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New $1.4M Boaters’ Lounge at Traders Cove Opens, Aimed at Attracting Transient Boats

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The boaters' lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)
The boaters’ lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)

A boaters’ lounge which was required to be built at Traders Cove Marina under the terms of previous grants accepted by the township has been completed, with officials saying the nearly $1.4 million facility will make the marina more attractive to transient slipholders – boaters who dock for short periods of time.

The building will provide a facility for transient boat slip customers with showers, restrooms, a lounge and laundry facilities. Officials gathered for its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The boaters’ lounge provides restrooms for the public as well as a lounge, laundry facility, restrooms and showers for transient boaters. The transient boater facilities will be accessible with key-codes that are provided to customers.

The boaters' lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)
The boaters’ lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)
The boaters' lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)
The boaters’ lounge at Traders Cove Marina. (Photo: Brick Township)

“This facility will enhance the appeal of Traders Cove to boaters and will offer them conveniences such as showers and laundry,” said Mayor John Ducey. “It is our expectation that these transient boat slips will be filled with boats all season long for years to come.”

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The cost of the transient boaters lounge facility was $1,396,960 and was funded in the 2013 capital budget. The township has received a National Boating Infrastructure Grant in the amount of $807,501 for the transient boating component of Traders Cove including the installation of a transient boating dock, gangway and the building. Construction of the lounge was required since the township previously accepted the grant money.

The building was designed by Barlo, Governale and Associates and was constructed by Wallace Brothers Construction, which are both located in Brick.

Anyone looking for information on Traders Cove and the availability of transient boating slips can call 732-920-7373.


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  • MAGA

    How many township employees will run this and how much does it cost taxpayers?

    • realcheeseyo

      Less than a day of the Secret Service renting golf carts from Trump.

      • MAGA

        They rented an entire house from Joe Biden for 8 years. But thats ok with you. They are currently renting from the Clintons in Chappaua right now.

      • realcheeseyo

        I think it’s wrong of Biden to do that. The Clinton thing has been proven false so your information is wrong on that.

    • 205167117

      Since they’re charging boaters to stay there I’d hope it costs us nothing. I’m curious if they plan on profiting from it or if it’s designed to break even.

      If this costs the taxpayers a penny then it’s a failure since the people using it are transient.

      • MAGA

        Are you dreaming? Government never makes money. I’m sure it will be overstaffed and underfunded.
        It will never have enough transients to pay for upkeep and maintenance and overstaffing.

      • 205167117

        Government makes plenty of money, we just never see it lol.

        It seems like between this project and the old Foodtown site that the strategy was “anything but condos.

  • Surfrider

    Maga…..took the words out of my mouth!! Anyone listening know out there? NO BS please………..

    • realcheeseyo

      How anti-business of you. SHAME!

      • 205167117

        If it’s a business it should be run like one. There shouldn’t be anything that costs the taxpayers money that transient people will primarily take advantage of.

        If it costs us anything I’d rather see access to the slips granted to township residents.

      • Surfrider

        I have been in business all my life, “anti-business”……how about “anti-CORRUPT” ?

      • realcheeseyo

        I’m going to guess anything you don’t like is CORRUPT or FALSE NEWS!

  • Jack Mac

    Are they going to sell boxed Manischewitz wine

  • Surfrider

    To me, looks like a bunch of transients cutting the ribbon! And they think it will bring business to the immediate area? Are we next gonna supply motor scooters for them to drive to stores? C’mon, this was a bamboozle for the Barlo group and wallace bros being in tight with the mayor….. I still want to see the operating costs of this one entity over there. Cost 1.5 mil with $807k grant, but what was the final cost for everything there, including docks, bulk heading etc? Its time for the Administration to show the books on this place so far……more in the hole…..be raising taxes next time around…..

  • Surfrider

    Good question, i have been wanting to go over and check it out…… Too much traffic, in that little area, If you like the beach, the traffic is a killer.

  • Andy Pat

    I think the use of the word “transient” immediately conjures the image of homeless people passing through. Transient boaters are merely out of town boaters. The same way seasonal tourists’ dollars are sought, this is a similar marketing strategy. I hope it works and does not cost the average homeowner, since the average homeowner in Brick does not have a boat or will ever use the facility.