Ports of Jersey has put forward plans to install a new L-shaped pontoon near the Lifeboat Café.
Until 2014, the area being earmarked for the pontoon was occupied by a vehicle linkspan, which was used to load vehicles onto car ferries when they used to berth at Albert Pier.
This was removed as part of the upgrade to the nearby Albert Pier pontoons and the space has recently been used to store floating equipment, but Ports have said it could provide more berthing options for leisure vessels between six and eight metres long.
The 60-metre by 40-metre pontoon would be similar to those already installed in St Helier Marina and access would be from the western side.
Pictured: An aerial shot of the area as it is now with measurements for the new pontoon
It would also utilise a redundant bridge-link, repurposed from one of the Albert Pier berths, to provide shore-side access, water and electrical services from the north side, near the RNLI station house.
Head of maritime operations, Louise Stafford, said: “These new pontoons will be a better use of the space, which is currently used to store unused pontoons and a working barge platform. It will also benefit the boating community by providing more berthing options and tidying up that area of the marina.”
Pictured: An artist's impression of what the new pontoon will look like
The pontoons that are currently stored in the area will be re-used in drying harbours around the island.
It comes after Ports recently shared details of its 'Harbour Master Plan' to revamp the Elizabeth Terminal and wider harbour area.
The St. Helier Harbour Master Plan is a long-term development plan which begins with the redevelopment of Elizabeth Harbour, and then supports the subsequent transformation of Albert Pier, La Collette and Victoria Pier, the Old Harbours and La Folie, and New North Quay.
It is hoped that the plans will "ensure the port’s long-term viability, improve customer experience, create new commercial opportunities, and realise the area’s potential as a leisure, cultural and tourism destination".
Last month, Ports took the first step forward in implementing those plans by applying to Planning to demolish the Elizabeth Terminal and replace it with a new curved building.
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