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MARINA REFURBISHMENT Best transformation: Motuoapa Marina, Lake Taupo, New Zealand Lake Taupo is the crater of an ancient volcano. Like much of New Zealand, it is beautiful, raw and remote. The original marina was home-built by vacationers and locals on weekends 50 to 60 years ago. Simple fixed wood-docks rimmed the perimeter. The old marina was much loved but was dilapidated and lacked basic services: no water, no electricity, no lighting and no security. The brackish, semi-enclosed basin was obstructed by a large island that took up much of the potential berthing space. The remarkable transformation removed the island and installed a modern, 162- berth marina with 1,500m² (16,146ft²) of dockage. The marina opened in 2017 and includes an aeration and circulation system that keeps the lake pristine. Best trendsetting rebuild: Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Middle Brighton, VIC, Australia Royal Brighton took a bold step forward, replacing its time-honoured fixed-pier docks with floating pontoons and a floating wave attenuator at a time when it was still considered an unproven concept in Australia. The 2003-2005 rebuild by Bellingham Marine Australia forever demonstrated the many benefits of floating pontoons and the durability and effectiveness of floating concrete wave attenuators. After Royal Brighton, the floating pontoon/ attenuator combination was the paradigm for the rest of Australia and New Zealand. Best environmentally-focused rebuild: Sun Harbor Marina, San Diego, CA, USA Sun Harbor Marina embodies ecology in harmony with nature and is the first LEED Certified marina in the world. Upland buildings incorporate sustainable materials such as fastgrowing bamboo for flooring and ground recycled vehicle tyres for insulation. The owner believed timber docks would be best for the ecology, but once she learned floating concrete docks act as artificial reef habitats for marine life she was happy to install them. Bellingham Marine created custom decking to her specifications with an undulating wave pattern. The pattern is echoed in the curved buildings and pathways on land. Energy-efficient buildings maximise natural light and distribute cooling breezes to save energy. Fastest rebuild: Ocean Reef Club Marina, Key Largo, FL, USA The rebuild began with the demolition of the fixed concrete docks (right) at Ocean Reef Club. We all know the story. The marina signs a contract for a six-month rebuild with completion scheduled on a certain date. Then environmental and building permits are stalled and everything on the schedule moves to the right. This story, however, has a different ending. The unexpected delays at Ocean Reef Club Marina left only a 90-day construction window. Although the rebuild included demolishing and removing a fixed concrete dock system and the installation of new pilings, new utilities and new docks, it was all delivered on time, on budget and in time for the start of Ocean Reef’s high boating season. Considering the scope and complexity of the work, this project is Bellingham’s fastest rebuild. Best shipyard: Lauderdale Marine Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Forget the typical industrial image of a shipyard, Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) is something new and different. The marina and the rest of the campus is aesthetically styled with premium accents and first-quality materials and seems more like a resort. The facility has the ambiance of a five-star marina. LMC upgraded the dock system from an average slip size of 45ft (14m) to 90ft (27m), added 480V electrical power and installed a large multiuse floating platform. The artfully styled platform has a checkerboard deck and is a social gathering spot that brings tenants, craftsmen and boat crews together at the end of the day. Marine services are so comprehensive LMC is considered a onestop shop. www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2019 37

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