SAN DIEGO MARINA OFFERS WORLD CLASS SERVICES
September 22, 2006
Located on the western edge of Shelter Island and just minutes from downtown San Diego, California, the newly renovated Kona Kai Marina provides tenants and visitors to the area with a state-of-the-art marina and quality accommodations. Bellingham Marine was hired for the renovation based on their reputation in the industry and ability to meet the needs of this complex project.
The new marina features Bellingham’s Unifloat concrete floating docks. With 16” freeboard and 6’ – 8’ walkways, boarding and mooring vessels at Kona Kai is both easy and safe. All slips are fully serviced with utility provisions designed to meet today’s boaters’ needs. Power, phone, television, high speed internet, and pumpout services are available. The marina also provides slip concierge and catering services from its four-star Kona Kai Resort and Spa located on site.
The renovation at Kona Kai entailed a complete overhaul of the marina. Detailed planning and coordination were an absolute requirement. The goal was to remove the existing marina, which was in disrepair and absolutely full of boats, while causing as little disruption to the tenants and day to day operations as possible.
Bellingham Marine performed as a design/build contractor and provided assistance in the permit process. Work included demolition and disposal of the existing system; design, manufacture, and installation of the new concrete floating dock system; design and installation of utility systems; pile driving; and design and installation ADA accessible gangways. Where possible the existing marina components, such as power pedestals, piling and pile caps, were salvaged and reused.
The newly renovated marina has approximately 115,000 square feet of Unifloat docks, with 518 slips ranging in length from 30 to 200 feet. The new mega-yacht dock services yachts from 140’ to 200’ and can accommodate vessels up to 250’. Owner, Bill Short, was extremely happy with Bellingham’s execution. “Bellingham supplied a great design and a great project management team. Everything was on-time and on budget – that’s what owners want to see.”
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. Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; ph. 360-676-2800, fax. 360-734-2417, email. email@example.com
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