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MARINAWORLD@20 hurricanes. All equipment therefore had to be refurbished with an extremely environmentally-conscious approach as the marina is in a sensitive location. Upon completion in 2015, the marina offered 78 berths for vessels up to 220ft (67m) although additional berths were anticipated. The rebuild incorporated Bellingham floating concrete docks and Eaton power pedestals and extensive facilities within an integrated resort. Completely refurbishing Birkenhead • Point Marina and its boardwalk in Drummoyne, Sydney Harbour, Australia became a product showcase for contractors Superior Jetties. The site is historic and this also meant designing carefully to sympathetically unite the old with the new. Superior installed 165 SuperElite five-sided concrete pontoons including a massive 66m (217ft) long x 6m (20ft) wide fuel wharf. Powder-coated gates, fuel shelters, gangways, pile and knee brackets and the innovative Edge II handrails were also integral to the plan. Modifications to the marina affected around 100 berths, adding 14 new superyacht berths up to 40m (131ft). Santa Barbara’s Marina One • regeneration project in Santa A 13 year project saw Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach, California entirely reconfigured with optimum slip sizes. Barbara, California, USA took the concept of phased rebuilding to another level. The US million rebuild was originally planned as ten phases over 20 years but the project was consolidated into eight phases over nine years. Marina One has 500 of the 1,139 slips in the City-owned marina and Bellingham Marine won contracts for all phases (three bid packages). The rebuild was ‘like for like’. Despite the fact that the marina opened back in 1975 with slips of 20-125ft (6-40m) the sizes were considered appropriate for the unique local market. This Finland’s best known marina, Itämeren Portti, was rebuilt in three phases, starting in 2013. avoided complex environmental permitting and very little new piling was needed. St Katharine Docks (SKD) • is the only marina in Central London, England, and has become a thriving waterside community within an area rich in historic heritage. All three marina basins were refurbished by early 2017 and berthing for vessels up to 40m (131ft) was included in the high-end new look. Site owners Blackstone Property awarded Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) the design and refurbishment contract in April 2015 and Poralu Marine was contracted to replace pontoons, Maricer to supply and install dockside utilities and Beadmans to manage the project. CNM managed the marina for three years after the regeneration was nearly complete. Update to 2020: Since February 2020 SKD has been managed, operated and branded by Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas. Chuck and Ann Lagasse revamped • Provincetown Marina in Cape Cod, Massachusetts by upgrading its dock system for boats up to 125ft (38m) and adding a floating breakwater for mooring up larger yachts. SF Marina created an 8ft (2.4m) deep, 900ft (274m) long, 20ft (6m) wide 36 - July/August 2020

MARINAWORLD@20 breakwater; one of the widest and deepest on the US east coast. SF also worked with Keeco Pumpout Systems on an under-deck pump-out that is flush with the deck surface. Finger piers with Marina Electrical Equipment dockside pedestals were added by Meeco- Sullivan. The project was completed in the summer of 2017. Embattled by rising maintenance • costs, the City of Long Beach, California, initiated a programme in 2005 to rebuild Alamitos Bay Marina – the largest marina in the USA. Just over 1,960 slips in seven different basins were up for replacement but, contrary to expectations due to the scope, timing of funding and environmental compliance issues, the project took 13 years to complete. To better suit more modern boating needs, berths were larger and the total number reduced to 1,655, ranging from 15-115ft (4.5-35m). Slips over 80ft (24m) were increased. Bellingham Marine won the design/build contract and installed concrete docks with rounded finger ends. Eaton replaced all electrical utilities and power pedestals. UK marina owner Premier Marinas • followed up a £5.8 million investment in a new boatyard and drystack at Swanwick Marina on the English south coast with an £8 million rebuild plan for the marina itself. A new floating pontoon system built by Walcon Marine increased berths from 274 to 333 for boats of 6-40m (20-131ft). All are accessed via a single central bridgehead. Phase one completed in spring 2019 and phase two started in late 2019. A food and beverage building is due to be finalised in 2021. In 2010/11, infrastructure at Marina Tel Aviv in Israel was replaced to make all 320 berths safer and smarter. Port Louis Marina on the Caribbean • island of Grenada was extended from 160 to 250 berths in 2019. Marina owner Camper & Nicholsons Marinas was prompted to make the investment to add greater flexibility to the berthing mix. Accommodating large catamarans was a significant priority. Marinetek, which built the original marina in 2009/10, added berths of 12-22m (39-72ft) on two new piers to meet Hurricane Category II criteria. In 2019, Adriatic Croatia International • Club (ACI) completely refurbished Marina Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula; one of the 22 marinas it operates from Umag in the far north of Croatia down south to Dubrovnik. Extensive investment was made in upland facilities and attractions, and a new floating marina system was installed by Marinetek in two separate basins that together offer 196 berths for vessels of an average length of 17m (56ft). Berthing for yachts up to 35m (115ft) is also available and even larger visiting vessels can be accommodated. A new quay wall was also built along the entire length of the marina, and a new breakwater, at 6m (20ft) in width, gives two-lane vehicle access. Once mostly swing moorings, Empire Marina Bobbin Head in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park near Sydney, Australia was redeveloped in 2008/09 with a 200-berth floating marina system. An entire revamp of East Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight, UK started when Health & Safety condemned its pontoons as dangerous. A new floating marina was completed in 2005 and significantly upgraded landside amenities soon followed. - July/August 2020 37

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