Mooring Post
October/November 2023

–  Delivering news to marina professionals  –

Big challenges,
big opportunities and
big decisions
“We’re going to see more change in the next decade than we’ve probably seen in a century,” Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft, Inc
The overriding message from the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) for 2023 advised the marina industry to expect change, embrace change, and work together to create change that positions marinas at the centre of sustainable tourism.
Industry professionals from all over the world gathered at the fabulous Tivoli Conference Centre within Marina Vilamoura in mid October for two days of conference sessions and a full day field trip beyond Vilamoura to Marina de Lagos and Marina de Albufeira.
A conference report will appear in the November/December issue of Marina World.

SF MArina
BAHAMAS: Buyer or JV partner sought

BAHAMAS: Buyer or JV partner sought for luxury resort marina build
The development rights to build a marina in the heart of a 2,000-acre luxury resort and residential development on Grand Bahama Island have come up for sale.

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Come and “talk marinas” with members of the Marina World team in the Marina & Yard Pavilion at METSTRADE 2023, Amsterdam (Wed 15th – Fri 17th November).
Get your free ticket at
See you there!

Kropf Conolift

Marina Port Mahón
: Marina Port Mahón supports protection of sperm whale nursery
Marina Port Mahón has signed up to Moby Mummy 23, a campaign launched in August by the Tursiops association to protect the sperm whale nursery in northern Menorca.
The 12m Irifi, used by the Tursiops team to carry out research, berthed at the marina during the summer to share its findings during its search for sperm whales in the northern part of the island.
The six-strong team involved in the Tursiops research project sailed more than 700nm to search for and track sperm whales and recently located four groups, formed of 36 individuals including nine calves, the highest number ever recorded since 2003 in the Balearic Islands. One of the pods consisted of 18 whales.
The data provided by Tursiops confirms that the north of Menorca is an area of vital importance for the Mediterranean sperm whale and has confirmed the nursery as a key area to be protected. The creation of the MPA sets out to minimise the negative impacts of human activity on the location. The project counts on the support of the Menorca Island Council, Menorca Lines, Marina Port Mahón, Prezer-Adalmo and Menorca Preservation.


UAE: Two Al Dhafra marinas inaugurated
Sila Community Harbour and Al Fayiyi Island Marina in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi were officially inaugurated on 15th September. The ceremony was headed up by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is supervising the Al Dhafra master development plan.

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Bahrain Marina

BAHRAIN: Build starts on Bahrain Marina
Construction work has started on Bahrain Marina, an impressive 256,000 sq m project on Manama’s eastern coastal strip. The Bahrain Marina Development Company has contracted Nass Contracting WWL and Mohamed Salahuddin Engineers & Architects (MSCEB) for the inaugural phase.

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UAE: Omniyat plans to elevate Marasi Bay
Private property development and service group Omniyat has purchased Marasi Bay Marina from Business Bay LLC. The dynamic facility is located in the heart of Dubai near Omniyat’s distinctive hotel and residence complex The Lana.

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Co Down marinaUSA: Suntex buys Mariner’s Cove
Suntex Marina Investors has added Mariner’s Cove Marina in Gulfport, Florida to its growing marina portfolio.
Founded in 1976, Mariner’s Cove is an established and well-known drystack marina minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico. It is located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, only 30 minutes from Tampa.

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Port de Mallorca

Expédition MED visits Port de Mallorca
The Expédition MED research team called at Marina Port de Mallorca aboard the ship Bonita during the summer as part of its voyage around the Mediterranean to collect and analyse water. Expédition MED is a non-profit foundation formed in 2009 to investigate the problem of plastics in the Mediterranean and their consequences for wildlife and humans.

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Highlights from Marina World July/August 2023

Karpaz Gate Marina, a home away from home
A ground-breaking 300-berth marina in Northern Cyprus, Karpaz Gate attracts yachts of all sizes from around the world. Developing the resort has meant working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.

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Celebrating sail
Marina Monfalcone and Marina di Scarlino are two very different marinas in different parts of Italy, but both prove that sail-dominated marinas can be operated successfully and effectively.

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Green credits for UK marina group
Environmental projects and initiatives, especially those that best support the local area, are high priority for family-owned marina group Yacht Havens.

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From the Marina World archives

Regeneration planning for Des Moines
USA: The City of Des Moines in Washington State is working on a multi-year project to update its waterfront and marina.

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Ismailia Yacht Marina boosts new era Suez Canal
EGYPT: The Green Marina project will boost amenities and create tourist destination on one of the world’s most important waterways.

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Redeveloping Windermere Marina
UK: Positioned on the largest lake in England, Windermere Marina is regenerating its pontoon infrastructure and improving its luxury waterfront apartments.

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Future Features
November/December 2023
Waterfront Developments
Award-winning Marinas
Training, Education & Certification

January/February 2024
Global Review 2023
Environmental Products & Services

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