This week Shoreham Port’s marine team were contracted by Intermarine to move the new one million pound build for Brighton Marina Yacht Club from the east side of the marina to its permanent moorings on the west side.
The new club is one of the largest floating buildings in the UK. The facility has been paid for as part of an ongoing £250 million redevelopment which will see 850 new homes and seven new restaurants added to the marina.
The team including Assistant Harbour Master - James Gray, along with Marine Operations Assistants - Mike Hammond, Mark Wilton and Clive Pengilly, completed the task yesterday under the attention of many onlookers.
The operation was a challenge because of the building’s shape and the confined areas that the team had to negotiate on route to its final destination. The building was placed between two piles with only 11cm to spare at each end.
James Gray commented “I am proud to say that due to the expertise and experience of our team we were able to execute this operation perfectly and without any contact damage at all to the structure. The clubhouse is an amazing and innovative building and I’m sure it will become an extremely popular meeting place for the yacht club members.”
The Port’s tug ‘Adurni’ also assisted recently in the delivery of parts for the new i360 in Brighton, demonstrating the versatility of the tug and the team’s ability to assist in a variety of complicated and technical operations. To find out more about the Port’s tug and to make an enquiry please call 01273 598100 or visit the Port’s website www.shoreham-port.co.uk.