Marina operator increases capacity in southeastern US

Suntex Marinas has made significant expansions to two of its properties in the Southeastern United States that will increase capacity through the addition of floating docks.

Suntex will be adding a tenth dock to Glade Marina on Lake Allatoona, Georgia, raising its capacity to 332 boats on the 137-acre site. The new dockage includes 30 covered slips for 24ft boats and 10 covered slips for 36ft boats.

Meeco Sullivan designed, built and installed the new dock, which features a galvanized steel truss frame, a roof system with skylights, sunburst concrete deck tiles and polyethylene floats. A winch/cable anchoring system accommodates the fluctuating lake level, which is controlled by the US Army Corp of Engineers.

At Vero Beach Marina in Florida, Suntex had Meeco Sullivan install two 120ft T-heads and 300ft of connecting docks, adding 23 open slips ranging in size from 40ft-60ft. The additional slips have boosted Vero Beach Marina’s capacity to 155 boats ranging in size from 12ft-35ft. It also has a 150ft face dock for transient boaters.