BELLINGHAM COMPLETES OLYMPIC BERTHS AT ROZELLE BAY
January 1, 2000
Bellingham Marine Australia recently completed the Olympic Berths stage of the Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina for the Waterways Authority in Sydney, Australia. Bellingham was chosen to supply and install its Unifloat concrete floating dock system, providing 17 superyacht berths and 20 berths for support tenders, in two stages.
The first stage—the Millennium Berths—was completed in time for the spectacular New Year celebration. The second stage—the Olympic Berths—was completed before the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Steel piles were used to moor the heavy-duty Unifloat concrete floating marina system and to accommodate the loads applied by the superyachts. UHMW pile slides are used in each of the pile guides.
To handle the extreme loadings exerted by superyachts on their moorings, a unique stake pile and chain system was driven into the seabed for the vessels’ bow lines. The mooring system was specially designed to handle the large lines of the world-class yachts expected to use the services of this purpose-built marina. The marina features sewage pump-out, electric and potable water services for each berth. The service pedestals were manufactured by Marine Technologies of Nerang, Queensland, and installed by Marina Electrical and Plumbing Pty. Ltd. Project managers were Tom Sims and Gary Charlwood of Bellingham Marine and Peter Whiteoak of the Waterways Authority.
From Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. Website: www.bellingham-marine.com. Unifloat is a registered trademark of Bellingham Marine.