New Gulf Star Marina to Feature ASAR Technology at Boat Show
When completed, it will be the region’s first smart marina.
GCM Contracting Solutions have begun construction of a state-of-the-art boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf; a property owned by Carroll Properties. It is set to be the region’s first smart marina and the first in the world to make sure of Automated Storage and Retrieval (ASAR) technology.
Designed by European firm LTW and provided nationally by GCM, ASAR replaces the forklift in dry dock storage marinas with a railed system which not only optimises storage but also greatly reduces the likelihood of damage to boats.
“Boat owners are challenged with finding dry boat storage in this area and concerned with protecting their boats from the sun (and other environmental hazards)” said Todd Carroll, president of Carroll Properties. “There’s also a huge convenience factor because with the push of a button, your boat is in the water and ready for a day of boating in a matter of minutes.”
Gulf Star Marina will also offer concierge services that include valet parking, fueling, and cleaning, as well as public access to the marina’s 20 wet slips, fuelling station, ship store, and the adjacent Doc Ford’s restaurant.
See them at the show!