High Prestige 400 Berth Yacht Marina
& Associated Development
RAMSEY BAY MARINA
Stashoon-birling Vaie Rhumsaa
Apart from the new breakwater, no material will be imported or exported. The marina will have a minimum water depth of 3m at Mean Low Water Springs and will be approached from the north-east by an approach channel, passing to the north of the existing dolphin located to the north of the Queen’s Pier. The water depth quickly deepens beyond the end of the pier to some 6 – 9m depth and therefore the approach channel will only be some 400 metres long and well-marked.
The dredging work will be specifically designed not to undermine the foundations of the pier, and there will be protection screens to shield the pier from any boats entering or leaving the marina.
Approximately 40% of the reclaimed area will be developed and mixed residential and commercial properties will be built in keeping with the Ramsey Urban Conservation Zone. The profits from the sale of such properties will be used to subsidise the costs of building the marina.
The total project cost is estimated to be in the region of £100m, of which 50% will come from the sale of the properties and the remaining 50% will be raised from the private sector.
The development will occupy the reclaimed land to the north of the bowling alley whilst at the south end a new yacht club will be built with full facilities to host international and national sailing events. It is hoped that up to 500 competitors, and their families, can be housed locally during such events.
In between there will be a large landscaped area that will not only provide a communal area for open air events but also a quiet area for walkers etc. Given the predominant prevailing wind from the south – west, the reclaimed area will be well protected by the surrounding hills.