The Tavares Seaplane Base/Marina re-build project is now substantially complete! The re-build project was funded by an insurance settlement after the Marina was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. All inspections have been passed and the contractor is in the process of completing punch list items, clean up, and demobilizing. A “soft opening” has commenced with the fuel dock, transient dock, and seaplane ramp/apron being open to the public as of this past weekend. Staff is filling the new Marina slips with tenants per the leasing policy approved on May 5th by Tavares City Council. The marina will “officially” be open to receive tenants on June 1st.
The City has begun planning a “grand opening and ribbon-cutting” event to celebrate the completion of this signature project, to take place on the day of the previously planned Monster Splash, Seaplane Fly-In, and Rocktoberfest concert on October 16, 2021. More to follow as this celebratory and signature event is finalized. https://www.tavares.org/1278/Marina-Fuel-Dock-Transient-Dock