Gulf Star Marina, located at Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is set to be the world’s first “Smart Marina” using ASAR technology provided in partnership with GCM Contracting. By removing the traditional forklift and adding a hydraulic, diesel free, electric powered, automated storage and retrieval system, Gulf Star Marina can deliver a vessel from rack-to-water faster than any other lift system in the marine industry.
The building is set to be complete by early 2020, and will provide an indoor valet car parking service, refueling services, a ship store, open spaces, and possibly even a bait shop. Because the building is built with concrete panels, instead of metal sheeting, it can withstand 200 MPH+ wind speeds, meaning that your boat will be safe from a storm or named hurricane.
Construction of a 27,717-square-foot drystack boat storage facility.
ASAR (automated storage and retrieval system)
Concrete tilt-wall construction, 200+ MPH wind resistance, safe indoor valet parking.
Here’s a look at our test of the foam-based fire suppression system at Gulf Star Marina. The system can fill the entire building with foam in only a few minutes, completely subduing any fires [...]
Gulf Star Marina is running along smoothly, with architectural elements, underground piping, and crane railing construction well underway as scheduled. We have added the logo to the building, and outside lighting has been installed. [...]
It's working! The ASAR - A Smart Storage Solution crane is able to pick up and deliver boats, and even Teslas!