A series of upgrades including a unique assisted kayak launch and a low freeboard dock for paddle craft open up Coronado Bay to a diverse population of watersport enthusiasts.
Coronado, California, USA – 25 August 2017 – Glorietta Bay Marina in Coronado, California is a public boating facility owned by the City. Bellingham Marine rebuilt half of the marina in 2007. Replacement of C-dock and improvements to the marina’s boat launch were left for a later date.
In 2016, the remaining work at Glorietta went out to bid. Bellingham Marine came in low and was awarded the contract for all land and waterside improvements.
“It was important to the City that they make the most of the renovation opportunity,” shared Kevin Ketchum, Principal and General Manager of California Yacht Marina, operator of Glorietta Bay. “The items most critical to them were better universal access, environmental stewardship and the long-term value of the property.” Continue Reading…
Concrete and timber docks merge seamlessly to provide a custom solution that is both luxurious and purposeful.
Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA – 11 August 2017 – When Wrightsville Beach Marina and Yacht Club in North Carolina decided it was time to renovate their 100-slip marina they turned to Bellingham Marine, world renowned marina builder, for help. The ownership group knew they wanted a modern facility that would be a source of pride. They also knew their site had several unique demands that needed to be addressed to ensure the long-term success of the marina.
Located on a bustling Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach Marina needed wave protection. The marina also wanted to be able to welcome large yachts. The owners were attracted to the visual appeal of traditional timber docks but were concerned about the timber dock’s ability to knock down the waves generated by the waterway’s heavy boat traffic.
There was also a concern about water depth along the seawall. In an extreme low tide event, timber would have the advantage. Bellingham Marine’s timber docks have a shallow 6-inch draft compared to the deeper draft of their concrete counterparts. The shallow draft would mitigate any possible concern of the dock grounding out during extreme tidal shifts.
As stewards of the marine lifestyle, it is important that we continually draw in new crowds to keep the industry alive. Find out how The Yards marina opened the DC waterfront up to a whole new generation of boating enthusiasts.
By Robert Wilkes
Children splashing under a waterfall in an enormous wading pool, a parade of mothers pushing strollers down the boardwalk, yoga classes, concerts, artisanal ice cream, taco-Korean fusion cuisine, residential apartments in a former Navy Yard foundry and office working spaces in a repurposed lumber shed are some of the things you’ll find at The Yards on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
The water is humming with life as well. Water taxis soon will take people to work and play. Paddleboards and kayaks explore the river, and on the Education Dock, Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit organization, teaches disadvantaged youth life skills and gives them hands-on job training.
On game day boaters moor at The Yards Marina, have dinner in an au courant locally owned restaurant, walk to Nationals Park baseball stadium to see a game and return home under the stars by boat — avoiding the traffic snarl on the highways. The Yards development has made this 48-acre, once-abandoned industrial site explode with life and created a new neighborhood on the river.
The waterfront of the United State’s capital is being transformed into a masterful work. Find out how #WharfDC is using DC’s unique waterfront location to build community pride and position the city for economic growth.
by Robert Wilkes
It’s a familiar story around the world. The once bustling waterfront, the city’s gateway to the world, was a tableau of sailing ships awaiting the tide. Then railroads and later automobiles turned the focus inland. The waterfront became a forgotten quarter of night clubs and bars surrounded by oily water and foul air.
By the 1950s and 60s, cities began building renewal projects that were mostly unremarkable single-use buildings with their backs to the water. Broad freeways truncated the waterfront from the rest of the city, leaving it isolated and neglected.
The dark days of urban waterfront neglect are over. There is a new sense of optimism, pride and possibility. Among a number of ongoing urban waterfront revitalisation projects, The Wharf in Washington DC is the largest in the US and arguably the most comprehensive and consequential. The District of Columbia, “the District” as the locals call it, is turning its face toward the water again.
Submit your marina photo for a chance to be featured in Bellingham Marine’s 2018 calendar!
Bellingham, WA, USA – 30 June 2017 – Bellingham Marine, worldwide marina design-build construction company, announced today they are accepting entries for their 10th annual photo calendar contest. The calendar features striking images from professional and amateur photographers alike, highlighting the beauty of Bellingham marinas across the globe.
This year, in addition to bragging rights and international recognition, winners will receive a Brenthaven Collins Backpack as a token of thanks. Brenthaven laptop bags set the standard for superior protection from the drops, bangs and bumps of the digital lifestyle and come with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Bellingham and Brenthaven have close ties; both companies began in the same small Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA.
Individuals interested in entering the contest are invited to submit entries by September 8th. The only image requirement is that the photo include a Bellingham Marine product. If you are unsure whether your photo meets contest qualifications, please email Bellingham at email@example.com for verification. If your image was taken at a marina with a concrete dock, chances are it’s a Bellingham Marine marina. Continue Reading…