Marinas and Waterfronts

Helping clients deliver the future of maritime development

Marinas and waterfronts provide social hubs that add economic value to the surrounding areas for both the local community and the tourism industry. As such, private and public clients are investing heavily into this sector to seek the many benefits marinas and waterfronts provide. At ByrneLooby, our highly experienced employees deliver marinas and waterfront projects including strategic planning, feasibility and economic assessment including Return on Investment (ROI), concept and detailed design through to construction supervision. ByrneLooby combines in-depth industry knowledge, engineering experience and economic evaluations to deliver successful outcomes for our clients. Our design services cover all areas of this sector including marina, marina facilities, berthing structures, jetties, waterfront promenades, edge protections and coastal rejuvenation strategies. Our multidisciplinary design capabilities in marine, geotechnical, environmental and infrastructure enable ByrneLooby to deliver the full range of engineering services for this sector. Our client focus and dynamic approach provides a commitment to our clients and incorporates the latest design codes and software to produce efficient and cost-effective solutions.

An evidence-based approach to marina development

Of importance to this sector and from ByrneLooby in house research, the yachting industry fleet numbers will grow annually by an average of 5% with an increase in vessels LOA (length overall). Our analysis shows that these market trends will translate into increased demand for new and upgraded marina facilities creating the need to add more berths with larger sizes. ByrneLooby maritime team offers global yachting market consultancy services to assist clients in assessing the feasibility of developing new and appropriately sized facilities or confirming future market trends and segment demand based on location. Our international yachting and vessel research covers the established Mediterranean and American markets, and the growing Middle Eastern region of the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf.


Expertise In-Depth:

• Berthing & pontoon arrangements
• Breakwaters and wave attenuators
• Feasibility and economic assessments
• Global yachting consulting services
• Inspection and asset management
• Marina design and optimisation
• Marina market analysis
• Marina masterplans and concepts
• Marine and environmental consents
• Master planning
• Navigation studies & AtoN
• Promenades and walkways design
• Quay wall & edge protections
• Quay walls and piles
• Slipways and boat hoists
• Strategic definition and planning
• Vendor and stakeholder engagement
Water edge safety