Floating patio becomes new marina hub

US marina build company Marina Development Inc (MDI) of Eufaula, Oklahoma has completed an expansion project at Clinton Lake Marina in Lawrence, Kansas. The work was designed and carried out with the assistance of the University of Kansas (KU) architecture department.

The project included construction of a new 37 x 80ft (11 x 24m) floating patio, fuel dock and courtesy dock, as well as an expansion of the club’s slip area. The pergola-style covers that provide shade and aesthetic features to the patio and fuel dock were designed by KU as part of a student project headed up by Professor Nils Gore.
The students met the marina owners on a weekly basis to discuss design aspects and received valuable work experience. As part of the design, they used the marina’s GPS coordinates to calculate the ideal 71° angle for the pergola slats to receive maximum shade during the summer months.
The project was undertaken to expand slip opportunities and provide a central location for visitors with or without boats. The upgraded space incorporates a brand new draft beer and seltzer bar, as well as a stage for live music. Increased foot traffic due to the remodel has already provided boosts to the marina’s rental boat and club programmes, ship store and restaurant.
“We wanted to build out the new space to double our capacity, as we were consistently maxing out our space, and to give us room to keep growing our rental and club fleet,” said Erin Meiusi, Clinton Lake Marina co-owner. “Frankly, the new space turned out better than we were even expecting. And with the patio space, the marina now has a focal point and general hangout area, giving people space to enjoy the beauty of mother nature while floating over the lake.”


Reimagining Hurricane Hole as the jewel of the Bahamas

UAE: ITC inaugurates Saadiyat and Rabdan marinas

USA: Kentucky forum examines marina owner fees

SRI LANKA: Marine tourism master plan announced

USA: Phase one rebuild completes at Gulf Harbour

AUSTRALIA: Precincts keynote sets scene for Marinas24

BELGIUM: Landmark conference addresses end of life boats

GLOBAL: Promoting diversity

USA: Suntex joins with Almar

Protection from lightning strikes

Inspiration for the waterfront

Software support keeps Pacific 'jewel' on track

MDL boosts tech plan

Making marinas 'truly' smarter

Smart approach to billing

Rebuilding Snook Bight

Swedish Riviera marina rebuilds and reconfigures

Double sanitation system in Sitges

Agapi and Axopar launch AxA

Nautical Boat Club heads to Kemah

Going green with hydrogen

The base behind the race

GCCM badges new Gold Coast race

JoySail joins the racing elite

A year of growth, achievement and innovation

Trading covetable assets

Lusben development boosts refit standards

Luring megayachts to Golfito

Dock Maarten: A mecca for megayachts

IGY launches Savannah Harbor

Brisbane River marina fills 'overnight' gap

Marina access to mountain retreat

MA Marina boosts portfolio

Marina in plans for Ras Al Hekma

Marinas24 finalises programme

Oasis to manage Dania Beach

ADSP opens bids for new Cagliari port area

Thumbs up for AMI Expo

CROATIA: ACI celebrates 40 years

THAILAND: Jomtien marina voted best in country for berths

USA: Oklahoma marina completes major upgrade

UAE: D Marin sells Business Bay Marina

UK: MDL marks 50 years with multi million spend

Australia: QLD Government invites bids for marina on The Spit

UK: Funds secured for Barry development

AUSTRALIA: Green light for landside boost at Marina Mirage

MALTA: Government vision for superyacht industry

USA: Integra buys Sunset Bay

Waterfront innovations in Canada

New agent for Capria