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Isle Of Man Approves Millions For Port Development To Attract Cruise Liners & Yachts

27th March 2018
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The existing port at the island’s capital Douglas The existing port at the island’s capital Douglas Photo: Jim Linwood/Flickr

#IsleOfMan - A new deepwater berth for visiting cruise liners is on the cards for the Isle of Man, following the green light for an £80 million (€91.1 million) project to develop the Irish Sea island’s ports.

IBI Plus reports that the Tynwald parliament has approved the expenditure over the next three years in order to ensure that “island facilities are robust, modern and practical for both industry and leisure,” according to a government spokesperson.

The focus of investment will be at Victoria Pier in Douglas, where £11 million (€12.5 million) will be spent on upgrading facilities to allow cruise liners of up to 240 metres in length to berth in the port instead of anchoring in Douglas Bay — and potentially boosting visitor numbers into the tens of thousands.

Elsewhere, existing marinas in Douglas and Peel are inline for significant investment. IBI Plus has more on the story HERE.

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