“In water” construction at the new Margate Marina at Barretta south of Hobart 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 first stage will provide secure berthing facilities for 50 vessels from 10m to 25m in length, protected by a custom engineered wave attenuator/breakwater. Construction work is well underway and is being undertaken by Pacific Pontoon & Pier.
These 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 (includingcatamarans) 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.
Anyone interested in berthing facilities please visit the website http://margatemarina.com.au/