairly comparable length of coastline. The most significant recent development is Santa Marta Marina in Santa Marta, which opened in September 2010 with 256 berths for boats up to 40m. Construction also began in 2011 on Marina Puerto Valero, also on the Caribbean coast. This is a project for an international Superyacht berths at Red Frog Beach Marina in Bocas del Toro are close to the Panama Canal. - January/February 2013


MARKET OVERVIEW: CARIBBEAN The Placencia, when completed, will be a significant marina resort in Belize offering 300 slips. transient boaters. Up to 175 berths at Panama Canal based facilities could have been lost and, unless these are replaced, it could pose a problem for the future. Panama is a key boating destination, partly because of the canal but also because it is located outside of the hurricane belt. Logically, there are marina facilities at each end of the canal but there are actually surprisingly few marinas in the country. Examples include Shelter Bay Marina (previously Fort Sherman and for many years a military base) at the Caribbean entrance to the Canal and Red Frog Beach Marina in Bocas del Toro, the closest marina to the Canal with superyacht berths. Flamenco Yacht Club, looking to be the leading marina in Panama, is currently under renovation and expansion. Occupying a prime spot on Flamenco Island, it has dock space for 264 boats up to 76m in length and a broad range of services. A 183-berth covered drystack is under construction.

Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize Next in line, Costa Rica, has new marinas on its Pacific coast but little of true note on the Caribbean side and Nicaragua, the poorest nation

in Central America, currently has no marinas on the Caribbean. Plans are in hand, however, by Caribbean Marine Corporation to build two facilities. El Bluff Marina & Resort on Bluff Island in Bluefields is designed for 150 berths and has shops, a restaurant and a 20-room boutique hotel. The company also plans a second facility 40nm from the central Caribbean coastline on Corn Island. 40-50 moorings are planned. Completion of the first phase of Bluff Island is ongoing. Honduras has a lengthy Caribbean coastline with few top class marinas but facilities are generally improving. Most are to be found on the island of Roatan, 48km off the coast. Neighbouring Belize is, meanwhile, waking up gradually to tourism. A

known destination for recreational fishermen, its principal attraction lies offshore with a 280km long barrier reef that is second only to Australia’s Great Barrier. Small marinas and plentiful anchorages can be found along the coast and mostly between the coast and the reef. Facilities include Placencia Yacht Club on the southern tip of the peninsula and Belize Yacht Club near Belize City. There are a couple of proposals for marina resorts, the most viable of which appears to be The Placencia, a community with 300 slips including slips for megayachts. Work is progressing slowly but the breakwater has been completed.

To summarise • The lifting of the US embargo on Cuba – if and when it happens – is likely to create a new cruising ground • There is an increasing emphasis on superyacht and megayacht berths • There is more focus on upmarket marina resorts • New waterfront development opportunities could boost nautical tourism in Panama Market to watch: St Lucia Undeveloped potential: Venezuela and Colombia The above article is based on a presentation ‘Regions to cruise – an overview of marina development in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean’ given by Carol Fulford, editor of Marina World at METS 2012. Marina Cienfuegos is one of few modern marina facilities in Cuba.

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visitors to linger by the boats irrespective of the weather. The covering can be manufactured to meet any specification and branding requirement. The WalcThru is just the latest innovation from Walcon. Previous examples include the wheelchair access pontoon in 2011, the continuous cleat slot and the top-mounted services duct. Contact Walcon Marine in the UK on email: sales@ Walcon WalcThru offers practical protection for pontoon walkways.

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Basic ops training for US professionals The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has published a Basic Marina Operations Training Guide to serve as a tool for entry-level marina professionals. Designed as a self-study course, the 34-page reference guide is available through the AMI website – www. The guide is step one in a series of training – from basic to advanced marina operations – available

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French port equipment provider, Poralu Marine, gave a further boost to its ever expanding range of equipment and services by releasing two new products at the Paris International Boat Show last December. which has a ten year First is the Mooring guarantee, completes the Star (above), a berthing design. Catwalks are fitted device that enables with anti-impact protection, several boats to use a and the entire structure is single mooring point. Ideal moored using a patented for creating organised Nautiscaphe anchoring mooring fields, each star system that meets all can accommodate up to safety and environmental eight boats of 12-15m. requirements. Concentrating mooring in clusters such as this not The second innovation only helps solve shortage is the Spiro cart-mounted of space in and around pump-out station. Part of marinas but protects the CEI range, Spiro is threatened ecosystems. aimed at smaller facilities Mooring Star can also be used for temporary berthing to meet specific needs during, say, holiday periods or sailing events, or used for short-term visitor berthing so as to free up space at marina pontoons for long stays. It can be installed and dismantled at any time of the year.

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Mini ROV for oneperson operation Global aviation and marine consultants, Aeronautic Consultancy, generated much interest at METS 2012 with its SP50 AC-ROV, claimed to be the smallest portable underwater video camera and inspection vehicle on the market. designed micro ROV weighs Offered as a complete system in one waterproof just 18kg, is CE marked carry case, the ruggedly and certified for all ‘wet

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seriously small spaces. Its unique thrusters do not have central shafts and the inward pointing blades do not meet. This eliminates the risk of fouling, which often happens in shaft mounted thruster arrangements. Designed and manufactured in Aberdeen, Scotland, by professional diving and ROV engineers, the unit is ideal for any kind of underwater inspection. “Marinas could find the SP50 particularly useful for pile, pontoon anchor, pontoon float and mooring block chain inspections, to name but a few things,” said Aeronautic’s James Wakeford. He also noted that marinas could rent the SP50 service out to owners wanting to inspect their hull or propellers. Contact Aeronautic Consultancy in the UK on email: james@aeronautic.

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Palmarina earns 5 Blue Stars Palmarina (above), the facility previously known as Port Bodrum Yalikavak, has been awarded 5 Blue Star status by the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI). It is the first marina in Turkey to receive blue star certification. Situated on the south west coast just a five minute walk

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After the storm Florida-based TDI Products, the company that purchased all rights to the Ensign power pedestal line from Will-Burt Company late last year, has been busy supporting marinas damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The TDI team is making on-site damage assessments and supplying re-build kits for damaged or submerged pedestals but TDI president, Tom Caldwell, has been pleased to discover how well the Ensign units have survived. He attributes this to the high quality of casing and components. Ensign power, light and fire extinguisher pedestals are manufactured from specially treated powder coated stainless steel for durability and corrosion resistance. They can be built with 15, 30, 50 and 100 amp circuits, power meters, lights and even a hose/cord hanger and can be mounted in a wide variety of positions. TDI will customise units to meet specific installation requirements. Safety is paramount. “All of our products are designed to be compliant with safety standards and National Electrical Code,” Caldwell confirms. “The UL and CSA certification adds tremendous credibility to our product designs and proves our products truly are safe and compliant.” Supply of spare parts via the Ensign Express service for pedestals that did incur storm damage has proved to be problem-free. “With more than a thousand parts in stock, your order ships the day you need it, reducing downtime and inventory costs,” Caldwell explains. TDI Products is exhibiting at IMBC in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (30th January-1st February 2013). Contact TDI Products in the USA on email:

Version two of ‘visual’ package Marina management software specialist, Pacsoft, has released Version 2 of its Visual Marina program – a visual map integrated with the Pacsoft MMS. According to Pacsoft managing director, Chris Thomas, the product enables operators to view the marina in a new light. “I have known managers who see their data in this way for the first time to immediately identify errors in the existing booking system,” he says. “The visual marina thus provides managers with a quick intuitive way to audit operations.” Pacsoft Visual Marina displays vessel sizes to scale to accurately reflect their position in each berth. The marina can be viewed at any date – past or future – and pop-up arrival and departure lists are invaluable for planning berth

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areas such as drystack, hardstand or mooring areas; and home in on utility meters, review their on/off status and even take meter readings. Contact Pacsoft in New Zealand on email: mms@

Orders, launches and awards M-Tech (Marine Technologies) has supplied Superior with pedestals for the new Kingston Harbour Marina and delivered Platinum pedestals for the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s berthing facility in Townsville, Queensland. Kingston Harbour Marina, a key part of an award-winning urban renewal project on the shore of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, has been installed with 30 type XL service pedestals and 18 bespoke XL lighting pedestals. M-Tech has also launched a new compact model in its emergency services range. The new station is manufactured from high density red polyethylene and is fully UV stable and flame retardant. It is supplied as standard with a clear quickrelease door, 9kg dry powder The new M-Tech compact services unit comes with many options. - January/February 2013

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New England yard invests for superyacht business The busy Newport Shipyard with Marine Travelift hoists.

Newport Shipyard in RI, USA, has purchased a new 500 ton Marine Travelift. The machine, which will be the largest Travelift in operation in New England, complements a 100 MT lift and replaces a 300 MT machine that has been in operation for 12 years.

“This is a very exciting time, not only for Newport Shipyard but also for the marine industry in Rhode Island,” said Eli Dana, dockmaster of Newport Shipyard. “We see a growing demand from superyachts wanting to visit our area but, without the capacity to be hauled for repair work, they go elsewhere. Until now, we were able to haul yachts up to 150 feet but, as sailing and motor yachts continue to grow in size, the need for a larger hoist became necessary.”

The new 500 MT will be fully operational in June and able to handle everything from 50ft catamarans to 200ft superyachts. Additional features include night time work lights for emergency haul-outs and a sound suppression package to reduce engine noise. “It is a big investment for us but we are confident it will attract larger yachts to New England and will be a win-win for everyone,” Dana commented.

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Signs of optimism in Europe According to Rolec managing director, Kieron Alsop, the European leisure industry is showing real signs of optimism despite a rain-soaked summer. “Both the caravan and marina industries appear to have entered the 2012/2013 closed season with a definite sense of purpose,” he says. The Rolec team, having visited and exhibited at a number of leisure industry trade shows, reports a mood of cautious optimism for 2013. As a result, many projects that were shelved

due to the economic downturn now have the green light. There is also a sense of urgency. “Traditionally, the caravan park/marina has waited until January, February or March before undertaking site work. However, many operators were getting work under way as soon as their sites closed in 2012,” Alsop confirms. Rolec secured a number of new projects for the winter season. These included Conwy Marina and Albert Dock (UK), Limassol Marina

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Classic pedestals installed at Albert Dock Marina, Liverpool, UK. (Cyprus) and Ronsbukta Smabathavn (Norway). A total of 151 1000mm Classic service pedestals, each offering 16 amp and 32 amp electrical sockets, has been installed at Conwy Marina in Wales as part of an electricity and lighting services refurbishment. All sockets are monitored and managed by the Rolec Smartcard meter system. Rolec was also awarded a contract by the Canal and River Trust to design, supply and install 19 Midi sized Classic pedestals at

the new Albert Dock Marina extension in Liverpool. The extension comes 15 years after the original marina was established by British Waterways with Rolec Classic pedestals, all of which are still fully operational. Ronsbukta Smabathavn in Kristiansand, Norway, opted for a mixed package of 30 Classic style SmartMaster Solo pedestals and six Classic lighting pedestals. Contact Rolec Global Marina Services in the UK on email:


PRODUCTS & SERVICES Index to Advertisers ACCMAR, USA 50 Albatross Marina Control, Spain 54 Amilibia Marinas, Brazil 36 Applied Technology 36 & Management, USA Bellingham Marine, USA 22 Boat Lift Srl, Italy 38 Candock, Canada 44 Cimolai Technology, Italy 6 Con-O-Lift by Kropf 10 Industrial, Canada Connect-A-Dock, USA 50 Den Hartog Industries, USA 59 Eaton Marina Power 33 & Lighting, USA Formex, USA 52 Golden Boat Lifts, USA 28 Hamilton Manufacturing 34 Corp, USA Hazelett Marine, USA 28 Helix Mooring Systems, USA 42 HydroHoist Marine Group, USA 44 IMCI, Belgium 48 IMS Dredge, USA 50 Ingemar, Italy 34 JLD International, Netherlands 38 KMI Sealift, USA 25 M-Tech, Australia 52 METS 2013, Netherlands 47 MDL Consultancy, UK 20 MWS&S, UK 40 Marina Master/IRM, Slovenia 20 Marina Matters, Spain 44 Marine13, Australia 54 Marine Travelift, USA 60 Marinetek, Finland 4&5 Marinevest, USA 48 Martini Alfredo, Italy 18 Moffatt & Nichol, USA 26 Pacsoft, New Zealand 35 Plus Pedestals, Italy 48 Poralu Marine, France 30 & 31 Rolec Services, UK 14 Roodberg, Netherlands 51 SF Marina System, Sweden 2 Seaflex, Sweden 8 Seijsener, the Netherlands 42 Successful Software, Greece 56 Superior, Australia 16 Titan Deck, USA 54 Vetter, Germany 42 Walcon Marine, UK 26 Waterwitch, UK 56 Wave Armor, USA 56 Yard 37, New Zealand 39


Oslo design uses sustainable materials Multi-award winning company, Kebony, has unveiled the Kebony Boat House, the latest of three high-profile projects it has completed in collaboration with TreStykker 2012, an independent workshop of Norwegian design students. Tasked with designing and delivering a unique and eye-catching landmark on Oslo’s beautiful and bustling waterfront, the students took an innovative approach to reinventing this area of public space and also reinterpreting Norway’s historic tradition for coastal boat houses. Sustainability was a key factor in the design approach, making the Kebony wood product an ideal alternative to tropical hardwood and timber with toxic treatments. Kebony is environmentallyfriendly, non-toxic, easily maintained TreStykker students worked together to devise a striking boathouse design.

and resistant to decay. This is achieved by a patented process called ‘kebonisation’, which enhances the properties of wood such as maple, pine and beech by impregnating it with a patented mixture based on furfuryl alcohol. This strengthens and stabilises the wood, making it highly resistant to biological decay. The longstanding partnership between TreStykker 2012 and Kebony reflects the increasing prevalence and popularity of sustainable alternatives in design, architecture and construction. Kebony marketing director, Jan Terje Nielsen, commented: “The students in the TreStykker organisation have shown impressive architectural skills and professionalism which is very promising for their future. Kebony is proud to be involved in this beautiful project with these up and coming architects.” Contact Kebony AS in Norway on email: info@ - January/February 2013

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2013 Jan/Feb Marina World  

The magazine for the marina industry

2013 Jan/Feb Marina World  

The magazine for the marina industry