Marina Ventures' goal is to produce the world's
finest marinas, with emphasis on combining strength, durability
and beauty into every design. Our marina systems are specifically
designed and engineered to meet the requirements of the individual
location and the intended use. We use the most rigorous and exacting
engineering standards and practices throughout the planning, design,
manufacturing and installation. Our components are manufactured
from raw materials in accordance with our stringent specifications.
Every aspect of a Marina Ventures system is engineered and reviewed
using computer-aided structural analysis to determine proper structural
Our docking systems have been proven by surviving natures toughest
tests; full exposure to Hurricanes Alica (100+mph wind & 3'
seas), Gloria (100+mph winds & 6' seas), Hugo (125+mph winds
& 3' seas), Bertha (100+mph winds & 3' seas), Fran (100+mph
winds & 4' seas), while these marinas were filled with vessels;
typhoons in the far East; extraordinary temperatures, humidity,
and salinity, in the Middle East; earthquakes in Japan; and often
extreme continuous wave action from the Northeasterlies on the
Atlantic coast. The floating pier system's ability to survive
these conditions has resulted in Marina Ventures' docks being specified
for projects around the world by the the world's leading engineering
Let us put our experience to work for you if you are planning
to build a marina, wave attenuator, handicap fishing pier, courtesy
launch ramp, fuel dock, mega-yacht marina, or virtually any custom
design. We will assist you with the design and work with you to
develop a design plan and system that will best fit your needs.
ENGINEERING & AESTHETICS
The challenge of most marina projects is to maximize
the site's land and water usage. The Marina Ventures staff has
more than 35 years of experience in designing thousands of marina
projects around the world, and can work with you to provide
the most efficient usage of space, that integrates the water
amenities with the land requirements. We can assist you from
concept to completion.
A successful floating docks system must solve
the problem of providing STABLE docks to walk on and
FLEXIBLE docks to withstand the tests of nature. Our concept
is to use solid 5" thick glue-laminated cedar beams as
both the primary structural element and as the deck of the system.
This creates a system that is extremely rigid in the horizontal
plane, with tremendous strength and resistance to lateral vessel
impacts, and wave and wind loads. At the same time, the laminated
wood beams will flex in the vertical dimension with the wave
actions of the water. This allows the piers to ride over large
waves without experiencing material fatigue or damage resulting
from concentrated stress. The system, therefore, can be safely
anchored with a minimum number of piles to withstand hurricane
wind and wave forces without failure.
Note the flexible nature of the glue-lam beam.
Our docks will be stable whether for use during boat shows,
or for entertaining heads of state.