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When you start to plan a marina, the first step is thinking about the best kind of dock. To make the right choice, it is extremely important to take into account the water in the area. Tidal range, the strength of currents and the type of seabed are all important factors that will influence your decision. If the difference between high tide and low tide is between 3 m and 4 m, you should install a floating dock. As well as allowing the structures to rise and fall with the tide, this will provide stability, strength and security for your customers.
30+ years installing marinas
We provide two types of floating dock manufactured from different materials:
- Aluminium: Our reinforced aluminium dock modules are manufactured using a structure based on a range of matrix profiles exclusive to AISTER that are specially designed for marine environments.
- Concrete: Our floating concrete docks have been designed by specialists with experience in concrete structures. They provide extraordinary resistance to swell and high buoyancy.
AISTER has designed, manufactured and installed over 30,000 km of floating docks during our 30 years of experience. Examples of our work can be found near our facilities, such as the Marina Punta Lagoa (Pontevedra) and the A Coruña Sports Harbour, as well as throughout Spain, including the Barcelona Royal Maritime Club, the Puente de Hierro Fishermen’s Sports Association (Cádiz), Marina Rubicón (Lanzarote) and the Juan Montiel Sports Port (Murcia), and internationally in floating docks in over 30 countries, including Mindelo (Cabo Verde), Lima (Peru), Dubai (UAE), Kavala (Greece), Yinhai (China) and Azores (Portugal).
In addition to technical factors, the intended use of the dock is also important. They are commonly used in a wide range of applications other than sports harbours, including reservoirs, rivers, competitions, hotels and even wharfs for private houses. The conditions vary depending on:
- Length of the boat: The first question you should ask is if your floating marina will be used for small or medium ships.
- Type of customer: The structure will be designed in line with its intended use. A dock for light sailing, rowing or canoes will be built in a different way from one for families, disabled people or the elderly.
- Assembly: Many regatta clubs organise annual competitions and require additional facilities that can be installed to allow people to enjoy the tournament. When the event is over and the gangways and docks are no longer needed, they can be taken down and stored until the next event.
- Potential for expansion of your floating marina: If your marina provides good services, it will be sure to fill up, meaning you will need more spaces for berthing. This means it’s important to make the most of the space and consider future expansions.