Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Mega Marinas

There are more and more ports opening marinas that cater to the megayacht crowd. I recently checked out the Port Louis Marina in St George’s, Grenada near the base of the Antillean Windward Islands. But you don’t have to go that low in latitude to find brand new big-boat marinas.

Newport, Rhode Island’s Forty 1º North is beginning its first full season May 10th. It will have slips available for vessels from 45 to 250 feet, 480-volt electrical service (made possible by over 7,000 pounds of cable), shuttle launches, and a slew of other services you’d expect from a top-notch marine facility.

The marina also has private event spaces and restaurants. The Grill restaurant, located dockside, boasts exotic foods such as the Kobe Beef Burger, as well as Newport classics like clam chowder.

For more on other new dockside facilities, check out the upcoming article, “Monster Marinas” that will appear in our May issue.

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