Victoria wants to host large yachts

At a recent meeting of the CIMarE, and occasional contributor to this website came to me with some giddy and told me of an upcoming development planned for the harbor of Victoria. The plan put forth by Victoria real estate developer, Bob Evans of Royal Quays Marina Developments, plans for a marina to accommodate up to 14 - 135 foot yacht just outside the inner harbor on the shores of the Songhees waterfront. The whole deal would become known as the Port of Victoria Yacht Club.

The proposal calls for two buildings, one, a fancy restaurant, and the second, a club house with some light commercial frontage. According to my source, Mr. Evans plans to salute Marine Professionals by creating meeting space for the various organization like CIMarE and the Company of Master Mariners to hold regular meetings in.

Along with providing some "legacy like" exposure for the organizations by flying flags of the maritime organization. The project has been in the works for several years but seems to be gaining momentum. You can read about an early presentation about the project in the minutes of the Victoria Harbor Commission's Meeting minutes.

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