Improve Marina Facilities

Currently the Marina facilities are poorly set up, to shallow and tide dependant. Inproving Marina faciltites would facilitate more sport tourists, and maximise use of the facilities

Why the contribution is important

, underutilised  facilities cause additional expense

by LaxeyBoy on April 05, 2017 at 06:28PM

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  • Posted by Blebveg April 05, 2017 at 19:03

    The Island does not have a marina.

    There are two half-tide docks which allow more vessels in restricted areas but do not increase access to open water.

    The first one should have been built in Port St Mary.

    There is no river bringing detritus into the harbour and therefore there will be no ongoing issues about removing silt unlike Peel and Douglas where the dredging costs will outweigh any commercial benefit.
    There is no need for a road or footbridge.

    Build a lock gate/tidal flap, pile the harbour, add some pontoons and fill in the inner end to provide car/boat parking.

  • Posted by Manneen April 12, 2017 at 12:00

    One in Port St Mary would be brilliant
  • Posted by Maclirmanannan April 12, 2017 at 21:47

    Couldn't agree more. Missed opportunity in past that needs picking up again.
  • Posted by tdi May 09, 2017 at 20:45

    The new moorings in Port St Mary must be costing an absolute fortune, they started in december and still haven't finished putting them in!
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