In November, the first phase of a nine-acre development will open: It’s Biloxi Boardwalk Marina and Dry Storage, on Back Bay off Eighth Street and will have dry storage capacity for 300 vessels up to 40 feet and wet slips for 100 vessels from 28 to 70 feet.
Biloxi Boardwalk Marina, at Point Cadet, offers self-storage units and another 5,000 square feet of retail; coming in the spring will be a restaurant and bar. Pontoon boats will be available for half-day or full-day rental excursions.
Point Cadet is already enhanced by construction at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, a renovation at the Palace Casino Resort and plans for a new fishing bridge and seafood museum.
The $11 million development will feature wet and dry slips, a waterside restaurant and bar, a tackle shop, ship store, bait shop, marine repair and parts department, boat rentals and showers for visiting boaters.
Computer and telephone technology will allow boat owners to make arrangements for their boat to be moved into the water, fueled and ready to go plus a host opf amenities that reduce an owners wait time to board or leave their craft.
To make arrangements to view the marina and learn how to become a member, Call (228) 432-2628 (BOAT) or send an email to [email protected]
“This is going to be a great addition for the recreational boat owner. From the plans I’ve seen and the work that’s being done now, this is going be a first-class operation with a convenient location and amenities will be among the best anywhere on the Gulf Coast,” said Mayor A.J. Holloway.
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If you have a business interest, Mayor A.J. Holloway would welcome your call at (228) 435-6254.
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This column was prepared for publication by Hank Richards, knotmove.com writer for Huntsville, Alexandria the Gulport/Biloxi/Gulcoast Restoration Region, Gulf Coast Political Buzz and press pool reporter for the British Petroleum Recovery Program.
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