Western France Marina Set to Add Many More Services for Pleasure Yachts

France’s Arcachon Marina has big expansion plans. Perhaps they know something about the world economy that we don’t.

The new buildings are intended to attract new businesses to west France’s second biggest pleasure port. An investment estimated to be worth €5m is planned to give Arcachon Marina, west France’s second largest pleasure port, new commercial facilities in time for the 2013 season.

Housing businesses such as chandlers and boat dealers, six buildings currently each offer around 4,300 sq. ft. of space as well as outside areas for parking, boat display or repair work.

The replacement buildings will offer almost 29,000 sq. ft. of space in addition to another 29,000 sq. ft. of exterior space. The new development is intended to attract businesses that were not accommodated at the marina before, including marine insurers or legal professionals specializing in marine law.

Work on the new facilities is planned to begin at the start of 2012. Arcachon Marina offers 2,600 berths across 21 hectares of water and claims to be the only deep-water marina on the Arcachon basin.

Courtesy of www.ibinews.com.

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