Portland Marina’s new dry stack features cladding on the back, sides and roof to provide protection from the elements.
19m high, 84m long and with 132 berths undercover, the dry stack offers a convenient and accessible berthing spot which is ideal for RIBs, sports boats, ski boats and day angling boats up to 9m. Dry berthing is a safe and secure alternative to trailer launch or marina berths and the dry stack also offers a two-hour launch service on demand.
“We can’t wait to welcome new and current berth holders to Portland Marina and help them to spend as much time as possible out on the water enjoying themselves,” said Paul Swain, berthing manager at Dean & Reddyhoff-owned Portland Marina.
Speedy launch service
In addition to the £900,000 spent on the dry stack, cladding and a sprinkler system, Portland Marina has invested in a new Neptune Hoist negative forklift. This means the marina will have two hoists to launch boats into the water and take them out, which is expected to help improve the efficiency of both the launching and recovery of boats.
From April, work will begin on the piling for new pontoons and Portland Marina will be able to offer an extra 40 berths afloat by June, stated Mr Swain.