STOCKTON MARINA SCHEDULED TO REOPEN
October 14, 2009
Construction of the new marina in downtown Stockton, California is complete and scheduled to open in November pending the City Council’s approval of an operator’s agreement.
The state-of-the-art marina located along the Stockton Channel features unique design, yacht moorage and space for permanent as well as visiting boaters. Six main piers – three side tie docks and 3 main arms accommodating boats from 50 feet to 80 feet – replace the city’s original marina, which was dilapidated and in needed of an overhaul. Bellingham Marine supplied the docks from their plant in Dixon, California.
A new promenade provides a natural link between the marina and nearby public destinations including a new sports arena and ballpark. Two, side tie docks on the north side of the basin, provide 878 feet of moorage for transient boats and offer easy access for individuals wishing to travel to local sporting events by water. A third transient dock, measuring 520 feet in length and located on the south side of the basin, provides direct access to shopping, local parks, and numerous other attractions including an outdoor amphitheater.
The marina features forty-eight 50’ slips, twelve 60’ slips, and six 80’ slips. Provisions for utilities including potable water, power, cable, and phone service are available at each slip. Potable water and power is available along the side tie docks. Restroom and shower facilities are provided on the south side of the basin.
In addition to modern concrete docks and numerous amenities, a unique fabric roof system installed over the marina’s 50 foot slips adds architectural style and provides shelter. The distinctive roof structure is mounted to the dock’s piling creating a few engineering challenges.
“Bellingham’s expertise in dock engineering and collaborative approach to design helped the project team overcome the challenges presented by the canopy’s stiffened pile system, providing the City of Stockton with the architectural look they wanted for their marina,” said David Mik, Project Manager for Power Engineering Contractors, Inc.
The result is a first class marina, for which the City of Stockton is proud. Believed to be one of California’s largest redevelopment projects, the new marina is part of a dramatic turnaround and revitalization of downtown Stockton, CA.
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