CARRABELLE BOAT CLUB PROVIDES STATE-OF-THE-ART BOA
November 28, 2006
Known for its great fishing, beautiful coastline, and laidback lifestyle, Carrabelle, FL now has one more thing to boast about. Nestled in a protected basin along Florida’s coastal panhandle, the Carrabelle Boat Club designed and built by Bellingham Marine, provides boaters with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico as well as a secure place to store their vessels.
Bellingham Marine designed and managed construction of the Unistack facility, plus designed and installed the Unifloat staging docks. Bellingham delivered a state-of-the-art facility. “They were outstanding and are the only contractor we’ll work with for marina related construction,” stated Frank Donohue, Director of Operations for Dream Harbors.
Designed with three aisles, the Unistack building at Carrabelle combines the best in modern security with the utility of dry storage. It has 285 dry racks and can accommodate boats from 40’ in length to 25’ in length and 16’ in height. Boats are retrieved from the racks via two Wiggins Bull Lifts. The Wiggins Lifts were custom designed to ensure the turning radius of the lifts were equal to that of the aisles.
The racks at Carrabelle Boat Club are being sold under a condominium arrangement. According to Dream Harbors, a condo arrangement was the only viable solution that made financial sense given the high cost of constructing any new marina facility in the state of Florida. So far, the club has seen great success with 90 racks already sold. The 40’ and 25’ – 30’ were the first to go with the mid-sized racks making up the majority of those remaining.
Rack owners enjoy a handsome clubhouse, a full range of amenities, a guaranteed life time of direct water access, the potential to build equity, and the chance to avoid ever increasing rental rates. Members have unlimited in and out service and can call ahead to have their boats fueled up and waiting for them. Other services offered by the club include boat detailing, engine flushing, light maintenance and winter season care.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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