Penn's Landing Commercial Gangway
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier waterfront destination located on the Delaware River is the home port for Freedom Elite, Entertainment Cruises' newest private yacht. The new ship required dockage, which included removing old mooring pilings, installing new mooring pilings, installing two (2) 10-feet by 40-feet barges and installing a landing platform cantilevered off of the existing bulkhead wall. When it was determined a gangway and stairs would need to be included for the project, Board Safe was asked to provide the items.
Board Safe met with company officials and determined that because of the elevation difference between the new landing platform and the barge surfaces, at mean low tide, an 80-foot long gangway would need to be provided. Board Safe in turn suggested using dock products engineered, designed and manufactured by Board Safe. Design loads were determined, calculations completed and a final design generated. The fabricators at Board Safe then took the drawings and manufactured the gangway, landing platform and stairs. The components were constructed using Board Safe proprietary shapes and standard shapes. Decking was Ipe, and was supplied in panel form by TimberStrong.
"We have had a few events on the new yacht and we are getting many compliments on the ramp! It looks great."
Mary Rinaldo, General Manager