Hobart’s newest marina the Prince of Wales Bay Marina is a welcome addition to Tasmania’s boating scene. With 160 floating berths utilising Poralu Marine pontoon systems, berths are available for vessels up to 35 metres.
A world class marina backed by Pieter van der Woude’s Clean Lift Marine and the Clifford family of Incat, the marina is a welcome facility for Hobart boat owners.
Prince of Wales Marina is situated upstream from Hobart CBD in Prince of Wales Bay, home to Tasmanian Maritime Network. Located within a deep water, all weather harbour, the marina is in close proximity to marine service and maintenance facilities making it an ideal location for annual haul out or vessel maintenance. Clean Lift operates haul out and hardstand facilities, repair, painting and refit options as well as servicing of vessels, equipment and machinery.
Future development includes provision for vessel dry stack, chandlery, boat brokerage, waterfront cafes and restaurants. The marina has opened in time for the summer boating season in Hobart. But perhaps the most significant benefit for boaties is the cost of berthing and maintenance.
Compared to mainland Australian berth and maintenance prices, Prince of Wales Marina is anywhere between five or six times cheaper than Sydney berths or around three times cheaper than Melbourne berths. It’s tempting isn’t to sail south? Tasmania is a terrific cruising destination, making it a viable option to keep your boat here year round. Check out some of these Tasmanian cruising guides to start planning your next Tassie voyage.