New Marina to “Breathe New Life” Into Swedish Harbor
AB Toftö, the owner of the old industrial harbor area of the town of Skärhamn located on the west coast of Sweden, has partnered with floating marina specialist company SF Marina build a high-quality, mixed-use marina at the picturesque location.
Alex Buitenhuis, CEO of AB Toftö, commented: “We are excited to partner with SF Marina, who is a world leader of floating concrete breakwaters and pontoons. Toftö, in collaboration with local architects, wanted the marina and the entire wharf area to become part of a new, public space that would bring together visitors and residents, both old and new. Part of the Kajen (Wharf) project is a public boardwalk extending along the edge of the harbor, passing between the residential buildings and the water.”
Michael Sigvardsson, CEO of SF Marina, added “For this extraordinary mixed-use project SF Marina chose to look beyond the classic, often constricted Swedish marina design, and instead we designed a state-of-the- art floating marina, built according to international standards and PIANC recommendations. The pontoons are twice as wide as normal – four meters – to provide ample space for equipment, boat owners and visitors. The floating concrete breakwater, Sweden’s broadest by far and crucial to the entire project, protects the harbor and the boats from waves and autumn storms.”
The ten-meters-wide floating concrete breakwater will be built in March 2020 and the whole of the marina, which will have 160 berths, will be completed in time for the 2020 sailing season.