Cap Sante Boat Haven located near the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Anacortes, WA recently completed a renovation, which included replacement of the marina’s “E” and “F” Docks. The new docks were manufactured by Bellingham Marine and installed by Culbertson Marine who completed work on the project in late January.
The upgraded design and amenities selected by the Port of Anacortes for “E” and “F” mimic work done by the marina in 2007 on “C” and “D” docks. “We are slowly working to upgrade the entire facility to provide boaters with the highest standard of accommodations found anywhere else in the region” commented Dale Fowler, Harbormaster for Cap Sante Boat Haven. The marina has replaced approximately 40% of its 850 slips.
Over 33,000 square feet of docks were replaced by the Port in their most recent work at Cap Sante – 132 new berths plus two side-ties accommodate vessels from 40 feet to 113 feet LOA. The new docks feature Bellingham’s Unibolt® system with rounded finger ends, composite trim and polymer rub boards. The design also includes an innovative cleat design, which allows the position of the cleats to be easily moved. Jesse Ellenz, Bellingham Marine General Manager said, “Fixed cleat locations have long been a challenge with the bolt system but in the Company’s latest round of R&D the challenge was overcome and we were able to provide the Port with a more flexible system.”
Cap Sante Boat Haven is a publicly owned and operated facility managed by the Port of Anacortes. The Port’s mission includes being a ‘steward of the public resources… and protecting quality of life as an appropriate balance among economic, social and environmental elements.’ According to a statement made by the Port, the redevelopment of Cap Sante Boat Haven offers a model for creating a waterfront attraction that generates jobs, helps businesses and improves the shoreline environment.
As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat® concrete floating dock systems as well as timber and metal frame systems. The company also produces Unistack® dry stack systems for marinas worldwide.
Contact: Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; www.bellingham-marine.com.
Unifloat, Unibolt, Unideck and Unistack are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine
For boaters and the Port of Los Angeles, the renovated Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro, Calif., has been a long time coming. Five hundred slips remained of the 600 built in the 1960’s, but they had nearly all overstayed their welcome. Little more than timber logs held the rickety wooden docks together, and old electrical wiring ran along the walkway.
MAGAZINE: Marina Dock Age
ISSUE: January/February 2012
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A recent survey asked marina operators what kept them up at night. A common response mixed with the stresses of managing the day to day operations was fire. The concern was elevated in the off-season with boats left unattended and heaters running, but the reality is, the risk of a fire is always present.
The question is what can you do to reduce the risk of fire at your marina?
To reduce your risk of fire you must place your focus on preventive maintenance and staff and boater education. You need to work towards building a community that understands the benefits associated with practicing routine maintenance and proper use of equipment and has a common goal of keeping the marina safe. The more eyes you can train to spot potential hazards the safer your facility will be.
Jump on board a floatplane and you can quickly gain appreciation for the beauty of your surroundings. Located in the picturesque, sea-side capital of Hobart, Tasmanian Air Adventures recently hired Bellingham Marine Australia to provide moorage for the company’s floatplane operations located in the heart of Hobart’s bustling waterfront. The project originally called for a steel pontoon system but after looking at the feasibility of a steel system the owners decided to go with Bellingham’s concrete option. Christiaan Durrant of Tasmanian Air said, “After a thorough analysis, concrete was more cost effective and required less on-going maintenance than steel.”
The new floatplane pontoon is a first for Bellingham Marine Australia. It is configured in an L-shape and features Bellingham Marine’s innovative telescoping pile system. This is the company’s fifth project to utilize this innovative pile design. “The beauty of the telescoping pile for this project was that it provided all the benefits of a pile anchored pontoon system with the added benefit of safer moorage for the floatplane,” said Bellingham Marine General Manager John Spragg. “Without the pile protruding above the surface of the pontoon the pilot does not have to worry about the possibility of clipping his wing and damaging the plane.”
The new pontoon is situated in Constitution Dock along Kings Pier and accessed via a new aluminum gangway and gate also from Bellingham Marine. Additional features include 500mm freeboard to accommodate easy loading on and off the floatplane and provision for power and water.
Tasmanian Air offers sightseeing tours of Port Arthur and the surrounding Hobart area. The area is known for its historic buildings, natural beauty and dramatic coastline. As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat® concrete floating dock systems as well as timber and metal frame systems. The company also produces Unistack® dry stack systems for marinas worldwide.
Bellingham Marine, 22 Sinnamon Rd., 17 Mile Rocks, QLD 4073, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org www.bellingham-marine.com.au
Unifloat, Unideck and Unistack are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine.