Over 100 new pens and more visitor berths on Port Phillip
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on Port Phillip Bay is expanding its existing Safe Boat Harbour. The expansion will accommodate an additional 110 berths an upgrade of 35 visitor marina berths. Berth sizes will be from 10 to 25 metres.
The upgrade will have the capacity to offer secure permanent all-weather berthing facilities and to offer temporary safe berthing space to visiting yachts participating in yachting events or boats in trouble. The works involve an extension of the existing wave wall, replacement of the existing slipway and the creation of a new hardstand and travel lift facility.
The Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour plays an important role in contributing to a network of safe harbours for southern Port Phillip Bay. To support ongoing active boating and social programs the club has completed a Master Plan for redevelopment. The project involves the following:
- 110 additional wet berths and upgrade of 35 visitor marina berths
- Extension of the existing wave wall to the west
- Removal of the existing wave attenuator (which is ineffective)
- Replacement of the existing slipway, winch house and gantry crane with travel lift infrastructure
- A new hard stand area for boats
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron says that the Safe Boat Harbour reconfiguration project is focused on creating an attractive and welcoming multipurpose facility which can cater for current and future members’ needs while at the same time retaining the club’s culture and history.
The extension to the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour is expected to be complete by October 2015. A waiting list is in place for new berth sales.
For more information go to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Website – www.bys.asn.au.