Cape Coral, Fla. – In March 2016, Bellingham Marine was awarded the contract for construction of an addition to the Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Florida. The marina is located in a deep-water basin on the Caloosahatchee River, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway. Surrounded by an upscale living community with excellent amenities, the marina is proud to emphasize that 90 percent of its slips are open for reservation to the public.
Finding modern moorage in Cape Coral is a concern for boaters. There are more boats than available slips in the area.
In 2014, Bellingham Marine completed the addition of A-dock for Tarpon Point Marina. The new docks are Unifloat concrete floating docks, located directly in front of the Westin Resort at Marina Village. This addition added 14 slips to the facility.
In November of 2016, an additional 15 slips were added to the marina with the construction of B-dock.
The new B-dock provides moorage for boats up to 75 feet, with special accommodations for boats up to 95 feet in length. An additional 460 feet of side-tie floating dock was built for transient boat traffic. This space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tarpon Point is a full-service, 5-star marina that offers a resort-style swimming pool, kayak and paddleboard rentals, as well as a private clubhouse and ships store with restrooms and shower facilities. There is also a collection of high-end boutiques and restaurants on the premises known as Marina Village.
The new docks at Tarpon Point embrace some standout features that set the marina apart from the competition. One of those features is the overwater promenade that allows boaters and non-boaters alike to experience the joys of the water up close. The walkway itself is 400 feet long, ending in a 15-foot-by-30-foot platform that performs as a viewing deck and even a venue for small wedding ceremonies.
The docks, designed to match the high-end appearance of the community, cater to the experience of guests and tenants. All plans were inspired with visual appeal in mind. Docks are trimmed in a gray composite lumber on the frames and top of the walers giving them an added detail of fine craftsmanship. The trim boards match the light gray composite decking used on the overwater promenade, giving the overall design a very modern and luxurious feel that guests are sure to appreciate.
No detail was overlooked when designing this marina, maximum user comfort was a top priority. The floating docks have a 24-inch freeboard, for easy loading and unloading of vessels. Each new pier has a concealed sewer pumpout hydrant, so there is no need for boaters to take their vessels by the ships store for pumping prior to returning to their slip. To make the docks as clean as possible, the owner even took steps to conceal the cords for the power pedestals under stainless steel plates.
The owner sought to make the marina experience both high end and comfortable, and the goal was well accomplished with the expansion of Tarpon Point. The additional slips serve to welcome many new boaters to the community, who will no doubt enjoy all the amenities that come with moorage in this modern facility.