TROY, N. Y. — Troy city officials and representatives from Oasis Marinas held a press conference Thursday morning to mark the official opening of the Downtown Troy Marina and the start of the 2022 boating season in the Collar City.
The press conference was held on the particular Hudson Riverwalk in Riverfront Park North, the newest section of Troy’s revitalized waterfront.
Located on the Upper Hudson River, the Troy Downtown Marina consists of floating docks and 300 feet of bulkhead with a water depth of 16 feet. The recently rebuilt two-year-old marina offers a multitude of ways for boaters, anglers, and visitors to explore Troy’s waterfront.
Troy Mayor Patrick Madden was overjoyed to announce the start of the boating time of year.
“Today we’re thrilled to officially reopen the marina for 2022. Although this is the particular official opening, it has been open for a while. From my vantage point at city hall, I’m able to see the boats on a regular basis and dream about what the future holds for me, ” Madden remarked.
“The modern amenities and services offered at this newly rebuilt facility will anchor Troy’s position on the Hudson River and Erie Canal, providing day-trippers and new visitors immediate access opportunities to our restaurants, our bars, our coffee shops, and events that we hold here in the city, ” Madden noted on the offerings posed by the marina.
Nate Moyer, the particular Vice President of Operations of Oasis Marinas, discussed his experiences from last season at the marina.
“The first season was a great experience in a lot of different ways. It was fun for me personally as I took part in this, in order to learn from the boaters from both the local community and the travelers that pass through Troy and hear about the experiences that they’ve had in the past plus memories that they’ve made, as well as hear the general optimism about the future with the particular rebuilt and new facility, ” Moyer said.
“It is our own goal as Oasis to continue to provide remarkable experiences both to the local boating community and to the tourists that pass through the city of Troy. It’s the responsibility and our goal to provide a warm welcome introduction to the city and really be an ambassador on behalf of the city of Troy to the boaters who come through here, ” Moyer explained.
Moyer also expressed optimism for this year at the marina.
“Initial indicators for this season are promising. We have a reservation-based system where boaters can book within advance. The interest continues to be strong. Our reservation numbers are up for the particular year and all signs point to a positive year for the city of Troy, ” Moyer mentioned.
Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Executive Director Geoff Brault detailed the importance of the marina as another gateway to city venues and events this summer, such as Rockin’ around the River.
“One associated with the reasons why we are so happy to become able to move it to the waterfront is because of institutions like this marina that are now here and all of the investment that has been made in this riverwalk district plus the fact that the particular proximity of this district, this area of the city has to everything in the district, ” Brault remarked.
“You’re just steps away from all that downtown Troy no matter how you come into the town, ” Brault continued.
“So we are usually very excited to possess Nate and his team operating this marina in order to allow people another way to access our city, ” Brault added.