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Expansion of Charleston Marina Proposed

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June 18, 2008

By Katy Stech – The Post and Courier

Charleston boaters soon may have a one-stop marina where they not only can tie up their boats but also work out and take the kids for a swim in the pool.

Ripley Light Yacht Club, which operates wet slips in the Ripley Cove inlet, wants to expand out into the Ashley River and add enough docking space for 200 more boats. The proposal would triple the current number of available slips.

The company behind the project, Ashley River Properties II, said there is a need for more slips because, like most other Charleston boat-storage facilities, Ripley Light is constantly near its capacity. The $14 million project also would create a club-style atmosphere by adding extra amenities, such as a gym and lounge space.

“It attracts a family boating crowd because the kids can enjoy the pool … not just sit on a boat at the marina,” said Ryan Black, project manager for Ashley River Properties II.

The expansion at Ripley Light could get under way early next year.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is reviewing plans for the project. Black said he hasn’t heard any “negative feedback” on the project.

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