Mooring Post
January 2024

–  Delivering news to marina professionals  –

CYPRUS & GREECE East Med network formed
The operators of Ayia Napa, Rhodes, Symi and Kos marinas have formed the Eastern Mediterranean Marinas Network with a view to upgrading services and furthering the development of nautical tourism in the eastern Mediterranean region.
The MoU between the four parties was signed on 04 December at Ayia Napa in Cyprus and the process of signing concluded at a similar ceremony at the Athens Boat Show. Costas Fitiris, chief marina officer at Ayia Napa, commented: “It is only through collaboration and joint understanding that we can not only maintain the highest standards of the services that we provide to boaters but also take things to higher level, one that benefits both our clients and the two countries’ nautical sectors.”

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Kropf Conolift

: UAQ Creek development inaugurated
Phase one of the UAQ Creek Waterfront Development in the northern emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain (UAQ) was officially inaugurated on 01 December by UAQ ruler HH Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla.
The project focuses on a 2km long walkway with a yacht club, marina promenades, shops, restaurants and cafés. The driving force of the development is to boost tourism and sustainable blue economy strategy. (Photo WAM Development)

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USA: Integra buys
Sunset Bay
Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage has become the tenth marina in the Integra Marinas portfolio and its seventh active marina with partner BLG Capital Advisors and other investors.

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MALTA: Government vision for superyacht industry
The Government of Malta’s newly published Strategic Vision for the Superyacht Industry document, outlines guiding principles to “make Malta a jurisdiction of choice for the superyacht industry by fostering a sustainable ecosystem supported by reliable infrastructure, quality services and a skilled workforce.”

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AUSTRALIA: Green light for landside boost at Marina Mirage
Further to the upgrade at Marina Mirage on Australia’s east coast that created a 78-berth superyacht marina, owner Makris Group has received approval from the City of Gold Coast’s planning and environmental committee for significant further landside redevelopment.

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UK: Funds secured for Barry development
The Vale of Glamorgan Council in South Wales has secured £19.8 million of funding for its Barry Making Waves waterfront development. The plans, led and developed in detail by the Council and shaped by local residents and a number of local and regional partners, will provide a watersports centre at Barry Waterfront and a marina, along with a new park.
It will also see the creation of new business space for the town and further invest in an active travel network to the waterfront. The proposals have been developed in partnership with local community organisations and Associated British Ports, which will also be providing match funding.

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Highlights from Marina World November/December 2023

Welcoming megayachts to Istanbul
Atakoy Marina and Atakoy Mega Yacht Marina are core elements in the Istanbul Tourism Centre mega project to make the Istanbul seafront a new destination for the city.

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Rebuilding Porto Carlo Riva and Marina di Imperia in Italy
Porto Carlo Riva in Rapallo on the east coast of Liguria and the mega project for the tourist port at Imperia to the west are two very different projects to re-establish two of Italy’s best-known marinas.

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Smart software and the yachting boom boost success in Australia
Mooloolaba Marina in Queensland, Australia has the wind in its sails with a recent boom in yacht ownership and the use of powerful marina management software helping to push its average annual berth occupancy rate up to 90% in 2023.

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From the Marina World archives - Talking Shop

Kemah Boardwalk:
Gateway to Galveston Bay
USA: Kemah Boardwalk marina in Kemah, Texas sits within a highly popular theme park in a town that has the third largest concentration of recreational boats in the USA. Marina manager, Brad Grace, talks shop..

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Izola and Koper marinas join forces to boost potential
SLOVENIA: Marina Izola is a well-sheltered facility with an ideal location in central Europe. By combining forces with nearby Marina Koper under the new brand MarinaUp, it can offer berth holders and visitors more than ever before. Marina manager, Vladimir Gavran, talks shop.

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Developing the Eagle Float
USA: Hendren Plastics continues to expand the reach of its premium Eagle Floats product line. Owner and president, Jim Hendren, talks shop.

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Future Features
Future Features
March/April 2024
Superyacht Facilities
Buying & Selling Marinas

Editorial deadline: 09 February
Advertising deadline: 28 February

May/June 2024
Planning & Design – Marina & Yards
Smart Technology

Editorial deadline: 28 March
Advertising deadline: 25 April

July/August 2024
Dry Storage
Floating Buildings & Structures

Editorial deadline: 03 June
Advertising deadline: 19 June

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