There is lots of action at the marina at the moment as we get closer and closer to opening the new berths. Today the fuel tank arrived for our new dual fuel pontoon (diesel and petrol).
Only footsteps away from the office the final piles for our first release are going in! These will support the fuel jetty and pump out station at our new marina. Not long to go!
Each day we get closer to completing our new Marina. At the moment the team at Pacific Pontoon & Pier are pouring concrete on all the walkway pieces. We can’t wait to see this puzzle take shape in the water!
“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.
We are very excited to say we have the bulk of our break water piles arriving on site over the next week. This means a little quiet on the boat lifts but we should be back to full swing for them from December 4th. Who else is excited to see things moving along?