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2017 May June Marina World

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Low maintenance docks free Scouts from clean-up chores Camp Raven Knob in Mt Airy, North Carolina is the home camp for the Old Hickory Council, BSA. Since 1954, Scouts have been visiting the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy mountain lakes, hiking, campfires, and more. Camp Raven Knob reached out to Waterside Docks & Piers, Inc. of Mooresville, North Carolina in search of a long-term structure that would handle water levels of average to flood conditions, not to mention low maintenance materials for long term and easy cleaning. With the professional guidance of Waterside Docks & Pier, the Camp opted for heavy-duty hot dipped galvanised frames resting on galvanised girders with Titan plastic decking. The Titan decking is very low maintenance and has minimal uplift when flooded. It also has an easy to clean surface that makes clean-up after the camp’s waterfowl friends a breeze! PONTOONS/DOCKS & DECKING The new docks at Camp Raven Knob will prove a long term solution to flooding problems. Gold Coast super-dock boost Working in conjunction with Gold Coast City Marina (GCCM), Superior Jetties is putting the finishing touches to a new refit facility based at the Coomera River, Queensland, site. Completion of the project will be the first step towards welcoming more superyacht sized vessels to the precinct. The 100m (328ft) long multifaceted facility incorporates Superior Jetties’ Elite marina system and 50m (164ft) long Super Elite all-concrete fingers, and has been designed with a 600mm (24in) freeboard. Superior is practised at delivering turnkey products for a diverse range of needs. “This project was no different,” said Superior CEO John Hogan. There were many tailor-made elements. “The custom made heavy duty gangway has been purpose built to accommodate access machinery such as forklifts and small vehicles,” he confirmed. “The gangway’s innovative design allows an increased flexibility for onsite marine trades to carry out on-water refit works or the loading of supplies.” The facility also has provision for on-water storage pods to be added at a later date. Steve Sammes, GCCM general manager, said the marina had worked with Superior Jetties on a number of projects over the years and was delighted to collaborate again during the expansion. He praised the Gold Coast-based Superior team for “seamless delivery”. “We are all about Gold Coast businesses helping Gold Coast businesses and this project is one such example,” Sammes noted. “Our superyacht berths will offer easy access and cater for vessels over the marinas 250 tonne lift limitation,” he said. Colin Bransgrove, executive officer of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) also commented on the project, saying that the MIA fully supports projects that enhance marine industry growth. “With a growing need to accommodate larger vessels comes a demand for associated quality berthing,” he emphasised. “The development of the superyacht facility at the GCCM site brings many positives, with the development fuelling local industries, contractors and boosting the Gold Coast’s economy.” The new refit facility at GCCM incorporates many customised elements. - May/June 2017 43

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