CITY MARINA OFFERS COASTAL CAROLINA THE MEGA DOCK
February 12, 2004
In the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, USA, City Marina has added a new wave attenuator, which serves as a fuel and transient dock. Designed by Bellingham Marine, the new Unifloat® wave attenuator system, called The Mega Dock by the owner, is the premier dock in town.
After removing the existing steel frame wood deck dock system, Bellingham Marine installed a 6 metre x 457 metre combination Unifloat high freeboard megayacht and wave attenuator float system. The Mega Dock allows flexibility for the number and size of side-tie slips. It also protects the marina’s conventional slips from wind-driven waves and boat wake at the marina’s convenient Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway location.
City Marina’s attenuator system is composed of individual concrete float modules interconnected with a through-rod and waler system. Bellingham’s wave attenuators are individually designed to site specific conditions relative to wind, wave, wake and transmitted wave criteria. “We looked at a variety of different systems and found that Bellingham offered the best solution,” said Robbie Freeman, owner of City Marina.
The marina offers full facilities, including showers, laundry and cable TV. Filled with the aroma of coffee and cappuccino, City Marina’s Ships’ Store is stocked with everything needed to fill the galley. A shuttle takes visitors to the city to explore the history and charm of Charleston.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs floating dock systems and dry storage buildings for marinas and boat facilities worldwide.
Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com Email Bellingham Marine