Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Marina
December 15, 2021
Ventura Harbor is the heart of Southern California’s finest boating area, and within Ventura Harbor is Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Marina, the largest pleasure boat marina in Ventura Harbor. Bellingham Marine recently turned over the first phase of a project to renovate Ventura Isle Marina, including replacing a couple concrete docks from the 1970’s, and improving access.
The main marina access was reconfigured to provide an 80-foot ADA access gangway, with all existing utilities re-routed through it. The new security gates are sliding tempered glass doors at the main entrance, and swing doors at the secondary access points. A public access point for personal watercraft was also created for use of kayaks and paddleboards, an amenity for boaters and non-boaters alike.
Bellingham Marine is currently well into the final phase of the project, which will include reconfiguring portions of the marina to create a more viable slip mix. To cater to the larger vessels the marina sees in the marketplace, G and H docks will be combined to create more slips for larger boats. F dock will have a number of slips for boats under 36 feet long taken out, in order to add more slips that are designed to accommodate 40 to 50-foot-long boats.
This final phase will also include the addition of a large floating structure featuring a textured colored concrete surface, which will serve as a gathering area. The match-cast structure is post-tensioned, allowing each dock section to act as one solid unit, providing added stability and durability, ideal for a designated gathering space.
Bellingham Marine is well-versed in working with marina operators to minimize disruption by creating phased project plans to keep a minimum number of slips available to tenants and visitors. The final phase of this project is expected to be complete by the end of February 2022.