Former Trump Marina in Atlantic City to be Revitalized

We might not be cruising in super-yachts, but it’s always good to know where we can find a decent marina.

The 640-slip marina opposite the new Golden Nugget casino — formerly Trump Marina Hotel Casino — is undergoing a thorough renovation. Even more significant, when work is completed this fall, the first visitor will be the superyacht owned by the company chief himself.

Landry’s — the gaming and entertainment firm that owns the Golden Nugget casino hotels in Nevada and New Jersey — inherited the lease for the Sen. Frank S. Farley State Marina when it completed the acquisition of the Trump hotel casino late last month. (The marina is a public facility, owned by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, leased by Trump Marina Associates since 1987.)

For years, the marina has been in disrepair, with the wood docks falling apart and weeds sprouting up. It’s a far cry from early 1990s when yachtsmen with craft up to 300ft regularly pulled in. In fact, Donald Trump himself had his 282ft Trump Princess (now Kingdom 5KR) appear dockside in summertime.

This summer will see renovations of everything from the marina’s showers and bathrooms to the docks themselves — and Landry’s CEO plans to bring his own Westport into town this fall.

Tilman Fertitta is the proud owner of the 164ft Boardwalk, seen above, which was delivered last year. She’s the seventh in Westport’s 50-Meter series, formerly called the W164 series. She is also Fertitta’s third Westport, having owned a 130 and a 112 previously.

Fertitta says that he’ll have Boardwalk arrive in Atlantic City in October, remaining there for a few weeks. By that time, the rest of the marina’s amenities will be updated. They include pump-out stations, gas and diesel fuel, and connections for telephone, cable television, water, and 100 amps of electricity.

For the complete story, go to www.ibinews.com.

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