SFBW 300 Project
Newport Yacht Club
- Newport, Rhode Island
- 10' wide x 6' tall x 230’ long
“Working with SF Marina Systems, the Newport Yacht Club and the Float & Dock Committee, we were able to accomplish a floating breakwater solution that exceeded our expectations. The membership is happy.“
The Newport Yacht club needed to do extensive maintenance to its fixed 10’ wide wooden wave fence, which had come to the end of it practical service life. The club desired a floating solution to escape the issues of the tidal fluctuation, and to improve the view from the marina to the harbor. In addition, greater attenuation of the wave conditions was needed. Working within the existing permit lines, and with the enthusiastic do it yourself club, a 3m wide floating breakwater was designed and attached to member-built wooden fingers on the back side. The result was a cost effect systems that accomplished the goals of the club.
SFBW 400 Project
Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay
- Providence, Rhode Island
- Type 400 14x240 moored on heavy chain
"Working with SF Marina System was a seamless process from design, to delivery and installation. Mason is one of the best partners Save The Bay has worked with."
Save The Bay is a non-profit organization that is an advocate and educator for the Narragansett Bay. Their waterfront location and existing docks were exposed to a considerable fetch and waves, prohibiting the boarding of outreach vessels on rough days, and causing damage to the wooden docks. Working with SF Marina Systems, a Type 400 floating breakwater was deployed (by Reagan Construction), providing shelter for the docks. With the calm water behind the attenuator, additional boats can now be left on the wooden docks, including the Johnson and Wales college sailboats. The improvement has allowed great educational and outreach projects to proceed. Save The Bay plans to enlarge the system by connecting with a fixed pier, to provide more public access to the water.
SFBW 400 Project
- Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Type 400 with 48' SF concrete fingers moored on piles
“After years of costly annual maintenance on my interior marina systems, this is first year I have had no maintenance.”
Brewers Plymouth Marina had an aging marina system that was repeatedly damaged in storm events, creating a lot of expensive maintenance. Hurricane Sandy eventually destroyed much of the existing dock. SF Marina systems has provided a new floating breakwater for a Spring 2015 installation. Fitted with internal and external piles, the new system has seen multiple strong storms with no damage or maintenance issues.
SFBW 500 Project
Carolina Yacht Club
- Charleston, South Carolina
- 700’ of 16’ wide floating breakwater, moored on heavy chain
The Carolina Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the country, is located in Charleston, SC. The club members wished to expand the docking area of the marina, to increase the amount of slips. The location had a 5-mile fetch and opportunity for significant waves, so a wider floating breakwater was required. The combination of the 5m wide floating breakwater and the heavy chain anchor system accomplished their goals. One notable trait of the pile-free system is the clear views over the bay, and the ability to roll large sails directly on the docks.
SFBW 600 Project
- 20’ wide, 8’ tall, 66’ standard size
The SFBW600 is the mid to large size floating breakwater in the line of standard production floating breakwaters. It offers all the amenities and the anchoring solution as the smaller models, with greater attenuation.
SFBW 1000 Project
SF BW1000 Floating Breakwater
- 32' wide, 12' tall, 66' long standard size
The SFBW1000 is SF Marina System's largest production floating breakwater. The massive 32' x 66' unit weights 150 metric tons (330,000 lbs) and is available for delivery via ship worldwide.