Port Macquarie, on the NSW north coast, is a convenient overnight port of call of yachts and catamarans heading north to winter cruising grounds or the Whitsunday race weeks. It is ideally located on the edge of town and has a shopping centre within easy walking distance for reprovisioning, as well as an easily-accessible fuel dock.
In this release from Bellingham Marine, we learn that one arm of the marina has been replaced and a new arm created, adding to the berths on offer.
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia – 3 March 2017 – Bellingham Marine was contracted in May 2016 to retrofit Port Macquarie Marina’s existing C- arm with modern pontoons, services and technologies as well as build a new 14 berth arm, labelled D-arm.
D-arm was subject to a permitting process while C-arm was not. The replacement of the marina’s docks on C-arm was considered repair and maintenance. While works were underway on C-arm, the owners worked diligently to obtain the proper approvals for the new construction.
The consent was not forthcoming and C-arm works were soon completed. Expecting approval within nine weeks, Bellingham Marine had cast the pontoons for D-arm to allow a smooth transition of work from C-arm to D-arm. However, the material could not be delivered to site until the approvals were given.
Unable to confirm delivery dates for D-arm and storage at capacity at Bellingham Marine’s plant in Brisbane, Australia, Bellingham utilized the pontoons for another client. The approvals for D-arm eventually came through in late October. Bellingham quickly resumed work and was able to re-cast all pontoons and install just before Christmas.
Construction work was complete in six short weeks. Port Macquarie Marina was able to operate during the busy Australian summer season and the additional 14 berths provided a considerable increase in revenue for the marina. The owners have expressed their gratitude to Bellingham Marine for delivering a high quality product in such a short time frame and plan to continue redevelopment over the winter season.
Port Macquarie Marina is located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales in calm waters on the estuary of the Hastings River. The marina serves as a valuable stopover for transient vessels and can accommodate boats of most shapes and sizes, up to a maximum of 25m.
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.