Kochi International Marina opening on April 24

The Kochi International Marina set up by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation(KTDC) besides the Bolghatty Palace will kick-start its operations on 24th April,2010. A three – storey marina house, has been constructed on the north-eastern side of the hotel. Facilities for berthing 34 yachts at a time have come up in the backwaters between the Marine Drive and the Bolghatty Island.

The marina, which will have facilities for berthing nearly 50 yachts, will widen the tourism scope in Kochi to match international standards with other developed countries.

The Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organization (KITCO) were the project consultants for the first phase of the marina. The foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on March 1st , 2008.

“The work on the marina and the recreation house had already been completed. The Kochi International Marina will be commissioned by Union Minister for Defence A.K. Antony.”  KTDC Chairman, Cherian Philip, said.

The total crore spent on the project is Rs. 8.21, the Union government had given Rs.4 crore.  A two-lane road had been laid from the first Gosri Bridge to the hotel at a cost of Rs.2 crore.

Facilities for berthing another 16 yachts and waterfront facilities have been planned in the second phase of the project. A decision on the second phase has not been thought of yet by the KTDC, an official said.

2 Comments

  • Congrulations with the start of the first marina in India.

    The fourth Vasco da Gama Yacht Rally from
    turkey to India
    have
    just arrived in Mumbai and plan to sail after some days to Goa.

    Please inform me as soon as possible about
    marina facilities and prices. This rally have 15 international sailing yachts with lengths between 11 and 15 meter and a max. draft of 2.50 meter and plan to stay during the monsoon in India.

    Like to hear from you.

    With the best regards.

    Lodewijk Brust

    Chairman.

  • A Great news for the yacht lovers.

    I am confident that with this exciting development the marine industry is bound to grow. India with its vast coastline always needed a proper marina which can bring general public and yacht enthusiasts towards luxury yachting. The marina will bring a positive growth in the socio-economic environment in the state. With KTDC’s vision, India will gain momentum and recognition in marine industry across borders.

    The team of Miramar Marines, a luxury catamaran dealer, congratulate Kerala Government for this venture. By doing so Kerala has set benchmark for other states too.

    Bon Voyage!!

    Shashikant Pushpakar
    Director – Miramar Marines, India