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Luke Rawalai
Monday, January 18, 2016

EXCAVATION works on the $5.1million dry dock phase one of the Nawi Island project has begun on Balaga Bay in Savusavu.

The island’s managing director Michael Gann said the facility would in essence be the island’s haul-out facility with a long-term storage of 200-plus yachts.

Mr Gann said this would include travelling yacht services and amenities tailor-made for yachts visiting their marina.

“The services and amenities on the island will provide mechanical engineering and bottom jobs for yachts,” he said.

“It is a long-term yacht dock so people can live their yachts off-season or in-season at the dock for repairs or upgrades.

“Even if they just need to store their yachts, this can be done in the facility at a reduced cost.”

Speaking during a presentation to the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during his visit to the island on Thursday last week, Mr Gann said Nawi Island Marina would accommodate vessels 10metres to 60m in length with power and water to all berths.

“Fuelling facilities for diesel and petrol, fire service pedestals, waste water pump out, ferry/taxi pontoon, a marina office, cafe/bar and convenience store with chandlery will be available.

“Nawi Island’s dry dock facility will cater for boat maintenance, repairs, safe harbouring and pull up fuel and waste water pump out services.

“The hard stand facility, long-term dry storage and haul-out with a 75 tonne travel lift that will cater for up to 80 per cent of visiting yachts and local craft including catamarans.”

 

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