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Coffs Harbour Marina Reopens After Storm Leaves Marina in Tatters

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Thanks to an amazing team effort, Coffs Harbour International Marina expects to be back to full operating capacity this month. The marina suffered substantial damage when an east coast low passed over the region in June. Wild surf conditions caused … Continue reading

5 Fast Facts About Solar Powered Lighting

For small facilities where the logistic of bringing electricity to the dock isn’t feasible there is good news, your options for solar powered lights are improving. But don’t get your hopes up for running an entire marina’s lighting needs on … Continue reading

When it Pays for Your Marina to go Solar

The desire to pursue alternative energy sources is driven by several key motivators including economic savings, self-reliance and sustainability. If you have a marina located in a sunny region with upland property and are looking for ways to cut your operating … Continue reading

How to Create a Successful Future for your Marina

Planning for the long-term growth and financial success of your marina means predicting the future. This includes anticipating and budgeting for future investments in your marina’s infrastructure. Have you given much thought about what it will cost to replace the … Continue reading

Improve Access and Improve your Marina Customers’ Experience

Conscious design choices can enhance ease of accessibility within your marina. Learn 5 things that will promote universal access and guarantee a positive experience for all your customers.   A happy, satisfied customer can be a business’s best marketing tool. … Continue reading

Cut through the clutter: Learn what actions a marina can take that will have the greatest environmental impact

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A growing number of marina developers are looking to take an ecocentric (or environmentally conscious) approach to the design, construction and operation of their boat facility. This article reveals the environmental issues that are the biggest concern on a global … Continue reading

Make Sure your FRP Rods are Approved for Pontoon Use

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Not all composite products are created equal, and not all FRP rods are suitable for use in the construction of pontoons.   The FRP pontoon approved Thru-Rod from Pultron Composites is a highly specialized product. It was developed by Pultron … Continue reading

High Vacancy Rate? Unlock your Marina’s True Potential

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The owners of a marina in Richmond, California were challenged by an outdated, underutilized dock. They found themselves frequently turning away big boats. Their solution, reconfigure the dock they had to maximize slip revenue and create new revenue streams. Bellingham … Continue reading

One-of-a-Kind Rowing Dock for NE University

A case study in technical design and constructability of floating structures: Northeastern University boathouse ramp and crew dock   The most fascinating part about this small rowing pontoon and gangway built for Northeastern University in Boston, MA, are the challenges … Continue reading

New Boat Park Addresses Unique Site and Use Requirements

For the residents of Townsville, the process of taking their boat out for a day on the water was riddled with frustration. Long waits and lack of parking combined with the stress often associated with launching and retrieving a boat … Continue reading

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