North Cove Marina Management (NCMM), headed by Battery Park City resident Michael Fortenbaugh, has completely revived North Cove during the past ten years.
NCMM has not only docked mega yachts, but they developed programs for the public, sailing lessons, affordable charters, junior sailing programs and numerous international sailing events.
Photo courtesy of North Cove Marina
The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), the State agency that owns North Cove Marina, has asked NCMM to vacate the marina by the end of this month.
Press reports speculate that BPCA wants to turn the Marina over to other operators, such as owners of the World Financial Center or mega yacht marina operators. “North Cove Marina Management has no problem competing against anyone to run the Marina – so long as the competition is fair and square," said NCMM.
Below is a video from Manhattan Community Board 1 from Battery Park tv about the situation.
CB1 refuses to pass resolution in favor of Mike Fortenbaugh running the North Cove Marina. Credit BatteryPark.TV
There is a rally 6pm, Monday, December 15th on the South Side of North Cove to save the NCMM’s location. Save North Cove is a website devoted to saving their location.