Lake Berryessa Markley Cove B Dock Replacement
April 20, 2022
Conveniently located between the oft-visited Napa Valley and the small town of Winters, CA, Markley Cove Marina is nestled into the southern shore of Lake Berryessa, considered by locals to be California’s “best kept secret”. Originally built in 1959, the family-owned Markley Cove Resort offers year-round recreation, with various types of boat rentals for visitors, as well as tenant slips for houseboats and smaller fishing boats.
Over time, B dock at Markley Cove had reached the end of its serviceable life and required replacement. Recently, Bellingham Marine replaced B dock consisting of a mainwalk with (76) 26-foot long slips, all covered by a metal roof. The steel truss floating dock system, which is common among lake marinas, was upgraded to a state-of-the-art concrete Unifloat® system, which provides a longer lifespan and added stability in comparison to the steel truss system. Plus, the modern rounded finger ends make leaving and returning to the slip stress free.
Bellingham Marine designed and built the dock system, designed and installed new electrical, and erected the new metal roof system which provides protection from the elements for boaters and their vessels. The metal roof covering the mainwalk and (76) 26-foot long slips was erected to cohesively match up to a portion of the existing roof structure that remained in place. While this was a challenge, BMI’s experience over the course of many projects allowed the team to successfully meet this challenge.
BMI installed all new electrical, which included the design, electrical installation, and new power centers. With the concrete dock system, the electrical system is encapsulated within the float, providing more protection from the elements and a clean, uncluttered appearance.
Another important feature is the cable and winch fairlead/anchoring system that BMI installed, allowing the marina operators to adjust the marina placement depending on the fluctuating water levels, which can vary significantly depending on the amount of rainfall.