A Major Reconstruction of Pier 44 Marina
December 15, 2020
Pier 44 Marina has completed an extensive reconstruction resulting in a more accessible and aesthetically pleasing experience for their slip holders and the surrounding community.
Pier 44 Marina is just walking distance from Burton Chase Park and close by to LAX airport and Venice Beach in Marina Del Rey, CA. In addition to the renovation of the waterside marina, the property underwent a redevelopment of their landside attractions. Situated on the MDR Boardwalk, Pier 44 marina now offers a multitude of services and shops, including a retailer for boat parts, supplies and accessories. Locals can also enjoy waterfront shopping and dining as the new retail center features an outdoor plaza and patio seating. The property has an onsite yacht club and additional boater service offices.
Bellingham Marine spearheaded the waterside renovation which included a total replacement and redesign of the existing marina. The original layout consisted of 232 slips, while the redesigned marina now totals 141 slips, five end ties along with dinghy docks and transient slips. The updated marina features a land-side dry stack for boat storage along with a brand new jib crane. The marina’s upgrades include several amenities for boaters such a pump out station, boater restrooms with showers and laundry, 24-hour marina-controlled access gate and Wi-Fi.
The marina construction began in September 2018 and was completed under a single phase. Bellingham Marine’s state of the art floating dock systems showcase a customized aesthetic that is unique to Pier 44 Marina. The renovated docks feature a medium tone gray concrete with Ashler cut slate stamp deck. This process mimics the appearance of a stone walkway. The new docks feature wood walers and steel thru rods. To better meet ADA compliancy and federal guidelines for marina accessibility, Bellingham installed 80-foot pedestrian gangways. As an added safety benefit, the marina has a wireless color changing LED lights installed into each pedestal and power centers and is equipped with Nucore software system with available colors white, red, green or blue.
The marina was completed in November of 2020 and plans to open to boaters in early 2021. The redevelopment of Pier 44 Marina ensures it will remain waterfront destination that is more accessible to those visiting the harbor or those who call it home.