Liberty Landing Marina
Meets Unbelievable Challenges
with Amazing Spirit
Although the marina business rides on recreation, having fun on the water, the business of marinas is about how to make that effortless and authentic for boaters. Many marinas do this well, but few can compare to Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey. It’s also rare that a marina is challenged on a historic level to meet the needs of its country, and this marina has quite a story to tell. Liberty Landing exemplifies customer service expertise and business acumen on a unique level, and it has risen to some challenges that most marinas could never imagine.
The marina has many upland facilities, including bathhouses and boater lounge, and a 40,000-square-foot building with restaurants, boat brokerage and marine store.
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When marina owners and operators consider the growing range of decking options available for floating or fixed docks, it can be difficult to weigh the alternatives. Whether the marina is slated to re-deck its existing docks, or is installing an entirely new dock system, spending time to properly research a facility’s surfacing needs and expectations can be the difference between choosing a well-performing dock system and a costly product test.
Marine Travelift introduces the 85 BFMII mobile boat hoist designed with new technology while retaining traditional durability. New to this lift is a remote diagnostic component allowing access to onboard diagnostics from smartphones and laptops making offsite trouble-shooting convenient. Also included is an intelligent load readout system that addresses engine performance, systematic control, and real-time measurements of general machine operations. A wireless remote control displays the digital load readout. 85 BGMII also includes the PPG Polysiloxane Paint System and industrial tires to increase the durability and longevity of the lift.
Slammer Marine offers integrated fenders that attach directly to docks to protect both boats and docks from collision and rub damage. The Slammer™ fender system is a resilient, low absorption foam core covered in replaceable PVCcoated fabric that installs onto a hidden track system. The fenders do not move like traditional boat fenders, ensuring constant and consistent protection.
The Lamor Corporation introduced the Marine Oil Spill Sweeper LMOS 15 Speed Skimming System. The vessel mounted oil spill recovery system processes entire oil slicks using a 25-meter sweeping width. The multi-barrier system creates hydrodynamic currents that concentrate the oil in a recovery channel where it is then pushed to a skimmer and pump located at the apex of the sweeper. A bottom net reduces water flow allowing the oil to concentrate before it can leave the skimmer. The system can be deployed from just one vessel.
SlipShare is a new free app that allows marinas to create a profile and share real-time slip availability, and allows boaters to reserve those slips in real-time. It uses a proprietary dashboard where marinas update information on their amenities and pricing, and share photos. SlipShare said it gives marinas the ability to “turn on the vacancy sign” for transient boaters to see open slips. It can be managed from any computer or smartphone. The app carries a catalog of more than 4,500 marinas nationwide. SlipShare is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and on the web
Penn Air Solar has introduced Sun-Cleat, a new solar powered lighted cleat. Available in eight or twelve inches, the cleats remain charged for up to 40 hours with just six to eight hours of sunlight, and they come on automatically as skies darken. Each cleat is made of an aluminum alloy with corrosion resistance coating, and the lenses are a shatter resistant polycarbonate. The lights come in amber, green, red or white.
SLURPITS are new living biofilters designed to absorb oil, toxins and pollutants from docks and drains. A patented biofilm of more than 50 organisms eat oil, cellulose gas and pesticides, and once the pollutants are digested the Slurpit can be recycled so it can be used again. Each Slurpit can absorb about a gallon of oil at a time. They can be placed around fuel docks, in each slip, or anywhere else there is a potential for non-point pollutants. The company also makes Slurpits for algae and mosquito control that also use non-GMO, EPA registered natural bacteria, archaea and fungi to digest toxins.
Parkit360 introduces Force 10K power dolly as a tool to maneuver their boats into garages and around obstacles and tight corners. The dolly weighs 67 pounds, can move 10,000 pounds, is powered by a 1.5 hp Bosch electric motor, runing off a 12V deep cycle battery with a built-in monitor and charger. A thumb toggle allows the user to move the dolly forward or in reverse and automatically sets electric trailer brakes when the switch is in the neutral position. It comes with a ball size of choice, 1–7/8 inch, 2 inch, 2–5/16 inch or 50mm.
Lamor Corporation introduces its Seahunter multipurpose connectable plastic workboat. The Lamor Seahunter can serve as a multiple use commercial platform or powered vessel. Each hull is designed to be connected together either at port, starboard or bow with simple lockable pins, or it can be used individually. The catamaran shaped hull is manufactured in rotomolded thermo plastic (PE), which ensures a durable and low maintenance surface. The hull can be equipped with up to a 50hp outboard engine. Additional options available include a steering console with hydraulic steering, electric start, trim/tilt, propeller protection guard, anti-skid material on all flooring, manual davit, tow bar, rear entry ladder, side ladder, cleats, railings, sun cover and trailer.