Electrical upgrades to lure mega yachts complete at Mitchell Park Marina

08/21/2013 12:00 PM |

FILE PHOTO | The board hopes to lure mega yachts to Greenport Harbor with new electrical upgrades at Mitchell Park Marina.

Electrical upgrades to the east pier at Mitchell Park Marina are complete, according to village administrator David Abatelli.

During Monday’s work session he told trustees the estimated $400,000 project was finished five months after the board first approved funding.

The upgrades are an effort to lure mega yachts to Greenport Harbor. Previously, Sag Harbor was the only port on the East End with deep enough water and a power supply to support the extended stay of most such vessels, Mayor David Nyce said during an earlier board meeting. He believes the investment will bring “a lot of money” to the village.

Mitchell Park Marina manger Jeff Goubeaud agreed.

“I have already got boats that want to plug in,” Mr. Goubeaud said Tuesday morning. “It’s been a long time coming, but I think it will create a boom for the village.”

The village paid for the work by floating bonds, with the expectation that some of the expense will be recovered through increased revenue from the rental of docks with upgraded electrical connections, Mr. Nyce said.

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