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Marina eyes record

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, March 01, 2013

A TOTAL of 25 international cruise ships are expected to dock at Port Denarau this year.

The figure is expected to be a record for the marina since it last recorded a high of 21 ships last year.

Port Denarau Marina business manager Cynthia Rasch said the marina looked to another positive year with a record number of passengers also expected.

"Last year we recorded about 40,771 passengers coming into the marina and that figure will be surpassed this year. So far we've had 18,166 passengers up until the 23rd of February," she said.

Ms Rasch also noted an increase in interest by yacht owners.

"We've had a few early bookings. Usually we'd start expecting bookings in April but this year some have booked with us in mid-March.

"It is unusual but we see it as a positive sign and people are still willing to come in despite the cyclone season not being over at that time.

"Booking wise, so far we've had about 15 to 20 yachts already booked with us.

"They normally stay with us for about a week and during that time they are either conducting maintenance work on their yachts or stocking up on supplies."

Ms Rasch said a national survey conducted last year reported that on average super yacht owners spend about $22,000 each.





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