Marina Tropical is actively seeking investors for the Marina
Luperón project. Initial planning for the project has been completed, the
necessary permits have been obtained and construction is underway.
The Bay of Luperón has always been a place of refuge for sailboats and yachts
when they were threatened by bad weather. Between 100 and 200 boats are
anchored there at any time. During hurricane season fishing boats and
mid-size commercial vessels take shelter in this protected Bay.
The Bay of Luperón is a nature reserve and, therefore, marina projects have
not been granted permits during the last 15 years.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank General Rosario Durán and
General Diaz Gómez from the Navy for their cooperation and assistance. This
success is also due to the excellent work of Dr. Liliane Betoncurt and Dr.
Alejandro Herrera from "Environmental Impact" and last but not least to the
expert opinion given by the President of the Association of
Marinas in the USA, who was appointed as Consultant by the Environmental
Marina Tropical, S.A. has the building permits and/or authorizations for the
project from the following institutions and government agencies:
- Environmental Protection Agency (building permit no. 0053-03)
- City Hall of Luperón
- Dominican Building Authority
- Public Works Dept.
- Department of Tourism (including a 10-year tax and duty exemption)
- Port Authority for Foreign Trade
- Presidency of the Dominican Republic
Considerations for the Project
According to N... W. R...' expert opinion, approx. 25,000 boats cruise along
the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, which is the main route between
Florida and Venezuela.
In the past, these boats have not been able to refuel, replenish their water
supply or obtain any kind of service, such as repairing and hauling their
boats out of the water, anywhere along the whole North Coast.
In marine literature, the Bay of Luperon is considered the safest hurricane
hole in the Caribbean. Insurance companies give discounts on hull insurance
if Luperón is shown to be the home port.
Approx. 100,000 square meters with a coastline of almost 600 linear meters in the
south-eastern part of the Bay, with a natural water depth of 3-5 meters
offer optimal conditions for the implementation of this unique project.
The plans call for:
200 slips measuring 30 - 80 ft., with electricity, water, TV and phone
The placement of the gangplanks offers additional berths for seven
yachts measuring more than 100 ft.
Dry dock with repair shop, hauling facility (ramp and 60 ton traveler
lift), 30 - 50 dry dock spots of up to 70 ft., tiered storage for sports
boats up to 35 ft., marine filling station for diesel, gasoline and oil.
Shopping Center with cafeteria, restaurant, supermarket, stores,
sanitary facilities, laundromat, communications center and offices for
yacht club and harbor police.
4,000 square meters of apartments, in the form of a stepped building,
with community pool.
Approx. 50 villas with 800 - 1,200 square meters of land, fully
developed, street, water, canal, water treatment plant, public
electricity service and emergency electricity.
Approx. 2 km of developed roads with pedestrian paths, 150 parking places in the
center and another at the outskirts of the project, connected by golf carts
or shuttle buses.
Six-chamber cistern holding 1,200 cubic meters of water.
The local water tank with 8" water pipes is located approx. 100 meters from
The high tension line of the public electricity service is installed
The power lines in the project itself will be installed underground, and
there will be high voltage lines as well as the corresponding transformers
and emergency generators.
A totally biological water treatment facility will be built. Capacity: 2,000
persons, with a complete drainage system.
The Company "Marina Tropical SA" as a Partner
Registered: October 27, 2001, in Santiago, Dominican
President:Günter Bruno Dresler, Canadian
Vice President: TBA
Besides the unencumbered land, on which the marina will be built, they own
approx. one million square meters of land adjacent to the marina land up
to the entrance to the town of Luperón.
This beautifully cubed land is ideal for an 18-hole golf course and,
furthermore; offers an access road to the Marina without having to drive
The Marketing of the Project
Prospective customers will be Dominicans, especially from Santiago and the
surrounding Cibao area, as well as North Americans, Canadians and even
The financial estimates have been left out of the above document. Please
contact us for details on all financial matters surrounding the project.