The developer, A&P Ports and Properties, is continuing to take enquiries for the Marina’s 290 berths as it awaits the granting of a final licence under the Food & Environmental Protection Act before beginning construction work.
Marina manager Drystan Jones, who will be on the TYHA Which Marina? Stand (N63), said: “Port Falmouth Marina continues to excite boat owners. We had a fantastic response after exhibiting at the Sail, Power & Water Sports Show at Earls Court last month and the Southampton show in September, resulting in over 100 new berthing enquiries.
“The Marina is the first phase in a major investment programme by A&P at Falmouth Dock and is eagerly awaited by many local businesses as a platform for future growth.”
Planning permission has been obtained for the development, which will include a new floating breakwater to protect the marina from prevailing winds, providing additional berthing for commercial vessels and 770m of high freeboard superyacht berthing with a drive-on facility to make provisioning easy. Megayachts up to 80m will be accommodated on pontoons, and those over 80 m on dock wharfs.
The marina will benefit from the high level of security as the port conforms to the ISPS code – will be able to cater for nineteen 40m vessels at any one time. Other key features include deep water to 9m below CD on some berths, 3 phase high amp power outlets, pump out facilities and a helicopter pad. Dry docks will also be available for refits on request.