Marina work to be completed in time for Jersey Boat Show

WORK is progressing on the refurbishment of St Helier Marina as Jersey Ports aim to have it ready in time for this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show.

The project started in September last year and includes the removal and replacement of the guide piles and pontoons, which are at the end of their useful life.

Up to £3.5million has been invested in the refurbishment, which is being carried out by contractor Geomarine and is the first since the marina opened in 1981.

The new scheme follows an ongoing £5million program to upgrade the aging Albert Pier terminal and introduce 24-hour berthing pontoons.

Steve Tanner, Capital Projects Manager for Ports of Jersey, said: “Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of St Helier Marina with the installation of the new pontoons and fingers nearing completion, as the team continue install essential services. The project should be completed in time for the Barclays Jersey Boat Show, after which we will be looking forward to welcoming our berth holders.

The Barclays Jersey Boat Show is set to return for the first time in nearly three years after previous editions of the event were canceled due to pandemic restrictions, which prevented large-scale gatherings and events from being held. The three-day maritime celebration will run from June 10-12 and regularly attracts around 30,000 people to St Helier Marina and the adjacent weighbridge.

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