Marina to offer short-stay accommodation?

An birds eye view of the Koolewong Marina. Image: supplied

A local marina has entered a partnership to offer the short-stay accommodation in what may be a first for the Central Coast.

Koolewong Marina owner Mr Les Binkin has partnered with boat share venture Flotespace, to provide short-stay accommodation services. “Koolewong Marina is fortunate to be working with Flotespace as they pioneer this exciting new short-stay accommodation alternative,” Mr Binkin said. “Whilst we recognise this model may not suit all marinas, we feel Flotespace will add value and profile to our relatively new Koolewong Marina brand.

“Vessels are berthed in contemporary facilities with modern amenities provided. “The security system is paramount to giving peace of mind to all clients and their guests. “Participating guests will be able to enjoy our Boathouse Restaurant and retire for the night back on board overlooking beautiful Brisbane Water from the safety of their berth,” Mr Binkin said. The new venture hinges on a decision by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to allow private boat owners to rent out their boats as accommodation.

SOURCE: Media release, 10 Aug 2018 Hugh Treseder, Flotespace