In the grand scheme of ongoing activity at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the development of the 102-slip marina next to Pier 5 has flown largely under the radar. But after several years of development, including an RFP issued in September 2013 and a slight trim on slips from 140 to 102, the marina is finally opening to the public on May 1, according to a press release. ONE°15 is the city's first new marina in 20 years, and the largest recreational marina to be developed in New York Harbor in 50 years.
Built by Edgewater Resources, the marina employs "state-of-the-art materials and engineering, using sustainable technologies and environmentally-friendly design" including "the unique Seaflex anchoring system for its docks and floating concrete breakwater by Marinetek, creating the calmest marina environment on New York Harbor."
The slips range from 16-feet (canoes?) to 250-feet (yachts!). Along with the marina comes the ONE°15 Brooklyn Sail Club & School which will offer activities for the public as well as Sail Club members.
To celebrate its opening, the marina will welcome the finishers of The 2016 Transat bakerly transatlantic sailing race from Plymouth, England. Slips will be rentable from May 1 through October 31. The marina's community dock will open to the public seven days a week from 9 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.