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Where is Marina Utilities headquartered?

What is the primary market for your services?

Where does Marina Utilities design and provide marina utilities?

How long has the firm been in business, and how many marina projects have been completed?

What is the typical lifespan of marina systems designed and installed by Marina Utilities?

Are Marina Utilities’ marina utility systems suitable for all docks and docking systems?

What is the preferred contract delivery model of Marina Utilities’ marina utilities systems?

What are some of the adverse factors affecting marinas?

What are some of the ways that Marina Utilities provides durable marina utilities systems?

What kind of maintenance is required on marina utility systems?

Does Marina Utilities provide warranties for its products and systems?

How long will it take to design, construct and install my marina utility systems?

My marina project is still in the feasibility and budgeting stage. Can Marina Utilities assist in the pre-construction phases?

What other services does Marina Utilities provide?

How does Marina Utilities guarantee that marina utility fabrications and installations are of the highest quality?

Can we visit Marina Utilities premises to view your facilities?


Where is Marina Utilities headquartered?

Marina Utilities is located conveniently in Bonita Springs, FL at 10951 Harmony Park Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Call us today at 239-405-8877.

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What is the primary market for your services?

Marina Utilities’ primary market is as a subcontractor, providing quality marina utilities – water, electric, sewer and standpipe systems to general contracting firms providing marina construction. As a part of quality utilities, Marina Utilities is in a unique service niche of providing sewer and plumbing systems to marinas.

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Where does Marina Utilities design and provide marina utilities?

Marina Utilities provides custom design and installation of marina utilities in Florida, coastal and waterside US and internationally including Central America, the Caribbean Basin, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.

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How long has the firm been in business, and how many marina projects have been completed?

Marina Utilities, which began its corporate history 35 years ago as Dave Lincoln Contracting, Inc, has completed 350 marinas in FL, the Caribbean basin, Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas. The firm offers custom design and installation of marina utilities - water, electric, sewer and fire protection systems for marina development projects of either refurbishment or new construction.

The Marina Utilities name and brand is recognized by the developers of marina projects in the US and worldwide, and this recognition of custom and quality parts and systems assists contractors in the positive evaluation of their bids.

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What is the typical lifespan of marina systems designed and installed by Marina Utilities?

While the lifespan of a particular marina depends upon various factors, the marina systems – water, sewer, electric and standpipe systems designed and provided by Marina Utilities significantly exceeds the industry average of 5 years with systems typically lasting 25-30 years.

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Are Marina Utilities’ marina utility systems suitable for all docks and docking systems?

Yes. Marina Utilities designs and fabricates marina utility systems for all docking systems, fixed or floating, concrete, wood, aluminum, and is not dependent upon the use of any particular docking system.

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What is the preferred contract delivery model of Marina Utilities’ marina utilities systems?

Design Build is the preferred method of contract for design and delivery of marina utility services. Design-Build is an efficient method of project delivery allowing owners or developers to contract with a single source to deliver both the design and construction of a project, resulting in less administrative costs, lower owner liability, realistic and known project delivery costs

Under the Design-Build contract, Marina Utilities provides custom design and contracting for marina utilities projects. This single source project delivery makes Marina Utilities truly integrated; achieving quality control by maintaining both the design and construction capability in-house.

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What are some of the adverse factors affecting marinas?

From an engineering perspective, the marina environment is one of the most demanding environments in which to achieve a quality long life system. The marina environment combines extreme temperature changes, saltwater corrosion, galvanic corrosion caused by dissimilar metals, high stress loading conditions and innumerous wet/dry cycles. Adverse factors can also include extreme tidal fluctuations and storm surges caused by weather, subjecting docks and piping to stress cycle movement, flexion, torque and tension.

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What are some of the ways that Marina Utilities provides durable marina utilities systems?

Superior materials, including HDPE fusion piping, and 316 stainless steel parts and connections, quality technology, custom design and in-house fabrication of parts, proper design and expert craftsmanship work together to increase the longevity of quality marina utility systems.

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What kind of maintenance is required on marina utility systems?

Marina Utilities minimizes the maintenance requirements by choosing and fabricating the proper materials appropriate for each marina. Each marina installation comes with a One Year Warranty Package for systems and components. In addition, our attention to detail in the design and construction of the utility systems, combined with our + 30 years of experience, ensures well-built, easily maintained systems which can last a 20-25 year lifetime.

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Does Marina Utilities provide warranties for its products and systems?

Marina Utilities warranties its systems for one year and provides a 1/2 day hands-on training session for all those involved in marina systems operations.

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How long will it take to design, construct and install my marina utility systems?

A. Each project is unique, and therefore custom designed. However, Marina Utilities flexible scheduling, in-house design and construction crews work together to get the project designed, scheduled, and constructed in the shortest amount of time possible. In general, our process of design, materials procurement, custom fabrication and construction using our Design Build methods can be faster than many other fabrication and installation methods.

At times, the developer is ready to build immediately and is already in the permitting phase. At times, months, even years of planning are ahead of the marina development. Your time frame requests will be considered and discussed early in the process and an appropriate schedule developed to meet your installation deadline.

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My marina project is still in the feasibility and budgeting stage. Can Marina Utilities assist in the pre-construction phases?

A. Absolutely. In fact, many of our projects first come to us at this stage. We have many helpful pre-construction services available including: Feasibility Studies/Feasibility and Financing Reports; Preliminary load/estimated demand for water/electrical service; Preconstruction services: Project Analysis, Preliminary Budgeting; Design/Design Evaluation; Comprehensive Planning; Permitting; Consulting on Funding, Grant Applications and Agency Coordination and Funding Coordination. Our training and ability to fully understand your marina project and make appropriate recommendations and build relationships will be invaluable as your project progresses.

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What other services does Marina Utilities provide?

In addition to the pre-construction services mentioned above, Marina Utilities provides marina systems related design: New Construction, Restoration, Storm Damage, Rehabilitation and Upgrading; Construction Services; Construction Drawings, As-Builts; After Market Services - Warranty Programs, Training Programs/1/2 Day on Sewer Pump-out System; Ecological Protection and Design with regard to marina utilities; Bilge Pump-out Systems/In-Slip Systems; Eco-Marina Compliant Systems and Clean Marina ™ Programs; Waterfront Utilities Development; Consulting to Developers; Consulting to Engineering Firms; Sub-Contracting to Engineering Firms; Bids/RFP/RFQ Planning and Participation - Negotiated Contracts and Design/Build Preferred Contract Basis/Benefits Analysis.

While Marina Utilities specializes in custom design combined with on-site construction, the firm offers design/consultation packages which can be customized depending upon your specific needs.

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How does Marina Utilities guarantee that marina utility fabrications and installations are of the highest quality?

Our designers and technicians have extensive knowledge and experience in the production of complex and custom parts and fabrications specific to the marina industry.

A primary aspect of the value that we offer is the use of custom designed and fabricated components for the marina. Many of the quality components that we use are not available commercially. Marina Utilities has a 18,500 sq ft headquarters and manufacturing facility were we custom design and fabricate our own 316ss hangers, powder coated aluminum fire stands, HDPE transitional pieces, sewer pump out stations and designer hose carts. No other competitive proposal from any other marina utilities supplier will include any of these high value features.

Marina Utilities design incorporates only 316 grade stainless steel, a much more expensive product, in all of our components. Stainless of inferior 304 grade will quickly corrode in the harsh marina salt water climate.

We also avoid such potential problems as can arise through the use of dissimilar materials at the connections. Dissimilar connection include the use of galvanized pipe fire stands that will be connected to the HDPE main line by either a brass or steel adapter that will have a brass hose valve on the end. The use of dissimilar metals in a salt water environment will generate accelerated corrosion and failure of the standpipe system in less than five years.

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Can we visit Marina Utilities premises to view your facilities?

Yes. We are happy for any potential customers to visit us here in Bonita Springs, FL and would be pleased to demonstrate the quality of any fabrication projects currently in production. We lecture and attend leading trade, marina and boat show events. We can also arrange to tour any of our + 350 completed marina projects or visit with you at your office or marina site to discuss your project.

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Please call Marina Utilities at 239-405-8877.

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