RUNAWAY BAY MARINA COMPLETES SECOND STAGE OF RENOVATION
December 11, 2009
Following several years of planning, Runaway Bay Marina, located along Queensland’s East Coast, in the heart of Australia’s Gold Coast, commenced stage two of a three stage renovation. The first stage was completed in 2007.
Bellingham Marine was chosen as the head contractor tasked with the job of demolishing three existing arms including piling and replacing them with two new arms featuring concrete floating docks with rounded finger ends and upgraded services.
The vision for the project was to create a user friendly facility with more open water space and larger slips. Wayne Priestley, Bellingham Marine Queensland Project Manager said, “with a growing trend these days to maximize profits and get as many berths in as possible, it’s a refreshing experience to find a client who’s vision is to install less berths, but make them larger to give their tenants more room. More room means a friendlier and safer environment.”
The marina now has 195 floating berths servicing vessels from 8m to 18m, plus 2 fixed 20m berths, a 50m long loading dock, and a 60m fuel jetty. New upgraded electrical services include an option for single or three phase power. In addition, the marina includes a dry storage facility with capacity for 280 boats, a shipyard with a 35 ton travel-lift, restaurants, laundromat, fuel, bait, and new and used boat sales.
“Bellingham was chosen because of their experience rebuilding older existing marinas as well as their leadership in the development of concrete pontoon systems. We are extremely pleased with the work that has been done at the marina and our tenants are thrilled about all the upgrades,” said Mike Harvey, Manager of Runaway Bay Marina.
“To their credit the project was completed ahead of time and on budget with nothing but accolades from us, our tenants, and locals for the professionalism displayed in the planning and execution of the project.”
As Australia’s leading marina design/build construction company, Bellingham Marine Australia produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas throughout Australasia.
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