James Watt appoints new operator
UK: The James Watt Dock LLP, a partnership between Peel Holdings and Riverside Inverclyde, has handed over the operation of James Watt Dock Marina (above) to Marina Projects.
30 years of marina cooperation
EUROPE: TransEurope Marinas, formerly Transmanche, is celebrating three decades of association. The group now has 73 member marinas and its unchanged maxims hinge on working in cooperation and offering a discount system to encourage berth holders to sail around the network. ...
Loggerhead sells to Suntex
USA: Loggerhead Marina has sold 11 of its marinas throughout Florida to Suntex Marina Investors LLC. Loggerhead is one of the best-known and well-respected marina operating brands in the US southeast with premier locations on the east and Gulf coasts of Florida. ...
Building big docks in a small town
Provincetown Marina at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts is being transformed into a megayacht destination with one of the largest breakwater systems on the East Coast. It’s the third marina in the area to receive a major overhaul, all at the hands of one industrious couple. Sarah Devlin reports
Chuck and Ann Lagasse are not new to property development nor are they naïve when it comes to marina management. As former major landowners in Newburyport, Massachusetts, they are hands-on and intuitive about how they invest and improve properties. ...
From home-grown to high-tech on a MÄori lake
Caution: this is a story of renewal and expansion in New Zealand that contains a number of challenging MÄori names. Be undaunted. It’s an inspirational story well worth the effort. Robert Wilkes reports.
Lake TaupÅ is considered the “beating heart” of the North Island by MÄori. The lake bed is formed by a huge volcanic crater and is owned by Ngati TÅ«wharetoa, a MÄori tribe made up of 26 hapÅ«, or sub-tribes. Motuoapa Marina nestles on the shore of a village of the same name. Now that you have mastered these challenging MÄori names, we begin. ...
Setting a benchmark in Vietnam
As an emerging tourist destination, Vietnam is enjoying increasing focus on waterfront development for both recreational and residential purposes. Developing marinas to support interest in yachting lifestyles and to attract visiting boats meets with the usual stumbling blocks found in countries with little or no legacy of recreational boating – but entrepreneurs can win through.
Ana Marina in Nha Trang on the south east coast of Vietnam will be the country’s first world class marina, initially offering 60 berths for vessels of 20-40m (66-131ft) and extra wide berths for catamarans. ...