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    Completion of Work at Cap Sante Boat Haven is Good News for Washington boaters

    Cap Sante Boat Haven located near the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Anacortes, WA recently completed a renovation, which included replacement of the marina’s “E” and “F” Docks.  The new docks were manufactured by Bellingham Marine and installed by Culbertson Marine who completed work on the project in late January.

    The upgraded design and amenities selected by the Port of Anacortes for “E” and “F” mimic work done by the marina in 2007 on “C” and “D” docks.   “We are slowly working to upgrade the entire facility to provide boaters with the highest standard of accommodations found anywhere else in the region” commented Dale Fowler, Harbormaster for Cap Sante Boat Haven.  The marina has replaced approximately 40% of its 850 slips.

    Over 33,000 square feet of docks were replaced by the Port in their most recent work at Cap Sante – 132 new berths plus two side-ties accommodate vessels from 40 feet to 113 feet LOA. The new docks feature Bellingham’s Unibolt system with rounded finger ends, composite trim and polymer rub boards.  The design also includes an innovative cleat design, which allows the position of the cleats to be easily moved.  Jesse Ellenz, Bellingham Marine General Manager said, “Fixed cleat locations have long been a challenge with the bolt system but in the Company’s latest round of R&D the challenge was overcome and we were able to provide the Port with a more flexible dock system.”

    Cap Sante Boat Haven is a publicly owned and operated facility managed by the Port of Anacortes.  The Port’s  mission includes being a ‘steward of the public resources… and protecting quality of life as an appropriate balance among economic, social and environmental elements.’  According to a statement made by the Port, the redevelopment of Cap Sante Boat Haven offers a model for creating a waterfront attraction that generates jobs, helps businesses and improves the shoreline environment.

    As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat concrete floating dock systems as well as timber and metal frame systems.

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