Giant breakwater floats at Provincetown
USA: The second phase of redevelopment at Provincetown Marina in Provincetown, Massachusetts has now been completed with the incorporation of a massive SF Marina Systems Type 600 floating breakwater.
Operator selected for first Al Zorah marina
UAE: ART Marine has been appointed marina operator of the first of four new marinas in the Al Zorah development in Ajman. The company will manage berthing facilities for vessels of 8-40m (26 -131ft) and offer sea rescue services on a 24-hour basis.
Call for Applications: Jack Nichol Award
PIANC’s Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom) and the ICOMIA Marinas Group invite owners, operators and designers to submit marina projects for the PIANC Marina Excellence Design ‘Jack Nichol’ Award (MEDA). ...
Major renovation helps RVYC win Club of the Year
Recently recognised as the 2017 Club of the Year (medium club category) by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) – which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year – is fresh from extensive refurbishment of its two club marinas. Carol Fulford invited general manager, Simon Gatrell CMM, to talk shop. ...
Customisation – with the help of science
With enhanced production facilities designed to meet the needs of large breakwater sections, progressive R&D, in-house hydrodynamics software and a special team, Ingemar founder and president Lorenzo Isalberti has created a leading company in the floating structures sector. Donatella Zucca investigated ...
Stewards of the environment
by Robert Wilkes
Here is one view of marinas as stewards of the environment:
‘Marinas are businesses and are all about making money like other businesses. They will cut corners and look the other way where the environment is concerned rather than spend the energy, time and money to proactively protect it. Marina operators don’t have the training or just don’t care enough to put in the hard work of environmental stewardship. Marinas and the boats in them are loaded with noxious chemicals that leach into the water, pollute the environment and kill marine life. Boat owners are ‘one-percenters’ with big gas tanks and large carbon footprints who chuck garbage over the side and are a threat to clean water and sensitive marine life.’ ...
SPONSORED FEATURE: Mooring up in safe waters
Marinas are in the hospitality business and, regardless of the size or scope of facilities and services on offer, every good marina team seeks to offer guests the best experience. Boating and other recreational watersports are a hugely popular, family-friendly way to relax, socialise and interact with our beautiful natural world. Boating is fun but we need to make sure it is also safe. ...