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2018 July August Marina World

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PONTOON/DOCK SYSTEMS & DECKING Proven ‘timber look’ decking rolls out for export Irish company Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has been well known for continuous product development since it first started out in business in 2002. Increasing demands of the marine industry and changing demographics have also spurred new thinking and the addition of extra products to its already expansive portfolio. One ICMS product, GRC (Timber Effect) decking, extensively used and tested on the company’s home market, is now being rolled out for export. The product attracted a significant amount of interest on the ICMS stand at Metstrade, Amsterdam last November. GRC is a glass fibre reinforced concrete decking product that has all the characteristics of concrete but the aesthetic appearance and appeal of wood. It was developed in response to market feedback that industry and consumers want the ‘look’ of wood but not the ‘rough’ texture. The product has been in use for the last 15 years in Ireland but only recently used in UK projects, e.g. Portland and Lilford, and more recently at the redeveloped marinas in St Helier, Jersey. Irish operators have been swift to sing the product’s praises. “We have been using GRC decking on ICMS pontoons since 2002,” says Michael Burke of Albert Lough Marina. “We find the added stability in the water is very noticeable compared to other forms of decking. The maintenance is negligible and one power-wash after approximately ten years brought the decking up as new. We would highly recommend GRC for any other marina operator.” Bernard Gallagher, managing director at Greystones Harbour Marina, installed GRC decking in the 200-berth marina in Greystones, County Wicklow, in 2012. He also “strongly recommends” it. “The decking still looks as new as day one and is completely unscathed despite GRC decking recently installed in St Helier, Jersey. some extreme weather conditions since completion,” he comments. “There is no slippage of any type to report and the added weight of the concrete decking means our marina has excellent stability properties.” GRC has an A1 (non-combustible) reaction to fire classification, which is vital in the marina environment and compares favourably to traditional timber structures. It has excellent antislip properties, especially after rain or when becoming wet, and is heavier than many other decking options thus providing a more stable pontoon. And, says ICMS, all boat users comment on this when walking on the pontoon. As GRC is built in Ireland, it is a much more cost effective purchase for European marinas than decking material coming from Asia or elsewhere, and, as it is an ICMS design, flexibility and customisation are in the mix. Currently, there are three options on finish: plain, stipple or timber effect. This gives the client alternatives when choosing an aesthetic for the marina and most colours are possible too. The Most Sophisticated & Comprehensive Marina & Boatyard Management System Available. Pacsoft’s fully-featured integrated software solutions can automate nearly all functions, simplify business life, streamline operations, improve control and accounting, but most importantly increase business intelligence. LEARN MORE AT Marina, Boatyard & Shipyard Management Software Solutions United Kingdom/Europe Richard Dowland +44 (0) 845 518 6272 United States of America Jay Walsh 770 - 686 - 6910 Head Office Chris Thomas +64 (9) 379 7260 - July/August 2018 35

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