With over 30 islands and peninsulas and a vibrant metropolis to discover, the US Boston Harbor Islands offer boaters ample exploration opportunities. Located in the heart of this popular yachting destination is Safe Harbor Sunset Bay, a thriving recreational marina protected by a new 280m L state-of-the-art floating concrete breakwater from SF Marina.
The breakwater is comprised of 14 Type 400 SF Marina pontoons. Storm-proven, the design absorbs and distributes the stress loads that occur during violent weather events, safeguarding both the wave attenuator itself and Safe Harbor Sunset Bay. With the market’s thickest concrete surface layer, the pontoons are doubly reinforced to ensure a long service life. The pontoon array is secured to the seabed with 76cm steel piles for rock-solid reliability. Not only will the breakwater protect the marina’s timber docks from the ravages of the area’s seasonal storms, but it will help reduce annual maintenance and repair costs.
”We chose SF Marina for our pile-secured breakwater because it’s simply
the best,” said Paul Bilbo, Safe Harbor Sunset Bay general manager. ”It has already been hit by several storms and worked great. The marina’s a better and safer place with it out there.”
Located in Hull, Massachusetts, USA, Safe Harbor Sunset Bay has 181 seasonal slips, 244m of transient dockage and 20 moorings. The marina offers a full-service boatyard with indoor and outdoor winter storage. Featuring an onsite three-story waterside restaurant, the marina is easy walking distance to public beaches. Part of the Safe Harbor Marinas group, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the US with over 100 locations spanning 22 states, its website is