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Beloved Florida Marina Reopens with Two-Year Waiting List for Slips

Naples City Dock joined the masses trading up their aging fixed docks to Unifloat concrete docks. The city’s decision to switch to floating was influenced by customer request.

Naples, Florida, USA  – A popular Naples landmark is debuting a radical facelift. The sought-after changes created such a buzz among boaters that there was a waiting list before the facility even opened.

Bellingham Marine, working with Kelly Brothers Marine Construction and Turrell Hall and Associates, finished reconstruction in March of this year.

“Hurricane Irma caused a delay on the delivery of the docks,” shared Todd Turrell, principal at Turrell Hall and Associates. “It turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the project because the docks were spared any possible damage, unlike many other structures in Naples.”

The marina, now whole again, boasts the best in modern marina design. A brightly painted dockmaster’s office, restroom/laundry facility and large gazebo each sit on a match-cast floating platform. The structures were built to withstand 170mph winds.

“A new high-speed fueling system together with many other improvements, such as FRP thru-rods, has made the new facility one of the finest municipal marinas in southwest Florida,” remarked Steve Ryder, Bellingham Marine manager of project development.

“The FRP rods are the new standard in the Unifloat docks. They are corrosion resistant and require almost zero maintenance, which our clients appreciate.”

The marina has the same number of slips that it had in its previous life, though they were built larger to meet local demand. Each slip has upgraded electricity with ground fault monitoring, potable water and advanced fire protection systems.

Slips range from 30 feet to 60 feet with an additional 430 feet of side-tie space providing moorage for boats up to 120 feet.

As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine specializes in floating dock, floating platform and floating wave attenuation systems for marinas worldwide. The company also produces dry storage systems for the upland storage of boats.

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