Marina Articles

A CONVERSATION ABOUT WAVE ATTENUATORS

1 Apr, 2017

  Floating   wave   attenuators are a recurring subject in Marina Dock Age. Jack Cox wrote about them in “Revisiting Marina Design Standards” in the January/February 2017 issue. This month we present a wide-rangi...[Read More]

DON'T MISS THE BOAT: THE SMALL WATERCRAFT TREND

1 Mar, 2017

To many in our communities, the local marina is as distant and forbidding as Area 51. From the outside looking   in they see security fences and locked gates. The unintended message is, “The water is for the privileged few.” That ...[Read More]

THREE TALES FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW

12 Jan, 2017

Hurricanes are dramatic. Each marina in the path of the storm has a different story to tell, and these help us learn about engineering, design, preparadness and planning. In the December issue, the Marina Dock Age report about damage from the storm hig...[Read More]

RANDY SHORT ADDRESSES BUILDING MARINAS, THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY AND GROWING BOATING

15 Dec, 2016

We are approaching a turning point as an industry. To put a round number on it, the modern marina industry is about 50 years old, a half century of explosive growth in which the number of marinas and slips parallels the growth in boat ownership.  ...[Read More]

MULTI-YEAR PHASING PLAN REGENERATES SANTA BARBARA MARINA

4 Nov, 2016

Large rebuilding projects are usually done in phases, but Santa Barbara’s Marina One Replacement Project takes this simple concept to an all new level. The $14 million rebuild was originally planned in ten phases over 20 years, but as financial an...[Read More]

INNOVATIVE DOCK IS MIAMI BOAT SHOW'S NEW HOME ON THE WATER

15 Jul, 2016

With characteristic South Florida flair, the Miami Boat Show celebrates America’s love of boating every year in February. The show has been produced by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) since the 1940s and has been held at ...[Read More]

AUSTRALIA'S NEW MARINA COMMUNITIES BROADEN BOATING DOWN UNDER

8 Jul, 2016

Following decades of planning two spectacular waterfront communities 1,000 km apart recently opened in Australia. Wyndham Harbour and Trinity Point are bold in scope and vision. Creating “something out of nothing” marina developments requires ...[Read More]

MARINA ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT - HOW ARE WE DOING

15 May, 2016

Here’s a question. Is it better for the marine environment to (A) build a marina basin with a concrete floatingdock marina, or (B) leave the bay, riverside or estuary with no development at all? Years ago the answer was obviously (B). No longer. &ld...[Read More]

ADAPTING AN EXISTING MARINA TO ACCOMMODATE SUPERYACHTS

6 May, 2016

Odds are good that marketing conditions that existed when your marina was built have changed. You may have a “problem child,” a section of the marina that is underperforming. Or, you may suspect there is an opportunity you could capture if you...[Read More]

WILL YOUR MARINA WEATHER THE STORM? AN INTERVIEW WITH MARINA DESIGN ENGINEER WILLIAM J. HUFFMAN, JR. PE

1 Apr, 2016

Bill Huffman’s remarkable 37- year career as a marine structural engineer encompasses some of the bestknown and most elite marinas in the Northeast, Southeast, Gulf Coast and Caribbean. His years of experience in the field give him a broad perspecti...[Read More]

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