Spring Point Marina is located at Point Harbor Marine in South Portland on picturesque Casco Bay, a popular boating destination in Maine. Once a shipyard for Liberty Ships, the recreational harbor recently upgraded its facility with the addition of a state-of-the-art SF Marina floating concrete dock and walkway.
Installed by Rockland, Maine-based Prock Marine Company, the Spring Point Marina project included seven 65.5-feet-long by 17-feet-wide SF 1250 floating concrete pontoons. Built to withstand the nor’easters common in the area, the dock sections are highly buoyant and virtually unsinkable. Moored on internal 24-inch steel piles, they provide extreme stability. Utilities such as 50A and 100A power, water and other services are routed through pontoon was used for the walkway.
The new SF Marina section adds 1,150 feet of straight transient dock space for Spring Point Marina. Due to its wave-attenuating design, it helps shelter the existing dock and slip array from waves and large wakes.
“We love the new docks,” said Port Harbor Marine director of operations Mike Soucy. “Because the SF Marina pontoons are easy to put together, construction went very smoothly.”
Spring Point Marina is one of five employee- owned Port Harbor Marine properties.
In June 1965, an abandoned fish cannery on the South Portland shore of the Fore River was converted into a small marina. In April 1974, the marina was sold to Robert C. Soucy, Sr., the founder of Port Harbor Marine. Under his management, the company grew. In 1979, Port Harbor Marine was the successful bidder to develop a new marina with the City of South Portland on Spring Point Drive.
Today, Spring Point Marina consists of over 18,000 square feet of buildings on six acres of land and more than 275 boat slips on six acres of water. The marina has slips with 30A, 50A, and 100A power service, and can accommodate yachts up to 200 feet in length. A full-service boatyard, it has a 50-ton Travelift, 10-ton forklift, hydraulic trailers and the capacity to handle any repair. The marina is walking distance to beaches and lighthouses and only five minutes from Portland International Jetport.
Its website is www.springpointmarina.com.
Republished from Marine Construction Magazine Issue III, 2022