EMERYVILLE, Calif. — The new-and-improved Emeryville Marina, in San Francisco bay, is now open for business. The new marina is operated by Marinas International, and underwent significant change to its south basin area.
The marina was designed by Bellingham Marine to completely rebuild the south basin to include new docks with larger slips, upgraded utilities and more.
In addition to the upgrades made to the marina’s dock system, the layout of the south basin was also significantly improved during the renovation. The fuel dock and the commercial fishing docks, which were originally located along the inner shoreline, were moved to the outer edge of the basin, which not only improved access but freed up space to allow for a greater range of slip sizes.
“The layout changes gave us a lot more flexibility and allowed us to increase the total number of slips in the south basin by 30 percent,” said Gilbert Welch, Vice President of Planning and Operations for Marinas International. “It also enabled us to move through the reconstruction process without having to displace any of our boaters on either a temporary or permanent basis.”
The renovated South Basin has 100 slips and caters to boats from 40 feet to 80 feet in length with side tie moorage available for boats up to 120 feet. The marina also includes a dedicated commercial fishing dock. A number of design details were incorporated into the new facility including rounded fingers ends and single piece fingers, among others. Amenities include convenient access to power and water at the slips with sewer pumpout and fuel services on the commercial dock where they can be easily accessed by all.
“This was our first significant project partnering with Marinas International,” remarked Steve Canaday, Manager of Project Development for Bellingham Marine. “We look forward to continuing our relationship and to building more projects with their team in the feature.”