BELLINGHAM MARINE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF MARINA INNOVATIONS
November 20, 2007
Bellingham Marine, perhaps the most recognizable name in concrete flotation and marina design will soon celebrate 50 years of success. Known for its site specific marina design utilizing its Unifloat® concrete floating dock system, Bellingham Marine’s docks and marinas are easily recognized by boating enthusiasts and professionals around the world.
The first Unifloat® docks were introduced to the industry in the 1950’s. First at Marina del Rey in California and later at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, WA. The Unifloat® system revolutionized the industry and brought to the forefront the concept of concrete flotation. Although improvements too numerous to list have been made to the original Unifloat® design since its early days, the patented waler design is still considered by most experts to be the most reliable, low-cost, low-maintenance design for connecting float systems. Today, Unifloat® docks can be found in marinas throughout the world with more than 20 million square feet in service. From Australia, to Malaysia, to Europe, Japan, the United States, Mexico and Central America, Bellingham Marine continues to set the standard for floating dock systems.
The proven technology of the Unifloat® combined with Bellingham’s expertise in marina design has lead to a loyal following of marina professionals and boaters worldwide. “We approach each project as an opportunity to make it our best project,” said Everett Babbitt, President of Bellingham Marine. “We learn something from every project we take on. As we like to say, we are just completing our 50th year of Research & Development!”
From it’s beginnings in a small town just south of the Canadian border, Bellingham Marine has grown from a builders supply company manufacturing concrete docks into a comprehensive design/build marina construction company with nine manufacturing plants and a worldwide network of marina experts.
In 2008, Bellingham Marine will mark its 50th anniversary with the completion of the rebuild of Shilshole Bay Marina. Bellingham Marine supplied the docks for Shilshole when it was first built and was selected to supply the docks for its rebuild 50 years later. Festivities for Bellingham’s 50th Anniversary will include a series of industry sponsorships and promotional events scheduled throughout 2008.
As the world’s leading design/build marina construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas worldwide.
Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; ph. 360-676-2800, fax. 360-734-2417, email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Unifloat, Unideck and Unistack are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine.