MAJOR AUSTRALIAN PORT UPGRADES AND ADDS TO BERTHS
May 21, 2004
As the focal point of the tropical north in Queensland, Australia, Cairns Cityport marina is an important part of a AUS$ 39,000,000 project to enhance tourist facilities in the area. To upgrade the marina, the port authority chose Bellingham Marine Australia to design, manufacture and install its Unifloat concrete floating dock systems.
The final phase of the project was the addition of 95 slips, ranging in length from 36′ to 120′ to accommodate small cruisers, charters, reef tourist craft and mega and super yachts. The mix consists of 8 different arms and includes 34 slips for craft from 60′ to 100′ and 8 slips for vessels up to 120′. In addition to water, fire and single-phase power utilities, the marina offers phone and data lines, 200-amp electrical outlets and a floating fuel dock.
An arm dedicated for charter tourist vessels is also part of the system. In all, Bellingham installed 191 slips for the project. Cairns is one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations because of its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the nearby tropical rain forests.
Home to an international airport, Cairns boasts beautiful beaches and a host of 5-star restaurants, shops, galleries, night clubs and two new venues—the Reef Hotel Casino and the Cairns Convention Centre.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs floating dock systems and dry storage buildings for marinas and boat facilities worldwide.
Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com.