WALCON’S COMMERCIAL MARINAS
Our modern, aluminium-structured commercial marina system is based around a floating pontoon design, comprising of specially designed aluminium extrusions, natural hardwood or FRP decking and rota-moulded polyethylene floats – all of which have been developed through continuously targeted research programs and practical experience gained over the past 50 years.
The design has the following features:
- Aluminium structure using specially designed and tested extrusions.
- Durable & aesthetic decking options; natural timber, FRP or composite alternatives.
- Strong & durable rota-moulded polyethylene floats.
- Modular design enabling most layouts to be achieved using standard units.
- Complete flexibility of finger positioning.
- Full provision for the increasingly complex service requirements of modern marinas.
- A sensible blend of durability and economy.
- A system suitably robust for use in most sheltered sites worldwide.
- Various freeboards and live loadings available.
Considerable care has been taken through extensive, long-term testing to ensure the aluminium alloy is suitable for use in marine environments. As a result, a series of tests were conducted on our commercial prototype units to establish their structural adequacy.
Services have often been an afterthought in marina construction, however, easy access to cables and connections during installation subsequently reduces costs on maintenance. Our commercial marina walkways are fitted with continuous ducts along both sides of the walkways which give direct access to services and connections without the need to remove decking.
*Due to our policy of continuous product development we reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice.
up to 3kN/m².
Standard 500mm nominal unloaded freeboard with 300mm draft, however many other options available to suit every need.
Welded aluminium braced frame from aluminium alloy to international designation 6082 or 6061. The structures of walkways and fingers incorporate several special mating extrusions, developed by Walcon Marine.
A variety of decking materials available to choose from including FRP mesh decking, composite timber materials and Natural Hardwood timber boards. All are machined and grooved to give anti-slip finish and fixed with stainless steel grade A4 self tapping screws.
Standard Walcon floats constructed of rota moulded polyethylene sandwich construction with nominal 20mm wall thickness.
All main connections are made with through-bolts of stainless steel with castle nuts and split pins (grade A4) and incorporate rubber bushes. A special mating extrusion gives continuous side adjustment for finger and walkway connections. No noise is generated by the connections.
WALKING UNITS (WS)
Walkway units may be used for the main concourse of a marina and for many other pontoon applications. Standard lengths are 11.46m and 7.46m; widths 2.64m, 2.03m and 1.73m.
FINGER UNITS (PS)
Cantilever finger units are used in conjunction with walkways giving individual berths. Fingers are supplied in lengths of 4.5m, 6.0m, 7.5m, 9.0m and 10.5m and a variety of units mix.