Brandy Marine to conduct marina analysis

SARASOTA, Fla. – Brandy Marine has been chosen to research, analyze the marketing potential, and provide a design concept for a marina of 256 wet slips plus a 240-rack dry storage facility at Costa Rica’s Punta Leona Resort on the Pacific Ocean, the company reported in a recent press release.

Brandy Marine CEO Bruce Blomgren said the new marina will be the first on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast to feature a lock through which vessels will enter an elevated, tranquil basin. Blomgren said Brandy’s experience with lock designs has helped speed up the design and feasibility process for marinas with this feature.

Brandy will also conduct two preliminary revenue and expense pro formas, one for leased slips and one for sold slips, for three years of operation. Blomgren said the study will include a report on the area demographics, other marinas, vessel types and uses, and other considerations plus a design concept for the proposed marina and dry storage units.

The proposed marina will consist of 256 wet slips including 12 megayacht berths, 240 dry slips, fueling facility, dockmaster station, and ship chandlery, according to Blomgren. Approximately 150 slips will be sold with condominiums. The land-side development will include 750 residential condominium town homes and apartment units, a 100-room five-star hotel, a mixed-use residential retail village with supermarket, boutiques, restaurants and bars, all directly facing the marina.

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