NEW MARINA OPENS ALONG ALABAMA’S GULF COAST
October 19, 2006
Known for its emerald waters and white sand beaches, Gulf Shores, Alabama is home to a new marina. Built by Bellingham Marine and situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, Homeport Marina has become a haven for deep sea fishers and recreational boaters. The marina provides residents along Alabama’s Premier Gulf Coast with a protected basin and direct access to the deep waters of the gulf.
Designed and built by Bellingham Marine, Homeport Marina offers 76 wet slips featuring Bellingham’s Unifloat system, transient dockage for boaters visiting the area, and public fuel services. Diesel and gas pumps are installed on a 130 foot floating concrete dock and are easily accessible by boaters traveling along the Intracoastal Waterway. Other amenities include single and multi-phase power, cable, wireless internet, 24 hour security, and pump-out facilities.
In its first year of operation, Homeport Marina provided refuge for boaters from the hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in 2005. Even before completion, boaters flocked to the marina to seek protection from Hurricane Dennis filling the marina to capacity. Hurricane Katrina brought strong winds, flood waters and debris; however, the protected basin and well-engineered docking system proved to be a safe evacuation point for boaters. Mac McAleer, owner of Homeport Marina, is pleased with the performance of his new marina and his tenants are equally happy. “For many of our customers there was comfort in knowing they had slips reserved for this hurricane season at Homeport Marina.”
Homeport Marina is also home to Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s Restaurant, a local hot spot where locals and visitors alike are greeted with true southern hospitality. Lulu’s serves up delicious food and live entertainment every night. Future shore side development is planned which will be built on the property overlooking the marina.
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.>br>
Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; www.bellingham-marine.com.
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