Retrocession to the department
The state had transferred auray marina to the department in 1984, within the framework of the decentralization laws, which itself had ceded it to the city in 1992. The movement is now going in the opposite direction. Since 1 er july 2016, the port of Saint-Goustan - Auray, has been handed back to the department.
13 e port for the Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan
Like many of the department's ports, the operation of the saint-Goustan marina will be insured by the Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan. It is a public company, created by the General Council of Morbihan which already manages the development and operation of 12 marinas, including Locmiquélic, Port Haliguen, or La Trinité sur Mer for the most famous. The Morbihan department is the main shareholder.
Major investments needed
The Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan carried out a strategic study to estimate the investments necessary for a good exploitation of the port. The inventory of fixtures underlines the need for numerous works.
The quays in which the city has invested 1 721 800 € since 2009, anchorages and pontoons require, if not work, regular maintenance. The sanitary facilities are very far from the standard wanted by boaters and the careening area, remains little used.
The number of overnight stays has been in free fall since 2004.
While preserving the historic site, where it wishes to develop the reception of old rigging, the Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan plans to increase the number of places (from 130 to 185) by moving them downstream. Two new pontoons with access to water and electricity must be installed.
The nautical centre and the port office should reach new premises. Work on accessibility and parking for users is necessary.
A follow-up by the Town Hall
A strategic committee will be set up to ensure consistency between the port's development projects and those of the City. Chaired by the mayor, it will control the actions carried out, the city remaining master of the historic heart.