OXNARD COMMUNITY EMBRACES TRUE MARINA LIFESTYLE
April 15, 2009
Located near Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, California the new exclusive residential development at Seabridge is a unique community that embraces the true marina lifestyle. Bellingham Marine was hired as the design/build contractor for the marina portion of the project.
The upscale development, built by DR Horton, encompasses two gated islands with beautiful homes surrounded by a system of canals spanned by two landmark bridges and a causeway. Public and private moorage facilities line the canals and are an integral part of this new community.
A 250-slip marina serves the public, and an additional 250 slips serve as private docks for home owners. The private moorage varies in design. Some have private gangways and others are reached by perimeter walkways from shared gangways. There is a combination of finger-slip berths and side tie moorage. All slips are supplied with utilities such as water and power. Private slips accommodate boats from small electric runabouts to 60-foot cruisers. The public marina offers additional slips for residents and non-residents with moorage for boats from 16 to 60 feet in length.
The docks at Seabridge are fully integrated into the development’s architecture and landscaping. A unique feature is the use of curved floats, which allows the marina to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. “The individual modules are shorter on the inside and longer on the outside of the curvature,” said Jim Puder, General Manager of Bellingham Marine. “The dock gets its round, arched appearance from the use of curved concrete forms. The walers were then formed to the concrete floats utilizing the structural rod construction. The walers and rods together act to hold the assembly in its curved configuration. Once in place the wood takes the curved shape permanently, much like the case of a piano.”
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.
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