Melbourne City completes large berth upgrade
AUSTRALIA: The City of Melbourne has completed a $1.97 million upgrade of Melbourne City Marina in Victoria Harbour, enabling it to better welcome larger vessels.
Lord Mayor Sally Capp explained the rationale: “Originally built in 2006, the marina needed to be upgraded to be able to welcome all of Melbourne’s boating community and visitors to our city. We’ve installed new pontoons, security gates and piles to allow a greater variety of boats to use our fantastic facilities. As we enter the summer months we’re expecting a big increase in the number of bookings – bringing visitors right into the heart of Docklands and supporting local businesses.”
The marina upgrade has retained the existing four superyacht berths, with the design preparing for two additional berths in the future. Vessel size allowance has been increased, with two berths rated for 1,350 tonne vessels and the other two for 600 tonne vessels.