Mega yachts could pay more at Mitchell Park Marina

07/22/2014 10:00 AM |
Mitchell Park Marina (Cyndi Murray file photo)

Mitchell Park Marina (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

The cost of docking large boats at Mitchell Park Marina would increase next summer under a proposal from Trustee David Murray.

The price of docking at the newly renovated marina was “cheap” compared to Sag Harbor, the nearest deep-water harbor, Mr. Murray said. He requested the board consider raising the docking fee for large yachts to at least $5.50 per foot.

Currently, the village charges between $2.50 and $4 per foot depending on the day of the week. Comparatively, Sag Harbor charges up to $6 per foot for vessels more than 100 feet, according to its website.

“I think we can definitely get it,” Mr. Murray said. “We can really generate a lot of revenue.”

Mr. Murray’s proposal during Monday night’s Greenport Village board meeting came after village administrator Paul Pallas said more mega yachts were docking in Mitchell Park Marina than ever before. In June, the marina raked in roughly $9,000 more compared to this time last year, mainly because larger boats were staying in the harbor, Mr. Pallas said.

The influx of mega yacht is credited to the completion of $40,000 worth of electric upgrades at the marina, which was intended to bring larger ships to Greenport.

Mr. Murray said that he would continue to push for the rate increasing during the off-season.

“We are getting great money, but I think there is more to get,” said.  “It is why we did that project.”

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