RHODE ISLAND MARINA IS SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED
October 15, 2003
Overlooking Narragansett Bay, the Greenwich Bay Marina in Warwick, Rhode Island, recently completed the installation of a Unifloat® wave attenuator and a Unifloat® dock system. The exceptional quality of the Unifloat system from Bellingham Marine complements the extensive upland improvements of the marina.
Bellingham Marine’s Northeast Division coordinated the design and built the 21,961-square foot Unifloat concrete floating wave attenuator. It provides wave protection for the marina’s expansion, which extended beyond the existing rubble-mound breakwater and wooden wave fence system. It also set the marina’s perimeter limits. The attenuator was specifically designed for Greenwich Bay Marina’s site conditions regarding wind, wave, boat wake and the owner’s transmitted wave criteria.
Bellingham’s Unifloat wave attenuator system reduces the wave action entering a marina basin, creates additional mooring areas and permits tidal flow, thereby enhancing the marine ecology of the marina. Bellingham Marine also replaced the marina’s outdated wooden floating docks with its Unifloat floating concrete system. The Unifloat system is stable and won’t rot, burn, splinter, corrode or rattle.
Greenwich Bay Marina has 500 slips and features a restaurant, pool, spa-like bathroom facility and a new laundry area with lounge. The full-service marina provides inside, outside and wet storage, as well as boat hauling up to 60 tons. Lee Raymond, Greenwich Bay Marina’s owner, was pleased with the results. “Bellingham offers the best product on the market,” he said. “They delivered on time and provided exactly what we needed. It was a very good experience.”
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs Unifloat® floating dock systems, Unideck® fresh water systems and Unistack® dry storage buildings.
Contact Bellingham Marine, PO Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com.