New Nevada marina is opened

LAS VEGAS – A new 110-slip marina has opened on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nev., the Las Vegas Sun reported in a story yesterday.

The Laughlin Bay Marina is located on 1,250 feet of Colorado River frontage south of the community’s riverside casinos and has boat slips in a lagoon, dry storage and maintenance facilities for an additional 120 boats, fuel services, a three-lane launch ramp, a lighted boardwalk, a restaurant, store and bar.

Marina builder CRM Colorado River LLC said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was instrumental in opening the 32-acre waterfront to development by sponsoring legislation in 1990 to dredge the lagoon. More than 10 years later, CRM Colorado River manager Sam Wacht, based in Calabasas, Calif., acquired the property and gained approval from federal, state and local authorities to build the $300 million project, the newspaper reported.

“Thanks to Sen. Reid’s foresight and vision more than 10 years ago, we are pleased to introduce the first privately owned marina with a full range of boating services,” Wacht said in a statement.

Next year, construction is scheduled to begin on The Landing at Laughlin Bay Marina, a gated residential community on the river with 400 condominiums and townhouses planned in two-story and tri-level configurations. Five-story condominium units and duplexes overlooking the marina also are planned.

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