Marina set to open by end of year

THE first stage of the Port of Airlie Marina and the Boathouse apartments are set to be open by the end of the year, according to a Meridien development director John Warlow.

The boathouse apartment stage of 56 new apartments, including two and three bedroom apartments and four bedroom penthouses, are all receiving the finishing touches.

Mr Warlow said the marina was now taking shape with the dredging finished and pontoons being installed.

The entry markers and beacons were currently being manufactured and would also be installed in the next few weeks.

Pontoons have been installed at the marina and a range of 15-25m berths will be installed over the next few weeks.

The individual pontoons are made of concrete with a 500mm freeboard and are manufactured by Pacific Pontoon and Pier.

Pacific Pontoon and Pier's Chief executive Rob Donaldson said the company was using a new product for the first time at the Port of Airlie Marina.

“We have released a new design pile bracket for the Port of Airlie Marina,” he said.

“The new design also has soft edges for ease of berthing for skippers.”

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