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2018 September October Marina World

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Hazelett Marine

Hazelett Marine Conservation Elastic Mooring Systems For Yachts and Docks 15 135 Palmer West Lakeshore Court Suite Drive, 212 APO Box 600 South Colchester, Burlington, Vermont 05446-0600 Vermont, EMAIL: 05403 Office: TELEPHONE: 802 (802) 399 2627 863-6376 Email: FAX: (802) 863-1523

PONTOONS & BREAKWATERS Protecting marina systems on the US East Coast SF Marina installed its first marina in the USA in 1983 at the oldest yacht club in New England – Boston Yacht Club (BYC), Marblehead. This prestigious entry into a new market for the Swedish company and the establishment of SF Marina Systems USA (headquartered in Gloucester, VA) combined to kick start a burgeoning business on the eastern seaboard. Boston Yacht Club turned to SF once again this year for an upgrade to its main concrete floating docks. They work hard. “The dock system is exposed to the relentless nor’easter storms that constantly impact the system,” says SF Marina USA sales and marketing manager Mason Sears. “The location is rough in the winter and Boston Yacht Club is the only facility in the harbour that can leave its docks in the water year round.” SF installed 16ft (4.8m) wide type 1050 concrete pontoons to enhance fuel dock and launch dock facilities at BYC, and also turned its attention to a breakwater order for Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) in Bourn. Another returning customer, MMA also has to cope with a very exposed site. Reagan Construction contracted SF to supply a type 400 floating breakwater moored on 3ft (1m) steel piles to protect its existing dock systems from waves in excess of 6ft (1.8m) high. The recent Massachusett’s deliveries also included a 10ft (3m) wide floating breakwater for Hyannis Yacht Club in Hyannis, and BW500 and BW600 breakwater units and type 1200 concrete pontoons for the rebuild of Provincetown Marina. SF worked with Meeco Sullivan on the finger pontoons for the latter project. The resulting Provincetown breakwater, shaped like an elbow extending from the pier, has added The SF breakwater at Provincetown Marina is shaped like an elbow. approximately 2,000 linear feet (610m) and 4,000 linear feet (1,219m) off the pier. It runs parallel with an existing breakwater and looks like a promenade. The BW600 is the widest off-the-shelf floating breakwater that can be built in Sweden and shipped to the USA. New York and New Jersey Port Liberte Home Owners Association took final delivery in 2017 of a 13ft (4m) floating breakwater moored on 30in (76cm) piles. Installed by Sound Marine, the two 118ft (36m) sections protect the man-made harbour and entrance. The breakwater was successful in calming the waves and interior marina motion from a fetch that stretches out under the Verrazano Bridge to the Long Island Sound. Rhode Island highlights Rhode Island marinas also weighed in with orders for the 2017/18 season – to protect an expansive seaside resort and provide docks for the Volvo Ocean Race. Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina (formerly Hyatt Marina) has a 22-slip marina for transient vessels that can accommodate yachts up to 125ft (38m) in average water depths of 20ft (6m). This year the marina was offered extra protection courtesy of an SF400 floating breakwater with a 30in (76cm) freeboard for megayacht berthing, a 7in (178mm) freeboard sport ramp and angled fingers. Expected transient visitors to Fort Adams Newport (Sail Newport) in Fort Adams State Park for the 2018 Volvo Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina now has a generously sized SF400 floating breakwater. - September/October 2018 37

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