Norton will work to increase emphasis and enforcement of electrical safety in marinas.
Jacksonville, FL, USA – 11 October 2017 – Cliff Norton, General Manager of Bellingham Marine’s Utilities Division, has been appointed to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Code Panel #7. The panel will be working on the upcoming 2020 version of the National Electric Code (NEC). Norton represents the marine industry and helps to provide input for new code language concerning floating buildings, marinas and boatyards.
The purpose of the NEC is to safeguard persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. Norton previously served as a panel member on an NFPA project that developed measures for preventing Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) around marinas. Norton is a respected voice in the marine industry. He publishes articles and conducts training sessions on the topic of proper marina electrical design and maintenance.
Local production drives down costs and gives boost to local economy. Bellingham’s decision to move production to Nadi is a win-win for the island nation and local developers.
Nadi, Fiji – 18 September 2017 – The island nation of Fiji is thriving in its seventh straight year of economic growth. From textiles to sugar, one of Fiji’s fastest growing sectors is manufacturing. Now expanding into pontoon manufacturing in Fiji with the announcement of the partnership between Bellingham Marine and Marine Structures and Consultancy (MSC) Limited.
Two of the country’s best-known marine service operators, Hall Dredging and Bob Oldham recently took control of MSC. Both have worked on Bellingham projects over the years and maintain an excellent working relationship with Bellingham Marine New Zealand (BMNZ). Continue Reading…
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.
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…