Marine Max Expands Dry Storage

Trident Building Systems will soon be starting work on a project to increase the number of dry storage slips at MarineMax on the Sarasota Bay in Florida.
MarineMax is a full-service marina that includes an administrative and sales building on one side of the property and, on the other side, a service and parts building that maintains and repairs all types of boats. In between the two structures is a dry storage rack with 250 slips, but that’s not enough to meet the demand.

“We are almost full all the time, and we have calls and emails daily asking about availability,” said Heather Mess, MarineMax business office assistant. “A few years ago we decided to grow our marina, and since we can’t grow width-wise we decided to grow up.”

The marina selected Trident Building Systems to add a third story on some racks and a third and fourth story on others. The marina’s capacity will increase by 100 boats.

“We will also be able to store larger vessels; currently the biggest we can store is 38 feet, and we will increase that to a maximum of 42 feet,” Mess added. The marina will also be adding power to the rack systems so that customers can keep their boats plugged in.
One other addition for drystack customers will be a small waiting room building with restrooms, showers and a small vending area.

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