Marina & Commercial Services
The professionals of Harbor Engineering have significant experience with the development and/or redevelopment of waterfront commercial properties, with a particular focus on marinas. Planning and designing marinas can be challenging since they require a design team that understands how marinas operate, are business savvy and are strong structural designers. Only a design firm like Harbor Engineering has the capabilities to deliver a vision that is holistic taking into account:
- the perspective of both operations and guests
- market demand
- site exposure
- long-term service-life/maintenance
As the marina and boating industries have evolved, so has Harbor Engineering. With mega yachts and giga yachts becoming more prevalent at destination harbors, our professionals know what types of docks, services and amenities these enormous yachts and their crews expect of their facilities.
Harbor Engineering’s staff has been brought into projects during different periods including the feasibility phase (before the Client speaks with a seller), acquisition phase (while the facility is under contract) and asset management/development (when an owner is looking to improve their property). Our professionals can either work directly with the Owner or team with a planner should a future development involve changes to both the upland and waterfront.
Some of the services offered by Harbor Engineering related to commercial properties and marinas include:
- Facility condition assessments (underwater and topside)
- Marina market assessments
- Marina planning, reconfiguration and design
- Wave modeling for wave attenuators & fences
- Marina piling, bulkhead and seawall design
- Hydrographic surveys & dredge planning