#greystonesharbourmarina – Greystones in County Wicklow welcomed the first boats into the harbour's new marina this week after the 100-berth facility opened on time in spite of a prolonged period of easterly gales making the month of March the coldest since records began.
It was chilly work but in spite of the gales the marina opened on time and it was rewarded with plenty of seagoing interest from visiting sailing and motor cruiser craft, travelling down from nearby Dublin Bay to check out the new facility and to be welcomed by newly appointed operators BJ Marinas Ltd.
Less than a week since opening nine boats are safely berthed in the new marina.
Since arriving on site in December operators BJ Marinas Ltd have been working around the clock to ensure they met their target of being open for the start of the boating season on 1st April.
Managing Director Bernard Gallagher said "We're delighted to open on time! It's a unique and stunning site and we're looking forward to our first season!
BJ started taking bookings in late January and have had a steady stream of commitment from berth holders since then.
There will be 100 berths initially ranging from six metres to 30 metres. Once completed there will be 230 berths.
Some of the first boats arriving into Greystones Harbour Marina on Monday, April 1
The BJ team at Greystones Harbour marina (from left) James Kirwan, Marie Parkes, Bernard Gallagher and Ross Hall