The Triton

Where in the World

Newport Shipyard to add 560 feet of dockage

ADVERTISEMENT

Newport Shipyard plans to add 560 feet of dockage, adding four berths to accommodate yachts more than 120 feet in length.

Two new dock fingers will be added on the north side of the longest dock, known as Charlie Dock, and four existing docks on the south side of Charlie Dock will be lengthened. That brings the total linear feet at the shipyard to 3,390 feet.

The Newport, R.I., yard and marina received final approval for the expansion from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council on March 28. Work on the expansion, which is expected to generate about $500,000 a year, is scheduled to begin in early June.

“On several occasions, we had to turn away yachts requesting service due to the marina being full or berths not being large enough,” said Newport Shipyard General Manager Eli Dana, adding that 2016 was the yard’s busiest season on record. “Yachts are becoming increasingly larger in size, and it is our desire to keep them returning to Newport, both in the busy season and in the shoulder seasons when they are seeking major refit and repair work.”

The yard employs 75 people full time in the summer months as well as about 225 subcontractors year round.

Related Posts...
Rhode Island-based Newport Shipyard raised about $6,300 for Antigua and Read more...
Newport Shipyard put to work its new 500-ton Travelift, the Read more...
Carenantilles, a shipyard in south Martinique, reports robust business this Read more...
By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale city commissioners approved the Read more...
ART: BOATS Rosetti shipyard and BOATS Rosetti (rendering) The 18-company Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Antigua17: Chefs contest brings crew closer

Antigua17: Chefs contest brings crew closer

Chefs on Adiamo, Sarissa and Vigilant I take top honors at Antigua By Dorie Cox Competing in the Concours de Chef is fierce and …

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

By Dorie Cox Eng. James "Jimmy" Cascella died Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 95 at Hollywood Boulevard in …

Triton Networking with Ocean Wine and Spirits

Triton Networking with Ocean Wine and Spirits

Nearly 200 captains, crew and industry folks joined us for Triton Networking on the first Wednesday of December with Ocean Wine & …