Marina West haven for South Australia's largest boats
March 2, 2009
The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA) opens its long awaited new facility, Marina West at North Haven, on March 28. The marina boasts the biggest berths in the state to boat enthusiasts.
After a few years of planning, dredging and construction, the $16 million development is now complete. Boasting 73 berths ranging in size from 11 metres to 35 metres, almost double the size of the Club's previously largest berth of 18 metres.
CYCSA Executive Officer, Craig Evans, says the new marina responds to the growing
popularity of bigger boats and a lack of berths long enough to safely moor large yachts in South Australia.
“Initially a lot of interest for the larger berths came from existing Cruising Yacht Club members
who wanted to upgrade their boats, but had nowhere to store them on the water,” he said.
However since then steady sales figures have shown that demand is strong with more than 60 per cent of berths sold since dredging commenced in August 2007.
“Another unique feature of Marina West is, that members can lease or sell their berths, as the
CYCSA owns not only the freehold of the land, but also of the water. This gives boat owners
much more flexibility and freedom,” said Evans.
Founded in 1977, the CYCSA has built an enviable reputation over the years, winning
numerous national awards. Today, the Club runs two marinas at North Haven, including Marina
West, as well as a 110-berth marina at Port Vincent.
Those interested in securing a berth at Marina West are invited to contact the Cruising Yacht
Club of SA on (08) 8248 4222 or by visiting www.cycsa.com.au