Giant breakwater floats at Provincetown
USA: The second phase of redevelopment at Provincetown Marina in Provincetown, Massachusetts has now been completed with the incorporation of a massive SF Marina Systems Type 600 floating breakwater.
The 20ft (6m) wide breakwater is over 650ft (198m) long and, at its deepest, has a 6ft (2m) draft. The system is moored on 30 and 36in (76 and 91cm) steel piles and has a freeboard of 25in (63cm). SF Marina delivered over 2,000ft (610m) of 14, 16 and 20ft (4, 5 and 6m) wide docks and floating breakwaters. Meeco Sullivan installed ipe timber decked fingers with matching SS bollards of 40-80ft (12-24m) lengths. The fingers are attached with an SS track system.
Provincetown Marina owners Chuck and Ann Lagasse requested a very high level of finish throughout, and amenities have been provided to create a top standard marina experience. Special features include grey colour matched piles from Boston Bridge and Steel, dockside pedestals from Marina Electrical Equipment and Keco in-slip pump-out connections. Custom-built deck plates with embossed marina logo ensure the docks have an uncluttered appearance.
The marina (see Cover Story in Marina World May/June 2017) provides berthing and services for permanent and transient vessels up to superyacht size.
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