Atlanta, GA (Vocus) October 20, 2007
The City of Gulfport, FL (located approximately 20 miles due east of Tampa) recently completed a significant marina upgrade using state of the art floating docks manufactured by Gator Dock & Marine -- a division of Crane Materials International (CMI). The new transient dock is 325 feet in length and can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet with six foot draft. Gulfport is a full service marina offering fresh water, fuel, 30 & 50 amp power, sanitary pump out, WiFi and a full service ship store.
"We chose Gator Dock & Marine, again, because the quality of construction is unsurpassed by any other dock manufacturer," said Denis Frain, Harbormaster for the City of Gulfport. Gator built a 140 foot fuel dock which was installed in 1995. "The fuel dock has required little to no maintenance -- enduring over 12 years of service and several tropical storms and hurricanes."
Environmental concerns were also a major consideration in dock selection. The Gator Dock system installed at Gulfport has no chemically treated CCA wood, which can potentially harm the fragile marine environment. Furthermore, the pilings used to secure the dock are fully encapsulated and polymer protected to prevent marine borer attack. "We used TimberGuard pilings because conventional wood piling is quickly destroyed by marine borers and can leach chemicals into the water," said Denis. "The local Department of Environmental Protection recommends this type of protection." Denis is proud to fly the flag as a certified Clean Marina.
Installation of the floating docks was completed by Seaway Marine of St. Petersburg. "We have been working with Gator for 26 years," said Mark Kretzer, President. "The all-aluminum frames are light and durable which makes them very easy to install. Our earliest Gator projects are still performing beautifully."
Gator Dock & Marine builds the finest dock system available anywhere in the world and has for over 30 years. If your facility requires a durable, long lasting, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly dock solution then Gator is the only choice.
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