It has been 14 years in the making but the ribbon has finally been cut on the SafeHaven Marina after a $3.5 million dollar renovation.
Governor Helen Kilpatrick officially opened the marina in a ceremony Tuesday morning before the site was handed over to the Port Authority after refurbishment works by Silverfin Development Company, headed by Michael Ryan.
The new facility includes berthing space for 20 boats, a Port Authority Administration Office, public concession areas and public restroom facilities, 30 paved car parking spaces, 10 public boat trailer parking spaces and a public boat ramp, a bus drop-off and pick-up, and a picnic area.
Mr. Ryan said the marina was now a world-class facility for both tourists and locals.
“Now there’s a facility that has been missing for a lot of time. This is what can happen when the public sector and the private sector come together,” he said.