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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

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

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

Bellingham Marine Teams up with other Washington State Companies to Find a Solution to Stop Erosion of Louisiana’s Shorelines

As you may be aware, Louisiana’s coastal landscape is washing away at an alarming rate; more than a football field is lost every hour to the Gulf. Home to half of the country’s oil refineries, miles of pipelines that serve … Continue reading

Advanced Berthing System in Long Beach Greets First Panamax Bulk Carrier

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The unique berth at D44 in Long Beach, California, designed in partnership by Seabulk, world leader in solutions for the marine bulk industry, and Bellingham Marine, world renowned marina builder, was developed in response to a need for an environmentally … Continue reading

Understanding Walers: what is a waler?

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Walers are structural beams mounted flush to the deck of the Unifloat concrete floating dock from Bellingham Marine. They attach to the float by long rods threaded at the ends. Called “through rods,” they span the width of the float … Continue reading

Not Your Grandfather’s Unifloat

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Typically on our blog I like to write technical or educational pieces that have an overall focus on marina design best practice, innovation and industry trends. I make a conscious effort to stay away from brand specific pieces as I … Continue reading

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