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SPONSORED FEATURE: GOLDEN SPONSORED FEATURE: GOLDEN Boat Lifts and Marina Systems Having spent decades perfecting and innovating its products and services to meet the demands of clients throughout the world, Golden Manufacturing is now recognising a growing trend for the delivery of complete marina projects. As a company offering a mix of award-winning products and an attractive ‘slip/boat lift combination’, it is able to deliver a one-stop-package that generates a stronger bottom line for marina owners. Company founder, Bill Golden, believes that close attention to product detail and development, and forward thinking have been the “cornerstone” of Golden’s success and longevity. Golden manufactures a wide range of boat lifts that can be customised for any commercial application, and its aluminium and concrete floating dock systems are manufactured to the highest standards and built to fit site-specific needs in close collaboration with clients. It’s a tailored approach to delivering the optimum marina configuration. Golden companies Golden Manufacturing was founded in 1996 in Florida, USA and has its operations and manufacturing facility in North Fort Myers. Bill Golden, who has been in the aluminium dock and boat lift manufacturing business for over 40 years, brings a wealth of expertise to the company. Since 1996, Golden Manufacturing has been leading the way with new and innovative marine products, many of which have received industry accolades and awards. The product line-up includes a wide range of boat lifts to fit any application, concrete and aluminium floating dock systems, and a host of patented marine accessories. Golden’s undercover facility consists of approximately 46,000ft² (4,300m²) of manufacturing floor space and administrative offices and an additional building in excess of 12,000ft 2 (1,100m 2 ) is in progress. 18 All engineering, drafting and manufacturing is completed in-house. Golden doesn’t use sub-contractors. Manufacturing processes adhere to the strict policies and procedures under ISO 9001:2015 guidelines. Currently, Golden Manufacturing has over 80 staff members with responsibilities ranging from design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, administration, managerial, safety and quality assurance. All staff are vetted for their expertise and trained on a monthly basis in safety, new techniques, Six Sigma practices and ISO 9001:2015 guidelines and procedures. You can watch a company overview video here. Golden focus Golden has a network of over 600 distributors and clients throughout the USA, Canada and Australia, for example, and in many countries in the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. The company prides itself on its attentiveness to client needs, its accuracy and its relentless quest for client satisfaction. Golden has the flexibility and know-how to either act as a supplier Mouse = Link • Mouse + Button = Video demonstration Golden has a boat lift to suit a full range of boats and watercraft. The Four-Post Boat Lift, particularly well suited to commercial marina applications, is a durable option for coastal marinas. of marina components or to take on full marina projects. In many cases, clients will rely on Golden’s design and engineering expertise to create the initial design and configure the optimum dock and boat lift combination to meet the location’s market demand. Where turnkey services are required, Golden relies on local contractors as well as a team of US professionals to navigate projects to their successful completion. Golden has completed projects worldwide and is continuing to expand its footprint around the globe. “Golden has been manufacturing boat lifts, floating docks and many innovative marine related products for more than 40 years,” says Bill Golden. "Through our commitment to customer service, quality and innovation we continue to grow our global footprint. This has been the formula for our continued growth and success throughout the world. As we continue Golden worked closely with the owners of River Cove Marina in Miami, Florida to design a marina to maximise the boat count and boatlift capacities to meet the target market. River Cove Marina has 68 slips with boatlifts that can hold vessels that weigh up to 28,000lbs (13,000kg) and are as long as 45 feet (14m). The marina was completed in 2014 and has been at full occupancy with a waiting list since opening thus bringing in premium rates. - July/August 2020

SPONSORED FEATURE: GOLDEN Steelpoint Harbor Marina in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a 75,000ft² (7,000m²) project utilising Golden’s patented concrete floating dock system. This features a patented aluminium whaler system that allows for adjustable cleats, pile guides and finger piers. The Golden concrete system is much stronger, more flexible and has much longer life expectancy than conventional timber whaler systems. to expand, we take on new dealers globally who represent and support our efforts.” Golden products Just for marinas • Four-Post Boat Lifts Marina operators worldwide have turned to Golden’s Four-Post Boat Lifts for boat lift solutions. Engineered to withstand harsh saltwater conditions, they are manufactured using 6061 T6 marine grade aluminium. Hardware and cables are high quality 300 series stainless steel. • Elevator Lifts With Golden’s Elevator lifts, putting boats in impossible places is now possible! • Tornado Lifts The Tornado is a free-standing adjustable hydraulic lift that’s designed for freshwater and saltwater applications where shore power may be an issue or code regulations prevent piling or fixed structure lifts. • Aluminium Dock Systems Golden’s aluminium docks are designed and manufactured to suit each specific marina site. They have a life expectancy The Wharf Resort and Marina in Mahe, Seychelles is a 15,000ft² (1,400m²) megayacht marina, developed by the Golden team as a turnkey project in 2018. Golden used its 950 Double Track aluminium system with adjustable cleats and pile guides, and decked the docks with balua natural hardwood imported from Madagascar. A team from the USA was flown in to install the dock system and all utilities. of 35+ years and an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty. • Concrete Dock Systems Golden’s patented timber-free floatation system is made up of concrete decking, aluminium extruded whalers and polyethylene UV resistant floats. They have a life expectancy of more than 25 years. • Kayak Launch Developed and built by Golden, the Kayak Launch supports kayaks of up to 350lbs (159kg). The welded aluminium launch is extremely stable and features a brake winch. Grab rails are fitted for smooth boarding and exiting. • PWC Lifts PWC Lifts are built using 6061- T6 marine grade aluminium with 300 series stainless steel hardware and cables. They are available in single, two and four post configurations. • Floating Dock Lifts This innovative dock lift system is a convenient, attractive and environmentally sensitive addition to any dock. All systems have a fully integrated Golden Boat Lift with Golden Sea-Drives. No pilings? No problem. A Golden Elevator Lift can keep boats in excess of 24,000lbs (11,000kg) safely above the water and easily accessible. SPONSORED FEATURE: GOLDEN - July/August 2020 19

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