2017-07-21 / Community

South Portland marina chosen for grant

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced that marinas in Rockland and South Portland will receive more than $1.8 million in federal Boating Infrastructure Grants to expand docking space and serve more vessels traveling along the Maine coast. Maine will also receive more than $400,000 in Clean Vessel Act funds to improve its system of boat wastewater pump out stations.

Spring Point Marina in South Portland is one of the marinas chosen for the grant. The Maine Department of Transportation proposes to work with Port Harbor Marine to construct 916 linear feet of berthing space dedicated specifically to eligible transient boaters and provide 15 new power pedestals providing shore power and potable water for up to thirty transient vessels. Federal funds requested were $843,405, including a nonfed match of $877,830, totaling $1,721,235

“Maine marinas are a critical part of our state’s working waterfront. In serving vessels that are traveling along the coast, they directly support hundreds of jobs and help connect thousands of customers to local economies,” Pingree said. “I’m glad marinas in Rockland and South Portland will be able to use these federal investments to grow the number of vessels they can serve. Clean Vessel Act funds will also enable the State to grow and maintain vital pump out stations that keep waste out of Maine waters.”

Funded through taxes and fees on motorboat fuel and related equipment, the grants are administered by the National Park Service.

Yachting Solutions is Rockland is the other marina chosen to receive a grant.

The Maine Department of Transportation proposes to work with Yachting Solutions, LLC on expansions to the Yachting Solutions Boat Basin. It will provide 2,200 linear feet of new dockage at the facility, which will be dedicated solely to eligible transient vessels. Also included are the installation of 100 amp and 480V 3-phase power, in-slip fueling, and the conversion of an existing upland gazebo structure into a well-appointed transient boater’s lounge.

Return to top