Marker 1 Marina Upgrades Storage Capabilities

Marker 1 Marina in Dunedin, Florida, has almost competed the expansion of a new drystack storage facility that will provide secure protection for 350 large vessels.

Brandon Construction is working with Trident Building Systems on the five-level structure, which replaces some of the marina’s open-air boat storage. The building has been built to the most recent Florida storm statutes.

Marker 1 Marina has purchased a 52,000-pound Wiggins Marina Bull forklift for the new dry storage facility, enabling it to handle boats of up to 45 feet.

The marina also has 144 wet slips, some with custom boatlifts—one 40,000-pound lift, one 27,000-pound lift and 39 lifts for boats up to 20,000 pounds.
Other upgrades include a new app that will enable boaters to request launch and recovery services for their boats via a mobile device. In addition, the ship’s store will now carry Pelagic brand clothing, Costa Del Mar sunglasses and E-SeaRider marine bean bag chairs.

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Marker 1 Marina is located just one mile from Hurricane Pass and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with no bridges or other navigational obstructions along the route. Its new storage building should be open by the end of 2018.