Brielle Anchorage Marina in Brielle, New Jersey recently underwent a series of upgrades thanks to Marine Technologies and Kremer contractors. The project focused on replacing fixed docks at the marina which needed repairs and, due to their height, presented boarding problems for customers, particularly at low tide. “After extensive research into floating dock materials, designs and manufacturers, we opted for Marina Technologies’ S-222 aluminum frame dock system with composite decking,” said the marina owner. , Steve Hegna.

“Main docks include dual top access utility troughs, 4-inch PVC D-fenders and corner bumpers on all mainlines and fingers,” said Bob Berry, Development Manager of the MTI project. Berry also explained that the adjustable cleats and adjustable finger docks make the dock system easily adaptable to changing widths and slip configurations. Hegna noted that the new system will be able to handle the strong wave action common to the region. “We also wanted a low-maintenance system with a long lifespan,” he said.

Kremer Contractors carried out the demolition of the old quays, the dredging and the installation of the new quays and greenheart wooden piles. The first phase of the project included the mooring of 14 vessels with a maximum length of 50 feet. Berry also noted that the marina installed a new boardwalk on top of the breakwater using the same decking as the docks and walkway. The second phase of the project is expected to start in 2023.

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