INNOVATIVE PHASING KEY TO SUCCESSFUL REBUILD OF YACHT CLUB
October 29, 2008
First built in 1953, Silver Gate Yacht Club located in San Diego, CA received final signoff on its $3 million dollar marina renovation Wednesday, October 22nd. The renovation, which included maintenance dredging as well as a complete rebuild of the Club’s marina, was completed in just under a year’s time. The Club hired world renowned marina builder, Bellingham Marine and leader in shoreline restoration, Anchor Environmental to lead the project.
“Bellingham Marine delivered the greatest value for longevity and an innovative phasing plan, which was the key to this successful project,” said the Club’s Commodore, David Lancaster. Bellingham Marine managed the project following a phased schedule. Sections of the marina were demolished then rebuilt in a consecutive manner allowing the Club to remain in full operation during the rebuild.
The completed marina features modern, barrier-free, floating concrete docks, a new concrete pile anchoring system and upgraded utilities. 147 double berth slips accommodate boats 25’ to 60’ in length. A dinghy dock located off the main walk features a hardwood finish and provides storage for members’ dinghies. Provisions for utilities, including power, water, and telephone are available at each slip. Also, on the docks is a new public announcement system.
The new marina provides guests of Silver Gate Yacht Club with barrier free access. An ADA compliant gangway and extra wide, stable docks exceed all ADA guidelines allowing persons to safely access the docks. Our club is committed to providing a barrier free facility, remarked Lancaster. “In 1960, we hosted our first Wheel Chair Regatta; today, our Regatta is the only event of its kind in the world.”
“In addition to universal access, low maintenance and the members’ ability to maintain the health of the docks in years to come was a top priority,” said Eric Noegel, Manager of Project Development for Bellingham Marine’s SW division.
The club’s landside facilities are also undergoing renovation. The new club house is in the design phase and expected to be completed early 2010.
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