Dana Point Shipyard Expands to Meet
the Changing Industry
Dana Point Shipyard in Dana Point, California, has been a family owned business since it started repairing and cleaning boats in 1967. In the beginning, the business morphed with the industry and opportunities. Nearly 50 years later, the family is still the same, and the facility and the industry is changing again. The boatyard completed major renovations earlier this year, preparing it for the different class of vessels, which have already begun to arrive for repairs at the boatyard.
Across the Country Of those facilities with pumpout services 38% were East Coast ocean facilities; 11% were West Coast; 13% of facilities were on the Great Lakes; 25% were Eastern inland facilities on lakes or rives; 8% were inland Central; and 5% were inland Western. Forty-six percent of facilities were marinas with wet slips only; 22% were marinas with wet slips and dry storage; 32% were marinas (wet slips) and boatyards (service center); and one percent represent facilities with boatyards only (no slips).
Oceanside Harbor Operates First of its Kind Bilge Pump
Common sense dictates that bilge water containing things such as oil, gasoline, cleaning solvents and hydraulic fluid is not good for the environment and can contaminate the waters it enters. So how do marinas and their boaters dispose of contaminated bilge water? Other than absorbent pads and elbow grease, not too many options were available until recently. Keco Pump and Equipment in collaboration with a European company has developed a new bilge pumpout system that not only removes contaminants from bilge water but does so with no filters and little to no equipment maintenance. This impressive new technology is now operational at Oceanside Harbor in California and is available free to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ELASTEC introduced the Omni Cat, as a multi-purpose marina maintenance catamaran. The versatile aluminum work boat offers a variety of waterway maintenance and marina service applications. The company said its interchangable "pods" are easily exchanged to facilitate various marine tasks, such as washing down docks, seawalls and hulls; collecting floating trash and debris; cutting invasive aquatic weeds; buoy and mooring maintenance; responding to oil spills and transporting cargo. When the “pods” are not needed on the water, they can be put on the “pod cart” for land-based operations. Designed for sheltered waterways and marinas, the Omni Cat is simple to operate, easy to maintain and has the potential to provide additional revenue streams for marina operators.
The Lil’ Lugger Utility/Dock Cart is one of the newest products released by Den Hartog Industries, Inc. The Lil’ Lugger is a two-wheel utility transport cart, providing 7.5 cubic feet of transport capacity and offers a wide variety of uses. Perfect for loading and transporting up to 300 pounds, it is easy to push with large 20-inch diameter, semi-pneumatic wheels and a well placed, sturdy handle, balancing it out with an adjustable axle. Den Hartog said the cart is a perfect way to transport materials whether in the yard or at the marina.
Accmar Equipment Co. introduces a new addition to its line of power pedestals, the Ikatere Power Pedestals with custom options. The Ikatere Mega 60" can be equipped with the following: single- or three-phase power ranging from 200 amp to 20 amp, LED lights illuminating each point of connection, electric and water meter, inlet for pump out station, standard color white or bronze; however customs colors are available. The Ikatere Mid 55” model has single or three phase power ranging from 100 Amp to 20 Amp and the Ikatere Jr 50” has power ranging from 100 Amp to 20 Amp. Both also have the other options available on the larger model.