Mooring Post
June/July 2023

–  Delivering news to marina professionals  –


BAHAMAS: Government signs for Blue Water Cay
A Heads of Agreement was signed in May by Legendary Marina Resort at Blue Water Cay and the Government of the Bahamas for a multi-million dollar marina project at Blue Water Cay in New Providence island.

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Permits for marina developments
On 12 May, the Government of Curacao issued permits to Royal Holding Company II BV for the development of a marina in the Zakito area of the Dutch Caribbean island. The company will be able to construct a breakwater and a movable bridge in accordance with Curacao’s maritime management legislation and construction and housing regulations.

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INDIA: Marina plans for Princess Dock
According to multiple sources, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has approved the development of a marina at Princess Dock in Mumbai Port. The project will be undertaken on a PPP basis with a concession period of 45 years. The move is expected to pave the way for marinas in other Indian ports, e.g. Cochin and New Mangalore. Leisure boats are often moored near the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai but, although temporary infrastructure has been installed, nothing permanent has so far been developed.

How sustainable is your marina?
• What is sustainability?
• How can marinas make a positive contribution to the environment?
• What is smart destination integration?
The Introduction to Sustainability in Marinas (Second Edition) offers a narrative approach to some of the ways in which sustainability applies to marinas. Starting at inception, with ecological and social design considerations, and completing the circle by learning to protect local biodiversity and encouraging citizen science, the guide serves as a useful resource for marina managers and their teams.

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Co Down marina
: Operator sought for Co Down marina
Marina Projects has been appointed by Ards and North Down Borough Council to procure an experienced marina operator to take on and support the future of the popular 530-berth marina and harbour situated in the City of Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

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USA: Suntex CEO is an Entrepreneur of the Year
Bryan Redmond, CEO of Suntex Marina Investors, has been named as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Southwest Award finalist by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

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UK: MDL celebrates its 50th Anniversary…
TMDL Marinas, one of Europe’s largest marina groups, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To kick off the celebrations, the company has launched a new website ( to showcase its vibrant history.

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PORTUGAL: Don’t miss IWMC 2023
Don’t forget to register for the 2023 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) and marina exhibition, to be held in Vilamoura, Algarve from 9th-11th October. The event, which moves to a different country every two years, is a fist-time visitor to Portugal and will be hosted by the Portuguese Association of Ports and Marinas (APPR). Go to for full information on how you can join the conference crowd in discussing ‘Big Challenges – Big Opportunities – Big Decisions.”

Fort Lauderdale

USA: … and 50 years for Eldean
Family-owned Eldean Shipyard celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this summer. The 326-slip marina and resort on Lake Macatawa, Michigan has expanded many times and pivoted through the years to adapt to customer needs and desires, economic pressures, low and high water, and even a war.

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Co Down marinaUSA: Long-awaited Preston plans firm up
Denison City Council, Denison, Texas has approved Preston Harbor, a residential and marina project on the shores of Lake Texoma. Craig International has been given approval to purchase a 3,100-acre plot and start the planning process. The project will comprise thousands of homes and a private marina.

Highlights from Marina World May/June 2023

Promoting a customer-focused culture
Austin Schell, CEO of Port 32 Marinas, talks about operations, current trends and future plans.

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Thorny problems, but a bright future
Industry feedback on development, obstacles and future growth for drystack storage.

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A new standard in electrical safety
VoltSafe Marine electrical shore power connectors and outlets are a game-changer for marina EV charging and shore power safety.

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From the Marina World archives: Talking Shop

Slovenia marinas boosting potential
Vladimir Gavran: “Our marina does not resemble an “all inclusive” hotel that is isolated from the environment, but lives with the local people and the environment in which it is located.”

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Opening the APS Seychelles agency
Peter Alvis: “We are aiming to deliver a bespoke service to our clients by providing the small extra touches. After all, life is meant to be lived for all the small moments not just the grand ones.”

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Kemah Boardwalk,
Gateway to Galveston Bay
Brad Grace: “Our biggest challenge is continually coming up with new services to our marina hospitality offerings…a marina manager’s responsibilities are fluid and ever changing, which is a big part of the allure for me.”

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Coming soon…
The July/August 2023 issue of Marina World magazine features:
Superyacht Facilities
Yards & Yard Machinery

…and further ahead
September/October 2023:
Advertisement Feature: A-Z Guide to Pontoons/Docks and Decking Manufacturers
Operator Talk: Green credits
(Marina managers on the benefits and the challenges of implementing environmental initiatives)
Editorial deadline: 04 August
Advertising deadline: 15 August

To discuss editorial opportunities for these issues, contact:
Carol Fulford –
For details on print and digital advertising options, contact:
Julia Hallam (Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific) –
Philippe Critot (The Americas) –

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