HAMILTON, ON – Harbour West Marina (HWM), operated by Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is celebrating the opening of a new boat storage facility on Pier 15. Marina customers and special guests gathered on December 8 for a first look inside the new 60,000 sq.ft / $10 million facility.
As part of an agreement with the City of Hamilton in 2014, HWM/HPA agreed to move its winter boat storage from the West Harbour, to make way for the City’s extensive new West Harbour redevelopment.
In turn, to meet the needs of an expanding customer base, Harbour West Marina has built a brand new facility for winter boat storage on Pier 15.
The new building provides 40,000 sq.ft of premium indoor heated storage for recreational boats, which represents a unique offering among marinas in the region. “This new facility allows us to offer more value and service to our customers,” said Marina Manager Kelly Flood. “The market is responding very positively. We are already sold out of indoor storage for this winter season.”
Harbour West Marina strives to be an active partner with the City of Hamilton in promoting tourism at Hamilton’s waterfront. Better services for the boating community in Hamilton and beyond means more people choosing to visit Hamilton by water, using the marina as the jumpoff point to visit local restaurants and attractions.
The new building on Pier 15 is also the new home for the port’s maintenance shop, where HPA’s in-house maintenance team of 13 works to keep the ‘little city’ on Hamilton’s waterfront operating efficiently.
By Barry Gray
The Hamilton Port Authority unveiled its new boat storage facility on Pier 15 on Thursday.
The 60,000-square-foot, $10-million structure houses 40,000 square feet of indoor heated recreational boat storage space, the port’s new maintenance shop, and office space. It was moved to its new home to make way for the redevelopment of piers 7 and 8.
Boats on the water
As we approach the May long weekend many people will be out on the water, on their power or sail boats.
Storing these boats over the winter is no easy task, especially the larger boats, but the Harbour West Marina has a very unique facility, a massive 40 000 square foot indoor heated facility on Pier 15. For the past few weeks they have been moving out the 70 boats that were stored there for the winter, and Tim Bolen was there just in time to see one boat launch.