Old Port Cove Holdings, a SALT SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, has just been honored with the 2012 Annual Beacon of Lights Award, presented by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. Old Port Cove features three outstanding facilities, all located in North Palm Beach, hard by the waters of Lake Worth. They are, in geographical order moving north to south, North Palm Beach Marina, Old Port Cove Marina and New Port Cove Marina. Follow the links below for more information concerning these first class facilities.
The Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net joins the Palm Beach County MIA, in saying “Well Done!” to this fine chain of marinas. We are honored to have this outstanding firm as partners in our joint quest to provide the best services and information possible to the cruising community!
OLD PORT COVE HOLDINGS, INC. MARINAS HONORED
2012 ANNUAL BEACON OF L IGHT AWARDS
MARINE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County
The Marine Project of the Year is awarded to the person or organization that initiated, is responsible for, defended, promoted, or otherwise supported a project that enhances boating opportunities in the Palm Beaches. The award for 2012 is presented to Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. of North Palm Beach.
Old Port Cove Holdings receive the Beacon of Light Award for past and ongoing upgrades to all three of their marina facilities: Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach Marina, and New Port Cove Marine Center.
Located on a 60-acre peninsula just off U.S. Highway 1, Old Port Cove Marina is the first megayacht facility of its kind in Palm Beach County. Its two basins, north and south, each received a complete facelift, starting with the smaller $7 million renovation of the north basin in 2007, followed by a $15 million project at the south basin. The marina was built in the early 1970s using fixed concrete piers, but after 35 years of wear and sustaining hurricane damage, a rebuild was necessary. The two-year, $22 million project, completed in November 2008, rounded out Old Port Cove Holdings’ triplet of recently renovated state-of-the-art marinas in Palm Beach County. This summer, Old Port Cove Marina will further enhancing the upland amenities with a new dining facility, deli, fitness center, boater lounge and business center, state-of-the art gym equipment, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, accompanied by all new offices to better serve its boating clients. “We’re all looking forward to these new and exciting amenities in the fall of 2012,” said Richard Morgan, Old Port Cove Holdings’ CEO.
North Palm Beach Marina was the first of Old Port Cove Holdings’ marinas to be renovated in summer 2002. The $4 million project included floating docks, in-slip pumpout service, and new fire equipment.
Between 2003 and 2006, Old Port Cove Holdings renovated its dry stack facility, New Port Cove Marine Center, to increase the size of boats it could store. Heavier racks were added, two new forklifts were purchased for moving bigger and heavier boats, and their staging area was increased from 100 feet to twin 100-foot staging areas. New Port Cove Marine Center’s $3 million renovation increased its wet slips from 15 to 43, adding fixed docks in 2003 and floating docks in 2006. Like the other two facilities, New Port Cove Marine Center also received a new fuel dock, fire equipment, pumpout service, and landscaping.