MARTHA’S VINEYARD UPGRADES BOATING FACILITY
October 30, 2006
Located just seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the town of Menemsha, Massachusetts has a newly renovated docking facility. Small in comparison to most city marinas, the new Unifloat docks, supplied by Bellingham Marine, are a much welcomed addition to the island’s boating facilities.
The Unifloat system replaced an old wood walkway that had serviced the marina’s tenants for many years but was in disrepair. The new floating concrete walkway provides boaters with a secure and safe place to moor their vessels. Bellingham’s Unifloat system was the perfect solution for replacement of the old walkway with a low maintenance, highly durable, and cost effective alternative.
The new walkway is 210’ long by 9’ wide and doubles as a moorage point and public promenade. 13 slips are available accommodating boats up to 45’ in length. Slips have hook-ups for basic utilities including power and water – providing boaters with much desired amenities. The marina also offers fuel services and a local seafood restaurant is located at the beginning of the pier.
The Unifloat system is a modular system, allowing sections to be sub-assembled prior to installation. To minimize shipping cost, Menemsha’s new concrete floating walkway was towed to the island in two, 105’ lengths from the contractor’s facility in New Bedford, MA. On-site, the two sections were assembled and utility services were installed.
Great fishing and beautiful sunsets attract many visitors to Menemsha; however, there is more to be seen and enjoyed. The village of Menemsha reveals the true spirit of the island with antique shops, boutiques, and great seafood. If you are anticipating a trip to Martha’s Vineyard and are looking to stop in the town of Menemsha, be sure to call ahead to check slip availability. The new slips at the town marina are reserved for residents; however, they can be rented to transients when residents are not using them.
As the world’s leading marina design/build 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. email@example.com
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