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Local Firm Will Oversee Operations of all Docks, Piers and Moorings along the Mile-Long

Wharf Neighborhood


WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2018 – Officials at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) today announced that it has awarded Oasis Marinas with the management of all marina operations along the entire mile-long Wharf neighborhood. The contract, which went to RFP in the Spring of 2018, includes the operation and management of:


• Market Docks – transient and commercial seasonal boating slips in a secure marina adjacent to the historic Municipal Fish Market

• Wharf Cove – public floating docks along Wharf Street and Transit Pier for daily docking and special event access

• Washington Channel Moorings – private mooring balls adjacent East Potomac Park with pumpout service and dinghy dock

• Wharf Marina – the new 200+ slip mixed-use marina currently under construction, which includes liveaboards, commercial, transient, and megayacht slips


“This is a huge honor,” said Dan Cowens, Founder and CEO, Oasis Marinas. “We have a great deal of respect for The Wharf’s development team and the vibrant community that they have created along the waterfront. At Oasis Marinas, we combine maritime expertise with hospitality experience to create a safe, fun and welcoming environment for guests. We look forward to working side-by-side with The Wharf as they re-establish Washington, D.C. as a bustling waterfront city and premier destination for boaters.”


The Wharf is a $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront development centrally located

on the Potomac River, along the historic Washington Channel. Situated along the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront and adjacent to the National Mall, The Wharf stretches across almost one mile of waterfront on 24 acres of land and more than 50 acres of water from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair.


“We are thrilled to work with Oasis Marina in offering our visitors and maritime enthusiasts with not only world-class facilities but the best in dock management and services from the Oasis team,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder and CEO of PN Hoffman. “This partnership allows us to further our waterfront offerings and accommodations as we make D.C. a true waterfront destination for all, from small vessels to luxury yachts.”


“From the beginning, we envisioned The Wharf as a world class waterfront destination for residents and visitors to Washington, D.C. With the guidance and experience of Oasis, The Wharf’s marina will benefit from one of the most attentive and innovative maritime service operators to deliver high touch marine experience to the Nation’s Capital,” stated Amer Hammour, Chairman of Madison Marquette.


The first phase of The Wharf was completed in Fall of 2017 and opened to the public on October 12. Further development is underway and, when complete, The Wharf will feature more than three million square feet of residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers and docks.

Oasis Marinas is familiar with commercial and maritime development, having just completed a multi-year, two-phase renovation of Harbor East Marina in Baltimore, Maryland.



About Oasis Marinas

Oasis Marinas was founded in 2014 and is a privately held marina management company based out of Baltimore, MD. The company provides marina management services to marina owners that support all aspects of the marina, including boat slips, provisions, fuel docks and the associated contracts with the vendors running the maintenance services, restaurants, and other business services. Oasis’ mission is to incorporate a consistent, fun, welcoming, and well-maintained environment in every Oasis-managed marina. For more information, visit www.oasismarinas.com.


About The Wharf

The Wharf is Washington DC’s most exciting neighborhood. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River reestablishes Washington, DC, as a true waterfront city and destination. Phase 1 opened in October 2017 with two million square feet of residences, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, cultural uses, marinas, and public areas including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. When complete in 2022, this $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood will feature more than 3.5 million square feet of development. The Wharf is easily accessible to the region by water taxi, Metro, WMATA and Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle buses, bicycle, foot, and car.


Development is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, in conjunction with ER Bacon Development, City Partners, Paramount Development and Triden Development.

More information is available at www.wharfdc.com. Download the District Wharf app for a live news feed, information on events, interactive map, transportation updates and more. The app is available on Apple and Android devices.



Sofia Royce, BrandLinkDC

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Paige Holden, Oasis Marinas

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