BELLINGHAM CONTRACTS TO FINISH NEWPORT MARINA
October 1, 2002
As one of Southern California’s most vibrant recreation and entertainment centers, Newport Beach is known worldwide for beautiful beaches, a picturesque coastline and countless leisure activities. Soon, it will boast one of the finest marinas on the West Coast as well.
Bellingham Marine has signed a contract to complete the floating dock system at The Balboa Bay Club Marina, part of The Balboa Bay Club Resort and Spa. The existing Dock A will be removed and replaced with 16 new concrete slips from 86′ to 98′ in length. When it’s finished, the marina will be home to a total of 144 of Bellingham’s Unifloat slips, ranging from 25′ to 100′.
This is a turnkey job for Bellingham, including electrical and fire utilities, potable water, two aluminum gangways, steel piling, all permits, a floating harbormaster building, a swim platform and walkway lighting. Because the megayachts dock bow-first, power pedestals are located halfway down each finger for craft with power connections located in the stern.
The Balboa Bay Club Marina also offers small boat dry storage, plus kayak and canoe racks. The kayaks can be rented by the hour on the beach. During the summer, electric boats are available for bay cruises. The Club also arranges yacht charters for harbor or weekend cruises. Since 1948, The Balboa Bay Club has provided many of the pleasures of life to its membership, which has included everyone from presidents to celebrities to corporate officials. Although small enough to be personally attentive, the Club strives to provide excellent dining, exciting entertainment and some of the finest temporary or permanent living accommodations.
The opening of a new clubhouse recently marked the end of the first phase of a 28-month, $55 million project scheduled for completion in Spring of 2003. The Balboa Bay Club Resort and Spa is only minutes from world-class shopping and the University of California Irvine campus. Disneyland is easily accessible, and the dramatic, ascending landscape of the coast enables many restaurants not located on the water to provide guests with panoramic views of Newport Beach’s seascape.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs Unifloat® floating dock systems, Unideck® fresh water systems and Unistack® dry storage buildings.
Contact Bellingham Marine, PO Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com.