FLOATING DOCKS HELP PROTECT BOATS FROM HURRICANE
February 1, 2004
When James Grady, general manager of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, assessed the damages from September’s Hurricane Isabel, he was pleased that the marina chose Bellingham Marine to replace its fixed wood docks earlier this year.
The boats protected by Unifloat® floating concrete docks sustained no damage. “Bellingham did an excellent job,” said Grady. “The boats were shielded from the heavy wave action caused by the hurricane.” The company manufactured, supplied and installed the docks as part of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club’s extensive refurbishment program. Bellingham also provided innovative gangways designed specifically to handle high tide events that create a positive slope for conventional gangways.
Situated on the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia, the marina offers 112 slips with full electrical and mechanical services. It has an impressive junior sailing program and is installing a 20′ x 200′ dock to accommodate it. A yachting club for power and sailing yacht owners features races, cruises and onshore parties. The exclusive club offers full service dining with a panoramic view of the water, year-round entertainment for adults and children, a state-of-the-art family fitness center, an array of racquet sports and outdoor pools.
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.