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SUPERYACHT FACILITIES Vessels up to 300 feet (91.4m) can now moor up at Pier 66 Marina. Revamped Pier 66 boosts Florida megayacht slips Pier 66 Marina, a high-end facility at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was redeveloped last year with emphasis on megayacht facilities. Benefiting from the deep water of adjacent Port Everglades, the marina has a range of slips for 80 to 99 vessels and can accommodate yachts up to 300 feet (91.4m) during the South Florida yachting season. Docks have, however, been designed with flexible utilities so as to accommodate smaller vessels according to market demand. Coastal Systems International designed the marina redevelopment, its marine structures and the utilities infrastructure and completed the environmental permitting for the project in association with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department for Environmental Protection and Broward County. Key environmental issues addressed through the permitting process included the avoidance of impact to seagrass and water quality criteria compliance. Coastal Systems worked with ECO Building Solutions (the prime contractor), Marinetek North America (floating docks), Shoreline Foundation (marine contractor) and Serll Electric (electrical contractor). Concrete fixed docks were designed to moor the larger vessels along docks A and F within the basin and to avoid seagrass impact. Mooring hardware and fenders were specially designed for these larger docks in order to best accommodate the largest yachts. Floating docks, supplied by Marinetek North America, were designed for piers B and C within the marina basin to moor vessels between 50ft (15.24m) and 90ft (27.43m) in length. The pontoons were designed to avoid impact to seagrass within the existing marina fairway and design took wind, wave, tidal current and storm surge into account. The docks are wide and extremely stable with a high freeboard of 24in (0.6m) and finger piers are full length - up to 80ft (24.38m) long x 8ft (2.4m) wide. All floating docks are accessed via elegant arched gangways. Replacement bulkheads, totalling 2,600 feet (792.5m) of shoreline, were also designed throughout the marina. The bulkheads were coordinated with the landscape architect to provide a promenade along the waterfront, and the bulkheads along F Dock also provide mooring for vessels of 60ft (18.28m) to 90ft (27.43m). Coastal Systems worked with marina management to design and specify shore power pedestals to meet the requirements of the seasonal slip mixes yet also to provide three-phase power at 480V for the superyachts. The marina comprises fixed and floating docks. The latter were supplied by Marinetek North America, along with elegant arched gangways. - March/April 2015 33

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