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8 July 2024 at 11:10:20

We’re excited to share what our marina department has been up too over the past couple of months.

In this edition, we’re sailing from south to the midlands, diving deep into the projects and developments that have been making waves. Launching from Chelsea Harbour and sailing right up to Sawley Marina, we have plenty of news to update you with. Keep reading to find out more.

Chelsea Harbour

Chelsea Harbour, an urban oasis in West London on the River Thames, is not only one of the most famous and luxurious maritime sites, but also one of the most attractive and desirable locations in the city. With them feeling the need for a refurbishment, Rolec stepped in to help.

Working in partnership with our long-standing partner, Power Portal, Rolec installed bespoke Quantum service pedestals. They were fully equipped with LED lighting and the BerthMaster smart service management and operating system.

We were privileged to be part of this incredible project at Chelsea Harbour and to showcase Rolec's innovative solutions at such a prestigious location. Delivering a reliable solution for what the client required for their refurb. The full video is uploaded on YouTube, watch it here.

Roydon Marina Village

Across to Roydon Marina Village, a luxury holiday oasis, offering moorings, lodges, and residential park homes as well as a hotel and boathouse café. Their 315-berth marina offers moorings of up 70 feet in length, enabling them to accommodate most narrowboats.

Currently, they are undergoing a two-phase expansion, with phase one completed in March 2024. Rolec made significant moves in the first phase of Roydon’s marina extension by supplying Quantum service pedestals, SmartCard metering system and a substantial addition of EV charging infrastructure for the marina’s staff and guest parking facilities. The full video is uploaded on YouTube, watch it here.

Celebrating Tim Butler

Rolec is thrilled to announce that Tim Butler has accepted a promotion to Key Client Engineer. In his new role, Tim will shift his focus from the installation of equipment to closer engagement with our clients.

Tim has been a loyal and dedicated member of the Rolec team for 21 years, contributing significantly to our projects across hundreds of marina and leisure sites in the UK and around the world. He is well-travelled, for sure!

He has a wealth of expertise across entire project lifecycles, from conception and planning to execution, monitoring, handover, and strategic vision. Tim is here to assist our local and international customers throughout the entire journey of their marina development projects. His reliable and supportive nature will ensure a smooth experience with Rolec.

If you require industry leading expertise with a site visit/survey, no obligation quotation, project guidance or anything else, please get in touch.

Brinklow Marina

Sailing north to Brinklow Waterside & Marina, on the Northern Arm of the Oxford Canal in Warwickshire. In addition to this marina, there are 28 other marinas in this network that are located all over the country, from those nestled within the English countryside and those located in the heart of cities.

In these ever-changing tides of waterway travel, a new wave of electric and hybrid narrowboats has emerged! To support this new wave, our dedicated marina team proudly delivered Brinklow’s first ever electric boat charging point, and just in time for the inaugural ELECTRIKA Boat Show where some 19 electric narrowboats made full use.

This new Quantum charger features 2 sockets and is personalised with Brinklow’s branding. It also includes LED amenity lighting and is enclosed by mirrors, seamlessly blending into its environmental surroundings.

Sawley Marina

Finally, Sawley Marina, a tranquil setting, on a navigational cut of the River Trent near Long Eaton in Nottinghamshire, the largest inland marina in the UK. With a water space that covers 23 acres, lapping up against the green and natural borders of the rural landscape, Sawley is peaceful yet well-connected.

We are proud to partner with them on this project, which includes upgrading all the pedestals to include LED amenity lighting and integrating new electric boat charging facilities. Rolec’s expert engineers will oversee all aspects of the installation. Stay tuned for the full case study!

Introducing Daniel Goodyear

Daniel Goodyear is our Eco-Visual Content Creator at Rolec. He documents and showcases how we and our clients are implementing sustainable infrastructure to inspire others to join the global movement for environmental protection.

Dan coordinates the production of videos and case studies featuring sites where our products are installed, conducts interviews, gathers testimonials, and captures project photographs. His work promotes Rolec and our partners, creating valuable and meaningful content that goes beyond just highlighting solutions. If you are involved in any green projects and need content creation, please get in touch!

Marina Services

With over 30 years of industry experience, Rolec remains a globally recognised leader in the design and manufacturing of service pedestals and related products for marinas and waterfront developments.

With an extensive range of high-quality, marine-grade solutions, our products have earned a reputation for being well-suited to numerous destinations and budgets. This is evident in our portfolio, which can be seen across many prestigious marinas to smaller-scale projects. Our team of engineers and advisors provide guidance and support throughout every phase of your marina development from product knowledge, site surveys and design to installation and aftercare. Learn more by watching the video here.

Life is just so much better with a boat-iful view of the projects we've been busy with. That’s all from us – look out for the next issue of the newsletter.

Click here for more information about our SmartCard Metering system for marinas.

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