How was the marina project financed? Was the dredging that was required for the project considered maintenance? What is the projected revenue for the marina? How does the marina revenue benefit the community? 12/2023
On the Shelter Bay Community Website under documents, there is a tab labeled Budgets and there you will find all the details for our current year as well as information on prior years. There is a separate schedule for the Marina. Click here for the budget page – Members only access
Budgeted revenues for FY2023-24 are $1,309,3211 and the expenses are $674,590, leaving a before tax profit and principal debt repayment of approximately $635,000. Included in the expenses is a payment of $220,000 of the annual lease expense, as determined by the Board. Out of the net income, there will be approximately $50,000 of debt repayment and a $300,000 deposit into the capital reserves. This will leave a surplus of approximately $275,000. In past years, any surplus has been added to the capital reserves.
The dredging was a big project and was not considered routine maintenance. Associated expenses were charged to the capital reserve.
The moorage fees are competitive with other marinas. The Shelter Bay marina is considered slightly less desirable than LA Conner (no internet, no laundry, unable to walk to grocery stores, less security) and thus our rates are approximately 5% lower for uncovered moorage. Community members get a 10% discount.