eco-marina

ECOMARINAS

TURKS AND CAICOS YACHT CLUB ECOMARINA

Marina Utilities was responsible for the design and installation of key utility related ecosystem features at the Turks & Caicos Yacht Club ecomarina. This $400 million international luxury yachting destination resort includes a deep water eco-marina, beachfront amenities and the private, Turks & Caicos Yacht Club.

Located in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies within a $400 million international luxury yachting destination resort, The Turks and Caicos Yacht Club Eco-Marina has 110 slips and is a deep water eco-marina for yachts and megayachts up to 200 feet. Marina Utilities provided the design and installation of marina systems including water, sewer, separate and unique bilge pump out and standpipe systems, using technologically advanced utility systems and monitoring systems.

Pump-out systems are provided at every slip, and advance monitoring signals when the systems should be used. The latest in technology for marina fire control is integrally installed within the floating dock system and is augmented by cabinet-mounted ABC fire extinguishers equally-spaced along the floating docks.

The marina, one of the world's first eco-marinas within the Northern and Southern Hemispheres of the Atlantic Ocean, features 15' wide concrete floating docks, 24-hour access, an on-site Customs and Immigration Services office and a VIP lounge for captains and crews.

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ECOMARINA UTILITIES AND SYSTEMS FEATURES

Marina Utilities was selected to provide marina utilities – water, sewer, unique and separate bilge pump out and standpipe systems for the Turks and Caicos Yacht Club. Ecomarina utilities include a pressurized central grey and black water vacuum system integrally located within the floating docks, with a connection point for pump-outs provided at every slip. The sanitized system vacuums the waste into a pressurized sewage collection system which connects off-site to the Turks & Caicos Island's first central wastewater & sewage treatment and disposal facility.

Holding tanks are quickly vacuumed while the yacht remains in its slip. Each vessel has completed registration upon entering the Turks & Caicos Yacht Club, including information identifying the size of its holding tank(s) and the number of persons aboard. This data is entered into the marina’s computerized monitoring system which electronically and telephonically notifies the crew and marina staff whenever it calculates that a holding tank pump-out is required.

The Marina Utilities fire control system is integrally installed within the floating dock system and is augmented by cabinet-mounted ABC fire extinguishers equally spaced along the floating docks.

The Water Sports Marina (for vessels 25' to 49') is a fully protected basin with fueling stations which are equipped with state-of-the-art gasoline fuel delivery and spill protection systems.

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BLUE FLAG MARINA PROGRAM

www.blueflag.org/Criteria/Marinas

Blue Flag ™ Eco Label Program

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 3200 beaches and marinas in 37 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag Program is owned and run by the independent non-profit organization Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other issues.

The Blue Flag program certification covers areas affecting the environment, water quality and sustainable issues and practices.

A Blue Flag marina posts information about the Blue Flag Marina Program and the Blue Flag Marina Criteria, produces and posts a code of environmental conduct and an environmental policy and plan at the marina. The plan includes references to water, waste and energy consumption, health and safety issues, and the use of environmentally sound products. Environmental information about natural, sensitive nearby land and marine areas is supplied to marina users.

Positive environmental systems and practices include: Bilge water pumping facilities present in the marina; toilet pumping facilities present in the marina; adequate, clean sanitary facilities and clearly posted signage to sanitary facilities, washing facilities and drinking water; controlled sewage disposal to licensed sewage treatment; separation of marina boat repairing and washing areas, with no pollution entering the sewage system, marina land and water or the natural surroundings.

Other protections include: An emergency plan, available in case of pollution, fire or other accidents; electricity and water available at the slips, with installations approved according to national legislation; and visually clean marina water (no oil, litter, sewage or other evidence of pollution).

Marina Utilities designs, supplies and installs quality marina utilities and systems in compliance with these programs.

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