AUSSIE MOTOR BOAT CLUB REFURBISHES MARINA
December 1, 2002
Presenting panoramic views of the Georges River from its uninterrupted waterfront, the St. George Motor Boat Club now offers even more state-of-the-art amenities to its members and guests. The Club, situated on the shores of Kogarah Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia, is now home to a Unifloat® floating dock marina designed and installed by Bellingham Marine.
The Club’s facilities now include 138 slips for boats ranging in size from 30′ to 50′, with two spots for 60′ craft and three more for 65′ boats. In addition to these changes, Bellingham removed the existing fixed jetty and replaced it with a Unifloat® skirted wave attenuator to provide a calm, protected boating environment, as well as additional berthing during the Club’s special events. The company also removed and replaced the racing control tower.
Dockside amenities and utilities, featuring service modules from Marine Technologies, include sewage pumpout, electricity, potable water, fire suppression and a fuel dock. A new “visitor’s pond” provides a marshalling area for boat racing events, a standby area for boat ramp users and spare 26′ inshore slips for wedding guests, visitors and restaurant patrons.
The St. George Motor Boat Club hosts races that draw competitors from all over Australia and overseas. The original clubhouse was opened in 1921, and additions and extensions have been made ever since, including a registered kilometer course for speed records.
During 2002, Kogarah Bay was closed to professional fishermen in order to encourage a rejuvenation of weed beds. As part of the initiative to rehabilitate the bay, seagrass beds were transplanted before dredging works and construction of the new marina were permitted to commence. The St. George Motor Boat Club regularly hosts parties and formal celebrations for weddings, presentations, family reunions, holiday celebrations and corporate functions.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs Unifloat® floating dock systems, Unideck® freshwater dock systems and Unistack® dry storage buildings for marinas and boat service facilities worldwide.