Skip to main content

Fernandina Harbor Marina reopens

The new dock layout gives the marina more versatility.

The new dock layout gives the marina more versatility.

Fernandina Harbor Marina announced in a statement that it reopened this week after sustaining significant damage during Hurricane Michael in October 2016.

“I’ll always remember where I was on October 7, 2016,” Joe Springer, general manager of Fernandina Harbor Marina, told Trade Only Today.

Springer added that the reopening already has had a positive impact on the merchants of Amelia Island in northeastern Florida, where the marina is situated. “It’s Florida’s first and last stop, and [the marina closure] was really harmful to the city and its merchants,” he said.

Located in Fernandina Beach, the marina is the northern-most transient facility in Florida, Springer said. “The pent up demand [for dock space] was there already, and I have about 30 boats waiting to come in.”

Springer said the cost of the repairs was $10 million and that a fuel dock will go in later this year.

The southern basin docks were removed, and the area was dredged to an average depth of 8 feet, Westrec Marinas said a statement. Also 1,500 feet of side-tie floating docks were installed, with new pilings.

“The things that we accomplished because of the storms were things we were going to do anyway,” Springer said. “We’re going to be much more functional with what we have and letting the traffic go back and forth.”

Work also included replacing the wave attenuator and dredging 45,000 cubic yards of silt from the marina. Westrec also said in the statement that 804 feet of Marinetek floating dock was installed, along with 80-foot steel pilings and 1,608 feet of side-tie dockage. New shore power pedestals have 30-, 50-, 100- and 440-amp service.

Related

1_LIMESTONE

Limestone Secures Financing for Expansion

The company said the $6 million in credit will be used to improve its Tennessee manufacturing facility and buy new equipment.

1_MCKENZIE

Mastry Marine Names Repower Center

St. Augustine, Fla.-based McKenzie Marine is the engine distributor’s latest designated Suzuki Repower Center.

1_VANDERBILT

Vanderbilt Ships First Pontoon

The company said the 700T Series was the first model shipped from its new Fort Wayne, Ind., factory and was delivered to The Marina in Angola, Ind.

1_CHIPS.ACT

NMMA Celebrates CHIPS Act

The legislation aims to return semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S. and allows businesses to deduct R&D costs in the same year they are incurred.

1_COX

Cox Marine Hires Sales and Support Staff

The diesel outboard builder this week brought aboard a new regional sales director, regional sales manager and an aftersales manager.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Boating Interests Lose Wind Farm Battle

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed wind farm off the Cleveland, Oh., waterfront meets planning requirements.

1_INFLATION.JULY

July Inflation Data Lags June

Consumer Price Index results may indicate that inflation has peaked, and Producer Price Index data was below market expectations.

1_YAMAHA

Yamaha Posts Higher Sales, Profit

The company’s first half 2022 net sales increased to $1.93 billion, and segment income rose to $330 million.