Prince of Wales gets more arms

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Tasmanian marina boosts berth capacity with new pontoons.

Prince of Wales Bay Marina in Hobart, Tasmania, has added two more arms and extended two existing arms to increase berthing capacity at the site by 109 berths. Total capacity for the marina is now 282 berths across eight arms, up from the previous 173 berths.

The two new arms, G and H, have room for 80 vessels of up to 15 metres while A and B arm have been extended with 30 more berths catering for boats from 15 to 30 metres plus in length.

A 32m Incat ferry tied up at the new Arm B extension.
A 32m Incat ferry tied up at the new Arm B extension.

The new extensions employ the same Poralu Marine pontoon system from France as used on the original construction, combining an aluminium infrastructure and polypropylene walkways to create a durable, flexible docking system.

Since opening in 2012, the marina has attracted to a diverse range of tenants to the bay which is known as a marine services hub.

“The bay is a great area to get boats repaired and maintained, with lots of marine businesses and services nearby,” said David Kirkland, marina manager. “We've striven to meet the needs of all short and long stay customers, from smaller commercial vessels, local boat lovers and visiting ocean and coastal explorers from across the sea.

“It's a great base to do some cruising around Tasmania and just 15 minutes down under the Tasman bridge to the Port of Hobart.

“Our marina has filled up steadily since we opened and we're more than ready for new customers. We love meeting people from all over and hearing their stories.”

Information about the new layout is on the website or call David Kirkland on 0400 927 510.

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