The Yachtsman 2017-2018 RPAYC Yachtsman 2016-2017 - Page 96

A ARM DEVELOPMENT 50 BERTH FIXED PILE MARINA O n the 31 August this year, the Club completed its development on the new A Arm Marina. This is the third generation of Marina in this location, the first being a 50 berth fixed pile marina constructed in 1962. The second a Fletcher Construction 70 berth marina completed in 1990 and now a 57 Berth Bellingham Marine built floating marina which is expected to remain in operation until approximately 2045. The state of the art marina specifically designed for an average vessel size of 45ft reduces the total number of berths from 70 to 57 due to the increasing beams of the new style vessels. The marina was designed with a “boat harbour” on the boat yard end to maximise the usable water space. It includes carbon fibre thru rods which are impervious to rust, three phase power included on the 14 metre and larger berths, and the Club’s second ship to shore pump out system located on the Boat Yard end of the marina. DAVID RANDALL FACILITIES MANAGER 94 YACHTSMAN