Following the commissioning of the first 50 berths at Margate Marina last October, work has now resumed after the Christmas/New Year break. Construction has recommenced with the 150m major extension of the attenuator/breakwater and the next 73 berths.
The attenuator/breakwater extension includes a 90m southern extension and a right-angled 60m westward arm that will provide additional berthing security to the Marina.
The additional floating 73 berths will include individual 10m, 12m, 15m, 18m, 20m, 25m, 30m, 35m and 40m berths…arguably the largest range of berth sizes of any marina in Tasmania and the only marina in Tassie providing dedicated individual pens for larger vessels including superyachts.
All berths have been specially engineered for the site conditions and will be complete with power, water and CCTV monitoring. Construction continues under the management of Pacific Pontoon & Pier.
The redevelopment of Margate Marina represents one of Tasmania’s biggest recreational boating investments, creating extra employment and additional opportunities for many businesses. It is a significant new addition to Hobart’s boating infrastructure with several unique points of difference.
The boating community has already shown strong demand with around 90% of the initial 50 berths now leased. This demand has been driven by the Marina’s range of facilities and its immediate access to the famous cruising waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Enquiries are now welcome for the extra 73 berths now under construction.
Designed and built to Australian standards, the Marina has very generous spacing between berth rows, enabling greater manoeuvrability for all vessels. On land there’s a large hardstand area, slipway and boat ramp with easy access for marine trades. The Marina’s specialised haul-out equipment caters for vessels up to 60ft (including catamarans) and 47 tonnes.
Unique facilities currently being completed include a pump-out service and a floating dual (diesel and petrol) fuel pontoon depot. Also, being developed on land will be a massive 650 sq metre marine trades building, a café, chandlery and a new amenities building which will include shower and laundry facilities.
The Marina has gated security with CCTV monitoring and the Marina office is open 7 days a week.