merrimak-floating-docksTucked on the south bank of the Merrimack River and four miles inland from the Atlantic Oceans sits Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Inc. in historic Newburyport, MA. Proudly started by a World War II Navy veteran the marina is in its third generation of family ownership, and the marina shows its pride. The full service marina offers seasonal moorings and dockage, as well as transient moorings and transient dockage, free parking, free wi-fi & showers. They also have a Ships Store and Parts Department - stocking parts for our engine & generator lines, a Marine Repair & Service Department catering to both Sail and Power Boats.

Over the years the wooden floating docks took a beating from the tough Massachusetts elements and hauling the docks out of the water late each fall due to ice flows on the river.

Management wanted to replace the docks with something aesthetically appealing and more functional. After seeing BoardSafe's quality of work and products at other marina they decided on engaging BoardSafe for the manufacturing and installation of their docks. In conversations with BoardSafe they decided on using ipe decking with TimberStrong internal panel fasters and an aluminum frame. Special engineering was needed to set the proper floatation as well as to create a design that worked with the existing pilings. The Merrimack River fluctuates six feet with the tides and internal mounts were built into the aluminum floating docks. 


A total of 7,000 SF of dock space was installed in and unveiled in the spring of 2017.

If you have a marina, rowing center or other aquatic area in need of aluminum piers, bridges or aluminum floating docks, call the dock experts at BoardSafe. Their vast experience will allow them to manufacture a high quality product that will be able to withstand your marina's conditions and suite your needs. Call them at 610.899.0286 or send a request for contact at the bottom of the page (scroll down).


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