New pontoons for St Helier Marina

From Jersey Marinas
22nd March 2024

The project to install new pontoons in the south-west corner of the St Helier marina has been completed and the facilities are now being used by local boatowners.

The area was previously used to store old pontoons due for refurbishment, but now allows the marina to provide additional 8 to 10 metre berths and space for accommodation, all with electricity and water supplies.

The project has seen the utilisation of redundant space in the marina and also the repurposing of a bridgelink (ramp) which was previously used on Albert Pier. The bridgelink was replaced when the new Albert pontoons were installed in 2021, but it was still serviceable and so was stored for later use.

To bring it up to today’s required standards the bridgelink was inspected and load-tested by structural engineers and then refurbished, including new lighting and replacement of the flooring for mesh GRP (Glass reinforced Plastic) which is a tough hard-wearing slip resistant surface.

The bridgelink provides access to the pontoons from the quay alongside the RNLI station.

The work on the pontoons, which was carried out by Channel Islands based contractor, Geomarine, is part of continued investment and upgrades in Jersey’s marinas.

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