Launch from the new Margate Marina this September

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“In water” construction at the much anticipated new Margate Marina has now started with the installation of the first piers and floating pontoons.

This redevelopment of Margate Marina represents one of Tasmania’s biggest recreational boating investments, creating extra employment and additional opportunities for many businesses. It will be a significant new addition to Hobart’s boating infrastructure.

The redevelopment of Margate Marina is also a welcome new facility given the scarcity of vacant marina berths in Hobart. The completed Marina will consist of approximately 300 berths.

The initial 50 berths are scheduled to be ready for occupancy by early September this year, complete with power, water and CCTV monitoring…ideally timed for the coming Spring/Summer boating season.

The boating community has already shown strong demand with limited berths now available. This demand is driven by the range of facilities and easy access to the famous cruising waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and surrounding areas.

Unique facilities being developed will include a pump-out service, a dual fuel pontoon depot (diesel and petrol), haul-out equipment for vessels up to 60ft (including catamarans) as well as providing greater manoeuvrability for boats between berth rows. Also, being developed on land will be a café, chandlery and a new amenities building which will include shower and laundry facilities.

Already in place is a hardstand area, slipway and boat ramp. The Marina currently has gated security with CCTV monitoring and the Marina office now opens 7 days a week.

These facilities will provide convenience, service, security and significant environmental benefits.

Secure your berth today!

Allister Martin – Tamima

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On 2nd Jan I had my yacht, “Tamima” lifted ashore at the Margate Marina. I spent two days on “the hard” and was lifted back in the water early on Monday morning.

I wanted to congratulate you on the professional service offered both by Gary (who lifted the boat out), and Justin (who put the boat back in the water). Both men made absolutely sure that the best care was taken during both operations.

Gary was particularly keen to ensure that the new stands were in just the right position on either side of the vessel. Justin made sure that protective plastic sheets protected the freshly painted topsides from the woven lifting strops and also assisted with a warping line so that we could clear the harbour without any dramas. They went out of their way to make certain we had every service needed.

The whole slip area has been significantly improved since my last visit. The new elevated “apron” was clean, flat and a safe platform on which to work. My boat deck was remarkably clean at the end of the stay. It also made it a lot easier to more accurately scribe a waterline mark.

My maintenance crew were pleasantly surprised with the “new’ toilets and washing facilities. We also observed that the washings from scrubbing the hull were being treated rather than directly overflowing into the bay. The high pressure wash down hose worked very well.

I was very relieved that a neighbouring boat owner who was grinding/cutting steel kindly finished earlier on Sunday so that we could paint the topsides without steel dust contamination.

Thank you for a pleasant couple of days on the slip.

Roger Locke – Andromeda

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Thanks for the expert service when Andromeda was hauled recently at Margate Marina.

I needed the boat supported clear of the ground to allow work under the keel. This was possible with your hydraulic trailer and the hull was well propped and supported so that the 50 knot gusts during the time on the hard were not a problem.

A very satisfactory experience.

Roger Locke