NEWEST MARINA IN SAN DIEGO CATERS TO YACHTS
January 26, 2009
Pushing to become the West coast’s top yachting destination, San Diego is home to a new marina catering to yachts up to 175 feet. The Wharf at Point Loma, the region’s newest premier yachting facility, features waterfront dining, shopping, a large outdoor event park, and 50 of San Diego’s largest boating slips. The marina is ideally located in the America’s Cup Harbor with direct access to the Pacific Ocean.
The new marina developed by a partnership between Driscoll Inc. and GB Capital Holdings, LLC. was designed and built by renowned marina builder Bellingham Marine. The new marina features slips 40 feet to 100 feet in length in a single slip configuration and end ties for yachts up to 175 feet. Designed with attention to architectural style and functionality the marina boasts state-of-the-art amenities. Slips are equipped with potable water, power, sewage pump-out connections, telephone and cable TV access. 100A/208V, three phase power is supplied to end ties and 100 foot slips. A keyless security gate at the top of the gangway provides secured access.
Attention to detail and thoughtful planning are evident throughout the property. Two Timber framed buildings sit upland and a powder coated arched aluminum gangway greets guests as they enter the marina. Special attention was also given to the overall function of the facility. 40 foot and 45 foot slips are equipped with mini-frame connections. Bellingham Marine’s mini-frame design was utilized on a portion of the slips in lieu of the traditional triangle-frame connection to provide larger and wider boats a usable option for docking stern first remarked Bellingham Marine’s Manager of Project Development, Eric Noegel.
Having the boat stern first in the slip allows easier boarding since the transom is adjacent to the main walkway and the finger pier. It also places the boat’s connection outlets directly by the pedestal eliminating the hassle, and potential trip hazard, of having hoses and cords draped along the finger pier. “We utilized the Bellingham’s mini-frame design at Pier 32, in National City and have had a great response from our tenants,” said Eric Leslie, Director of Marina Operations at The Wharf.
San Diego is an ideal location for yachts because of its proximity to boat services, dining, shopping and entertainment. It’s also the first US port on the Pacific for yachts sailing from the South and the last for those traveling to Central and South America.
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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