Long before a marina design process is initiated, several critical aspects require investigation.   Many times, this is completed via a marina feasibility study that includes evaluation into the market, facility siting, and marina financial projections.  This study considers answers to these key questions:

  • What is the market for the facility?
    • How many slips?
    • What size slips?
    • Who are the users?
    • What amenities will be needed to capture market?
    • What facilities will be expected?
  • Can it be permitted?
  • Is the site feasible for marina development?
    • Exposure
    • Water depths
    • Dredging
    • Shoreline edge
    • Upland
  • Will the marina result in a solid return on investment?

Our financial analyses and engineering assessments have been used to support project-financing packages from many prestigious lenders worldwide. The combination of our knowledge of dock manufacturers and material suppliers, and our relationships with marina financing and lending institutions enables us to assist clients with all facets of waterfront planning and marina development.

Providing marina consulting and planning services for a variety of clients worldwide has given us the opportunity and privilege of working with some of the most renowned planners, architects, hotel, and development companies such as EDSA, Kerzner International, Four Seasons, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Disney, and many other global brands.  We have also worked side-by-side with an array of talented municipal planners.

The objective of the marina consulting and planning process is a to deliver a market-sensitive design that maximizes return on investment while protecting or enhancing the environment.