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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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