Yacht Marina to Come Up at Chennai by end 2009

by OldSailor on February 27, 2009

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Good news to yachting enthusiasts. Chennai Port Trust (CPT) is planning to set up a ‘Yacht Marina’ by the year-end. chennai_yacht_marina

Some of the interesting features of Yacht Marina are:

  • to come up along a 200 metre stretch in the Boat Basin area in the west quay.
  • to have an area of around 15,000 square metres with amenities such as lockers and rest rooms.
  • to be set up with an outlay of INR 10 million.
  • more than a dozen yachts and sailing boats can be berthed at a time.
  • it is reported that Ocean Blue Marinas, which had set up marina for Volvo Ocean Race 2008 stopover at Kochi and the Hyderabad based Balaji group are keen to take up this project.

The project is expected to expand further in an area of around 35 hectares of land on a build-operate-transfer mode.
Source: The Times of India.

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