Significant demand still exists for superyacht slips worldwide. Yet, a shortage of them make accommodating requests a challenge. Jones Bay Marina in Australia has finally received approval to overcome the challenge. Starting later this year, work will begin on upgrading its facilities and adding new berths.
The artist’s rendering below shows the extra floating pontoon berths coming to the Heritage-listed facility. (In Australia, Heritage status applies to a building or location bearing historic significance. Additionally, Heritage listing can apply whether something is ancient or modern.) Currently, the marina can accommodate yachts upwards of 197 feet (60 meters). That should remain the same even with the new berths. Besides adding slips, though, Jones Bay Marina will gain a floating office and upgrade areas like changing rooms for transient slip holders. Furthermore, power and water supply to the slips will improve.
Given Jones Bay Marina is in proximity to Sydney’s renowned Central Business District, it’s a sought-after site. This is especially true for superyachts. Besides having this strategic location, the marina boasts unobstructed views of the famed Harbor Bridge (above).
Nairn Johnston, the general manager of the marina, notes that Australia’s own superyacht industry continues to grow. The upgrades will enable the local marine trades and suppliers who support slip holders to benefit as well. “As many will know, getting planning approval on Sydney Harbour is a long and laborious process,” he notes. “So this news is a great outcome for both local and visiting yachts.”
Initial work should continue well into 2024.
“We look forward to taking bookings for the new marina additions and to welcoming more yachts to an already exceptional tenant list,” he concludes.
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