Marina Technologies Building New Docks for North Carolina Marina

On the Pamlico River just off the Route 17 Bridge in downtown Washington, North Carolina, there will soon be a state-of-the-art marina with an automated drystack system, the first of its kind in the USA. The marina will welcome vessels 24 to 120 feet in length with a total of 141 slips. Bob Berry noted that the slips will use Marina Technologies Models S-190 and S-222 and will include large top-access utility troughs, PVC fendering with full-length internal aluminum backing plates, 12-inch and 18-inch adjustable cleats, flexible/silent rubber dock connections, and heavy-duty aluminum pile guides with rollers. Slips will also have 3-phase power, water, and pump-out and fuel services. Some of the smaller slips, which fit boats up to 50 feet in length, will have Tide Tamer Boat Lifts to store watercraft up and out of the river. “Private boat lifts are a very desirable feature for the marina, both for safety and to protect against the tannic waters of the Pamlico River, which quickly stains fiberglass hulls,” Berry said.

The marina improvements will also include a three-story event center, bar and restaurant, as well as an outdoor covered patio. Without a doubt, the most exciting feature will be the automated dry-stack system, which can launch a 40-foot vessel from dry storage to the water in five minutes. Manufacturing of the docks is slated to begin in September at the Marina Technologies facility in Montreal, California. The installation in North Carolina is scheduled for early winter.