Completing a full replacement of Fowey’s Mixtow Marina has optimised at tight space in the picturesque harbour. Satisfying the increased demand for berthing and diversifying activity in the harbour, visiting yachts and local berth holders can now enjoy the new strong and stable moorings which have already received positive feedback those who have used them.
|Fowey Harbour Commissioners
|Fowey Harbour, Cornwall
With many early marina pontoon systems coming to the end of their natural life, marina operators are looking for alternatives to freshen things up.
Following our initial collaboration with Fowey Harbour Commissioners in 2021 to extend its walk ashore pontoon berthing, we finished completely replacing the outdated and worn-out berthing at the harbour’s Mixtow Marina.
The bespoke design comprised our standard leisure pontoons, offering 500mm of freeboard and topped with anti-slip grey stippled Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) decking. Special adaptations were manufactured to connect the new pontoons to existing units, and to ensure everything fitted into the limited available space, maximising return on investment.
“Again, this project was a successful collaboration between the harbour team, piling contractor and us,” says Jon Challis, our sales manager. “With all parties contributing their individual skills set to best effect, the installation was the most cost-effective solution to the increasing demand for visitor berthing in Fowey Harbour.
“We were able to focus on production and delivery in a specific time frame, while Assistant Harbour Master Jonathan Pritchard coordinated all the elements into a successful programme, utilising the harbour team and bringing to bear his strong local knowledge and the available harbour assets. This avoided costly mobilisation by external contractors.
“Working together in this way, we were able to make big savings to maximising the length and number of new berths, which will lead to long-term profitable income for the marina.”
Jonathan comments: “I am really pleased with the overall outcome. The communications between everyone were important, and the team at Inland and Coastal team were ready to deliver when we need them to. All the new berths have been snapped up, with berth holders feeding back how much they prefer our solid decking to the wood and plastic planking used in the previous pontoons.”