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WORLD NEWS Marina Park wins early awards USA: Newport Beach Marina Park in Newport Beach, California, has already won awards despite officially opening to the public as recently as December 2015. The American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Chapter recognised Marina Park with two ‘Project of the Year’ awards – one under its Airports & Ports category and the other in the Architectural Engineering sector. Newport Beach residents have long dreamed of a public space in the harbour that would bring together the beach, the park, boats and events. The new Marina Park accomplishes this with a 24,000ft² (2,230m²) sailing and community centre and a 23-slip marina for visiting boaters. Future plans also call for the construction of a new Girl Scout Leadership Center. The US million project was first conceived over 30 years ago. The City’s vision for the site was not, however, set in motion until 2013 and work did not commence until February 2014. Moffatt & Nichol was responsible for the seawall and marina docks design and also undertook dredging of over 36,000yd³ (27,524m³) of sand for beach replenishment. Bellingham Marine also had significant design input and manufactured and installed the marina system. The marina comprises two distinct areas – one for transient and day use and another for boating classes and storage of sailing dinghies. “We were able to tailor the design and construction of the docks to meet the unique use requirements and desired amenities in each specific area,” explained Eric Noegel, manager of project development for Bellingham Marine. The marina’s u-shaped basin includes 23 slips for visiting boats up to 55ft (16.8m) with dinghy storage on the docks and space for in-water mooring of small boats along the walkways. A 200ft (61m) long t-head provides sidetie mooring for boats above 60ft (18m) in length. A 3-ton jib is also on site for launching and retrieving small trailer boats. The west side of the marina is dedicated to instructional classes and for launching sailing dinghies and other small watercraft. This area is characterised by low freeboard docks, extra wide walkways and floating platforms to handle large groups and classes. Moffatt & Nichol project manager, Joseph Litchfield, attributes the project’s success to the cooperation of city staff, the contractors, construction management and designers who worked together for the common goal of creating a wonderful and unique destination. “The project team worked exceptionally well together, with everyone bringing their individual expertise to the table to solve the inevitable issues that would periodically arise,” he said. BoatUS celebrates 50 years USA: The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. When it was founded by Richard Schwartz in 1966, boaters could buy a new mid-sized cruiser for about ,000, outboard engines had just surpassed 100hp and recreational boating was growing on a large scale across America. Schwartz’s vision of offering representation, improving safety, providing quality services at competitive prices and saving boaters money was all rolled up into the “service, savings and representation” motto that remains at the core of the organisation today. Membership has climbed year on year and currently exceeds half a million, making it the largest organisation of recreational boaters in the USA. “BoatUS has always been there for boaters and always will be,” said BoatUS president Margaret Podlich. “Whether it’s helping boaters have a safe day on the water, ensuring that boating taxes go to boating programmes, offering competitive boat insurance coverage, or having the largest on water towing fleet in the nation, BoatUS is proudly the single source of exceptional service and savings. We’re steadfast in our commitment to protect boaters and their rights, making boating safe, more affordable and accessible.” www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2016 9

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