The city’s first marina in 50 years is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

May 6, 2019

Rendering courtesy of ONE°15

New Yorkers will soon have more opportunities to reconnect with the waterfront as the city’s first new marina in 50 years is set to start operating at full capacity this spring in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Managed by Singapore-based conglomerate SUTL, the ONE°15 marina will accommodate over 100 boats ranging from 30 to 200 feet in length. In the works since 2015, the eight-acre facility between Piers 4 and 5 cost $28 million and involved the collaboration of multiple city, state, and federal agencies to complete the complex infrastructure work required.

Photo courtesy of ONE°15

Since the harbor is nestled between two major rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, it can be highly susceptible to high tides and choppy waters. The designers of ONE°15 developed a system of wave attenuators—comprised of deep draft steel barges—to reduce the size and energy of incoming waves. With these in place, the marina boasts the calmest waters in the New York harbor.

ONE15 Marina, Brooklyn
Photo courtesy of ONE°15

Construction also included the expansion of the Community Dock, which will host a variety of recreational and educational activities, including kayaking, sailing, and biology classes. The marina will give 2 percent of its berthing revenue toward funding these programs and keeping them free or low-cost.

“The operational team at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina worked closely with engineers, architects, and its Singapore-based owners to maximize the usage of this iconic location, facing lower Manhattan’s Financial District and flanked by Brooklyn Bridge and Governor’s Island, to accommodate the widest range of water enthusiasts,” said John Winson, general manager of ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. “The marina will accommodate everyone – from deep draft ocean-going yachts to single kayakers.”


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