Across the network, plans are in place for new services that bring additional value to marina destinations and, in many cases, implement all-important sustainability factors.
Port La Forêt, who last year celebrated their 50th Anniversary, ended on a high when they learnt that their bid for funding for an ambitious boatyard restructuring project had been successful. Backed by the French government, the project aims to accelerate the ecological transition within marinas, anticipating future challenges.
A famous offshore racing centre, the marina will be well served by the new facilities, set to include an extensive wash-down area where water is collected, treated, and recycled and improved access with separate lanes for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles. An extended parking area will be landscaped and equipped with draining materials.
Environmental Wash Centre
Fambridge Yacht Haven on the UK’s east coast, has installed a new environmental wash centre with interceptor tanks designed to ensure oils, paint fragments and other materials are prevented from re-entering the river when boats are lifted ashore. The system collects and filters the water used when washing boats, effectively recycling it, thus reducing water wastage.
New Marina Office for La Rochelle
Port de la Minimes in La Rochelle, is improving reception services with extensive developments to the marina office, being carried in three phases and due for completion in the summer. Facilities will include a relaxation lounge and a new configuration to amplify services for attending to short-term visitors.
Another project on the Lazaret quay envisages a new sustainable “low carbon” building, with sanitary facilities for visitors and boaters below, and meeting rooms and association offices above. The building will feature bioclimatic architecture, oriented towards the capture of solar energy and selected for better thermal comfort. The building will anticipate flooding possibilities and the outside area will be landscaped area, offering secure bicycle rooms for cyclists.
New commercial premises at Beaulieu River
Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, on the Beaulieu River will soon be offering workshop, office and retail spaces to let. With a planned redevelopment of the boat shed as the next step in the marina’s extensive investment programme, a range of new commercial premises will be on offer in the extended and improved building, suiting a variety of different maritime business needs. Works will generate undercover boat storage, workshop units, office spaces and storage lockers. To find out more or to register your interest, contact Harbour Master Wendy Stowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the harbour office on 01590 616200.
Marina Punat continues with major refurbishment projects
In Marina Punat, 100th anniversary plans continue with works on the hoisting slip for a new 500tn travel hoist already underway. Another project, about to reach completion, is a two-story restaurant with a spacious terrace and the seating for 200 guests. With lots of greenery, open terrace, lounge bar, and congress hall, the new restaurant will be a major asset for the island of Krk.