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GLOBAL REVIEW 2017 Marina di Valletta, Malta, soft opened in June 2017 and attracted immediate interest from potential berth holders. transaction included over 2,300 wet and dry slips and multiple restaurants. The sale illustrates the current trend towards consolidation in the US. Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) was announced as the master developer for the Dana Point Harbor revitalisation plan. The Florida marina was built in the early 1970s and is in need of significant modernisation. The programme proposes 2,296 wet slips, 388 drystack spaces and valet boater slips; commercial and retail space; two hotels; offices; and a surfing museum. Further details will be available later this year. Bellingham Marine added 15 slips to the five-star Tarpon Point Marina in Florida and, in California, was also contracted to engineer, design and manufacture a new concrete floating dock system for the Blu Harbour community development in Redwood City. It includes a 64-slip marina, 402 apartments, a human powered watercraft launch dock and a saltwater pool. In Utah, Oklahoma-based marina company Meeco Sullivan completed a second phase of redevelopment at Bear Lake State Park Marina. The project encompassed 218 boat slips and 440ft (134m) of dock walkways with 12in (30cm) galvanised steel frames and composite decking. The arrangement has end ties and three gangway landings. Slips are all single loaded and range in size from 20-48ft (6-15m). The marina now has approximately 380 slips with longer side ties for 48ft+ (15m+) boats. The new Hyatt Marina opened at the Hyatt Hotel, Newport, in Rhode Island. The marina has been designed to accommodate vessels of over 200ft (61m) in length at a 30in (76cm) freeboard mega berth and moor up smaller vessels of up to 60ft (18m) at additional slips. In Massachusetts, Provincetown Marina at the tip of Cape Cod completed phase two of redevelopment, which comprised an 8ft (2.4m) deep, 900ft (274m) long, 20ft (6m) wide floating breakwater – one of the widest and deepest on the East Coast. It includes in-slip pump-out and 480 3-phase power. Plans for an impressive waterfront project, The Wharf, were shored up. The US.2 billion project encompasses 50 acres (20ha) of water and 24 acres (9.7ha) of upland improvements. It will feature 3,000,000ft² (287,709m²) of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural and public space. The waterside will include waterfront parks, promenades, piers, docks and three new marina facilities. The first marina component is the Market Pier Day Docks with 30 slips and 1,000ft (305m) of side tie. Moving southeast, or downstream, the next structure is the fixed Transit Pier with attached Transit Taxi Dock, also a concrete floating dock. The longest pier in the project is called District Pier where large vessels will moor. New floating dock marinas are replacing two existing facilities. Bellingham Marine has completed a 100-slip facility at the members-only Capital Yacht Club. Next to the yacht club will be a new 200-slip marina with 2,520ft (768m) of side tie. The Wharf Marina will be completed in Phase 2 and is planned to have heavy-duty floating docks and power to accommodate megayachts, including Marina Portonovi in Montenegro has a sheltered marina basin for a variety of vessel sizes. - January/February 2018 19

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