BARCELONA MARINA OFFERS SIDE BOARDING
November 16, 2006
Located just 15 minutes from the city centre, Port Fòrum is ideally situated within the newly redeveloped Fòrum Barcelona complex surrounded by new luxury hotels, condominiums and one of Europe’s largest conference centers. Bellingham Marine Europe was awarded the design-build contract, which included the creation of 190 fully serviced berths in two basins ranging in size from 10m to 80m as well as a 245 boat dry storage facility.
The marina features, Bellingham’s concrete Unifloat system and provides upgraded facilities for boaters including finger piers for each boat. John Audabran, of Port Fòrum, is happy with the marina’s choice to offer finger piers. According to Audabran, “Yacht Captains are looking for quality berths with side boarding. Bellingham Marine’s Unifloat solution was the preferred choice offering a secure finger berth solution for alongside mooring”.
Services on the marina are comprehensive and include electricity (up to 600 amps 3 phase for the 80 meter berths), fresh water, lighting, TV and telephone. All berths over 30 meters have dedicated sewage pumpout facilities at the berth. A public pumpout facility was also installed for other berth holders and visiting boats.
Port Fòrum’s dry storage facility offers Spain’s first dry stack storage service for boats. Operating throughout the year, Bellingham’s innovative dry stack storage system (Unistack) will have a capacity for 245 motorboats of up to 9m. The dry storage building is now operational for 115 boats with the second phase of 130 additional spaces currently under construction. The second phase was brought forward to meet the huge demand for these berths as the first phase was sold out within 6 months. Boats are launched and retrieved using a Wiggins Marina Bull forklift, with a typical operation (from lifting a boat out of its rack to launching) of approximately 4 minutes.
Port Fòrum has established a new level of marina facility within the Mediterranean providing very high standards and raising the bar of expectation as to what constitutes a truly world class marina.
As the world’s leading marina design/build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas worldwide.
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Regional Contact: Bellingham Marine Europe Ltd, Calle Josep Pla 45, Local 1, 08019, Barcelona, España Tel: 93 356 1229 Fax: 93 356 1355
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