Space Saving Dry-Stack Boat Storage Facilityby Oscar A. Fournier, Marinas/Storage, Inc, St. Peterburg, United States,
Abstract: Given sales and demographic data of recreational boating, urban dry-stack marinas will be the trend of the future where there is no room to expand. This paper describes a modern automated facility for handling boats including automobile parking, utilizing state-of-the-art materials handling equipment and technologies incorporated into a waterfront mixed used real estate development. Included are marketplace background and trends; technical description of equipment and required systems engineering; duty cycle analyses; materials handling equipment drawings with dimensional criteria; and a financial model.
Subject Headings: Water-based recreation | Parking facilities | Small craft | Equipment and machinery | Storage facilities | Systems engineering | Ports and harbors
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