Shoreham Port’s expertise called upon to move £1m yacht club

The yacht club was moved by a team from Shoreham Port SUS-150308-135151001
The yacht club was moved by a team from Shoreham Port SUS-150308-135151001

SHOREHAM Port took part in an ambitious mission to move a £1million ‘floating building’ this week.

The port’s team had been contacted by Intermarine to move the new facility for the 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.

Shoreham’s crew – including assistant harbour master, James Gray and marine operations assistants, Mike Hammond, Mark Wilton and Clive Pengilly – completed the task on Thursday (July 30).

Mr Gray was overjoyed by his team’s effort. He said: “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 crew faced a challenging task of manoeuvring the building through the confined space of the marina to its final destination.

The centre was placed between two piles with only 11 centimetres to spare at either end.

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.

The new yacht club has been paid for as part of a £250million redevelopment of the marina.

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