A bit of history...
Hundreds of children and adults who, in the early 70s dreamed of sailing, hoped to find a ‘home’ that would allow them to fulfil their dream. At first there was the Tel Aviv ‘Sailing Club’, which provided sailors with a guarded and fenced area to put their ships in. But as the club’s membership increased, the vision behind the establishment of the marina became clear.
The Tel Aviv Marina was established in the early 70s and was the first marina in Israel. First of all the platforms were built, electrical and water infrastructures were set up, and soon ships and yachts began to anchor here.
As the years went by, the Tel Aviv Marina developed along with the growth and development of the field of yachting and sailing across the world.
The mother of all marinas
The success of the Tel Aviv Marina was indeed the main factor behind the establishment of marinas in additional cities across the country, such as: Herzliya, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Acco, Haifa and Eilat.
City leaders who witnessed the flourishing Tel Aviv Marina were taken in, and since then the idea of a marina has become a central factors in the planning and design of coastal cities in Israel.
Fast and innovative, aged 40
The 40 years since the establishment of the Tel Aviv Marina give us an overview of the development of sailing in Israel, up to its current format.
In 2010 the Tel Aviv Marina was rebuilt - it underwent thorough renovation on land and sea, as well as in its electricity and water infrastructures, platforms and anchoring stations which were replaced.
The world’s most advanced floating platforms were installed, new systems and electricity points are now more accessible and economical. The wave breaker was rebuilt to prevent waves from coming in during stormy weather, and a new promenade was built alongside it for the convenience of the many residents and tourists who come to this area.
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