The Renovation of Neptune Marina at a Glance
October 21, 2020
Bellingham Marine has completed a redevelopment project at Neptune Marina; marking a project built for the future of local boaters and guests while maintaining the character of the historic waterfront for generations to come.
Bellingham Marine has just completed a redevelopment project at Neptune Marina, located on the coast of Southern California in Marina Del Rey. The harbor is known as America’s largest man-made small craft port and is home to over 4,600 boat slips in 22 separate anchorages. Neptune Marina is owned by Greystar Real Estate Partners and accompanies a brand new 526-unit waterfront apartment community situated in Basin B of the harbor. The marina provides boat slips for the connecting apartments as well as transient slips on behalf of Los Angeles County, providing public access to the adjacent hotel.
The Neptune Marina design and rebuild project began in 2015 and through an arduous permitting process was completed in a single phase in 2020. The project replaced an aging marina system composed of concrete piles and wooden docks with a state-of-the-art floating concrete dock system. The new Bellingham Marine infrastructure features prestressed concrete guide piles, timber walers, fiberglass thru-rods and rounded finger ends. The walers are capped with a protective composite deck that seamlessly transitions to planking at adjacent triangle frames for an integrated, modern look.
The marina was originally developed in the mid-1960s and the layout included 182 slips, while the redesigned marina now totals 161 slips and thirteen end ties ranging from 24 feet to 40 lineal feet. The reduction of slips relates to compliance with the California Department of Boating and Waterways as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. To further meet the federal standards for marina accessibility, Bellingham Marine installed a 4-foot-wide aluminum gangway ramp with a slip-resistant walking surface. Bellingham self-performed the design, permitting, demolition, pile-driving, electrical, fire suppression and potable water systems throughout the project. This strategy not only ensured consistency in quality and aesthetics, but ultimately provided the greatest value to Greystar.
After a complete renovation, the construction at Neptune Marina was completed in early 2020 and is currently open and operating. The marina marks a project built for the future of local boaters and guests while maintaining the character of the historic waterfront for generations to come.