Canadian Resort Continues Marina ExpansionPublished on February 14, 2019
The Canadian branch of Poralu Marine is working on the second round of aluminum dock installation for the Friday Harbour Resort in Ontario, Canada. The resort, located 45 minutes north of Toronto on Lake Simcoe, includes multi-location commercial marina docking slips, as well as private residential docks.
Poralu Marine, whose home office is in France, completed the first phase of the 1,000-slip project last spring. In less than three months, under harsh weather conditions (frequent snows and temperatures as low as -22°F), the company re-engineered, built and installed docks for about 250 slips ranging in size from 25 feet to 100 feet. They also constructed high-end private docks in front of some of the resort’s condos.
“As this is located on a lake that freezes over in winter, we had many constraints for this project considering we had to start delivering in February, the heart of winter. Meeting these challenges required us to demonstrate our technical ingenuity,” said Stephen Fischer, the Poralu Marine sales manager in Ontario.
After signing a contract for the second phase of the three-part project, Poralu is in the process of building a 10 to 12-foot-wide boardwalk, additional private docks and about 350 more slips for the commercial marina. Production began in the fall and will finish in time for the boating season this May.
Poralu Maine built the docks in its Saint-Eustache, Quebec, production facilities.