We offer marina and maritime engineering design skills drawn from the practical experience that the mainstream engineering firms rarely possess. This technical input combines with our commercial and operational know-how to achieve the most profitable result.
On mixed-use projects we will respect the ‘wider picture’, working closely with the client’s professional team to find the best solution for the project as a whole.
Our in-house experience ranges across 38 countries, covering conventional marinas, marinas within urban regenerations, marinas on mega-projects, and almost every type in-between.
Marina management will be guided by the industry’s leading resource:
Depending on the project our scope of work will include some of all of the following items:
Market Overview & Research
- General advantages and disadvantages of the location.
- Boat ownership trends; charter, youth training and similar nautical activities.
- The potential for super-yachts.
- Marina pricing trends.
- The potential for urban waterfront regeneration.
- The potential for waterside real-estate development.
- The potential for attracting national and international events.
Engineering and Environmental
- Meteorological and tidal conditions.
- Geophysical & hydrographic surveys.
- Sediment transport models.
- Capital and maintenance dredging.
- Fixed and floating breakwaters.
- Wave models.
- Quay walls and edge treatment.
- Water quality.
- Impounding installations (e.g. cills, flapgates, locks).
- Environmental impact studies (EIAs).
- Aesthetic and design considerations.
- The marina capitainerie.
- Service structures & equipment.
- Commercial and residential development.
- Main utility supplies.
- Waste disposal.
- Security and communications.
- Car parking.
- Commercial/retail units.
- Main aesthetic, design and operational considerations.
- Pontoon and jetty systems.
- Piled trots & line-mooring systems.
- Berth utilities.
- Access ramps, security and entrance gates.
- Superyacht moorings.
- Navigation aids.
- Boat hoisting and handling equipment.
- Boat storage and dry-berthing.
- Equipment and repair facilities.
- Fuel supply.
- Scrub-off berth and slipway.
- Concessions, leases and franchises.
- Berthing contracts.
- Health & safety.
- Marina Rules.
- Sale of berths on a long-term basis.
- Options for operation and management.
- The Marina Manual (administration guidelines & systems).
- Employment, training and staffing.
- Management accounting formats.
- Computer software.
- Tariff structures.
- Health and safety audit.
- Quality of service audit.
Financial and Procurement
- 10-year financial projections.
- Financing options.
- Presentations to potential investors.
- Preparation of contract documents for the procurement of equipment, materials and services.
Relationships with Third Parties
- The physical and operational relationship between the marina and adjoining real-estate.
- How best to develop and operate the marina in order maximise the value of the whole project.
- Dealing with the concerns and objections of local fisherman and other stakeholders.
Sales, Marketing & PR
- Boat shows & other events.
- PR & press visits.
- Origination of marketing materials.
Other Maritime Activities
- Passenger ferry services.
- Fast boats.
- Repair & maintenance of maritime structures.