Brick Township creates boaters’ haven at Trader’s Cove

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BRICK TOWNSHIP — Officials unveiled a new facility at Trader’s Cove Marina Wednesday to provide amenities to boaters and help shape Brick Township into a destination along the Intercoastal Waterway.

With the official ribbon cutting held Aug. 23, the Marina Resource Building will offer transient boat slip customers amenities including a place to shower, lounge and do laundry, according to Dan Santaniello, director of recreation.

Brick officials celebrated the grand opening of the Marina Resource Building. RYAN WELSH/THE OCEAN STAR

“Now we’ll be known as a marina with all of these amenities,” Mr. Santaniello said, adding this is the only facility of its kind in the township, offering transient boaters traveling the Intercoastal a chance to come ashore.

“As a transient boater, it would be an ideal spot,” Mr. Santaniello said. According to Mayor John Ducey, the addition of transient boating amenities will “enhance the appeal of Trader’s Cove.”

“It is our expectation that these transient boat slips will be filled with boats all season long for years to come,” Mayor Ducey said.

The building will be accessible to boaters using key codes at a cost of $20 per night, Mr. Santaniello said, adding the cost may change to remain competitive with neighboring marinas.

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