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New Margate marina

There will be a big boost for boating in Tasmania’s beautiful D’Entrecasteaux Channel with work commencing on the Margate Marina. When completed the marina will add 300 berths to the popular cruising region. Work has already commenced on the in-water construction phase at the marina, located at Barretta south of Hobart, with berthing facilities for 50 vessels – from 10m to 25m – expected to be ready for use from September. Marina facilities being developed on-site includes café, chandlery, and new amenities building, together with power, water and CCTV monitoring. The marina already has a hardstand area, slipway, and boat ramp in place. There is also gated security. The D’Entrecasteaux Channel is the body of water located between Bruny Island and mainland Tasmania. With its sheltered bays, stunning scenery and abundant fish and wildlife, it is one of Australia’s premier cruising destinations.

3 July 2018, Edition 196

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