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#2321 Spy Black

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 05:04 AM

Interesting take here on the marina by some boat owners, in their own vertical boating forum:

https://www.trawlerf...ship-61523.html



#2322 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 05:51 AM

Not sure why it is sad, have you been to it?

The failure of a poorly thought out 28 slip, 35 million dollar marina, taking 2 years to build and running nearly 50% over budget, can’t be blamed on the pandemic.

No shore side amenities, no loading area, no vehicle access. That isolated little corner of Victoria’s inner harbor is not the Mediterranean.


It was over budget so he doesn’t like it?

What shoreside amenities does this guy want? You can walk or drive to them, you’re already in the city.

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#2323 Spy Black

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 05:59 AM

Superyacht owners aren't like you and I, and expect things like night clubs, high end boutiques, multiple eateries, and perhaps a Ferrari dealership right at dockside.

 

I'm kidding ... but the gist of my list is true, and is what he's talking about.


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#2324 Hotel Mike

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 08:40 AM

There were some opponents of the marina who were vehemently against it. It seems the article attracted those who were likely out on the Songhees walkway with "Save Our Harbour" signs. They have another forum to spew their hatred for the project.


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#2325 Spy Black

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 09:24 AM

There were some opponents of the marina who were vehemently against it. It seems the article attracted those who were likely out on the Songhees walkway with "Save Our Harbour" signs. They have another forum to spew their hatred for the project.

Those folks posting are boat owners from near and far ... its very doubtful any of them protested the creation of a new marina, but highly likely that they're experienced boat owners who are simply highlighting what a boat owner might consider pointing out as a questionable choice in either marina design, or choice of marina location.



#2326 spanky123

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 09:47 AM

^ I agree. I can certainly see guests wanting to spend a night or two in Victoria but what do we have which is going entice anyone to want to stay here for an extended period of time? 



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Posted 31 May 2022 - 09:52 AM

Those folks posting are boat owners from near and far ... its very doubtful any of them protested the creation of a new marina, but highly likely that they're experienced boat owners who are simply highlighting what a boat owner might consider pointing out as a questionable choice in either marina design, or choice of marina location.

No shortage of people that think they could do better - always will be. We work with some of the best people in the large yacht business, who are supportive and continue to assure us that we are on the right course. Time will tell of course.


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#2328 Spy Black

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 11:46 AM

No shortage of people that think they could do better - always will be. We work with some of the best people in the large yacht business, who are supportive and continue to assure us that we are on the right course. Time will tell of course.

Of course.

It was just a link to a forum that was talking about the same thing as this thread, but from a different point of view (that of a large boat owner).

 

And of course those comments are obviously on an internet forum ... which are very often nothing more than a wasteland of uninformed and highly biased opinions, all laden with personal agendas.



#2329 Mike K.

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Posted 01 June 2022 - 08:15 PM

I’ve never seen the marina as busy as it was tonight.

I counted about 20 vessels.
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#2330 Hotel Mike

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 09:18 AM

I have a view of the marina, and it has been quite full for a while now. Now that the owners have it out of receivership, they will be happy with this year's business I reckon.


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#2331 Mike K.

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 10:52 AM

Mike, how many vessels do you see today? It's great to see so much activity.


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#2332 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 08:48 AM

No shortage of people that think they could do better - always will be. We work with some of the best people in the large yacht business, who are supportive and continue to assure us that we are on the right course. Time will tell of course.

 

It's great that you check in here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Superyacht Forum - Pacific Tour
June 15th - 17th

  Message from the CEO In less than two weeks, the Victoria International Marina will be proudly hosting the international superyacht business community at the inaugural Superyacht Forum – Pacific Tour. If you are in the business of large yachts, I strongly recommend you take a serious look at the program. If you are visiting on your vessel, be sure to connect with us on opportunities to contribute or attend. At a minimum, come up to our Ocean Room each evening where you will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the industry’s elite at our evening lounge event. Read on for more details and links to various information pages on the forum.
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#2333 Hotel Mike

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 10:03 AM

Sorry I didn't respond sooner Mike. I can't see the entire marina...only about half at the Boom and Batten side. There are about 7 there today, and I'm pretty sure there are as many towards the west.


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#2334 Mike K.

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 08:10 PM

No problem!

Thank you.

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#2335 Sparky

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 07:02 AM

Nice to see the International Marina full of ships this weekend.

 

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#2336 Vin

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 03:39 PM

At the marina, I love the scale of those lower-rise condos: definitely very fitting for a heritage city like Victoria!


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