English Point Marina will be the centrepiece of a new luxury resort that is now under construction. With spectacular views across the channel to the historic city of Mombasa, Kenya, the development is offering apartments for sale as well as including a hotel, retail and leisure amenities, and a water sports centre. The marina will have 45 berths in total and be capable of hosting yachts up to 47 metres in length. Larger yachts can anchor off in protected waters.
Walcon is building the pontoons using its heavy duty Waliflote model for the largest berths and its aluminium System 2000 design, ideal for withstanding the high-corrosion potential of tropical salt water, for the remainder. 3.5 metre-wide Waliflote wave attenuating pontoons are also being installed to provide protection from the wave action that comes in from the south. All the pontoons are being made at Walcon’s main manufacturing facility in the UK.
Additional features include a ferry berth within the marina plus a landing stage on the opposite side of the channel that separates English Point from Mombasa. These will be used to provide a regular ferry service to take residents and visitors the short distance between the development and the city. Electricity, water, sewage facilities and fuel are also integrated into the marina.
Walcon has been working on the designs for English Point marina for nearly four years, in partnership with Alnoor and Amyn Kanji, the brothers behind the project. Construction is well underway on both the marina infrastructure and the development itself, with an opening date scheduled for mid 2013.
“We have been involved with English Point right from the beginning,” commented Clive Kemp, commercial director at Walcon Marine, “and we’re delighted to have finally received the go-ahead to build and install the marina for what is a ground-breaking and high quality project. We are sure that English Point will become a popular destination not only for local residents but also for visitors from Europe and the Middle East, and that the marina will enable them to enjoy many happy hours out on the Indian Ocean.”
Walcon Marine is currently attending the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. They are on stand E136.