Dura Pontoon Decking Proves Popular Across Europe
Between April and September 2013, sales of Dura Grating and Ultra Deck have more than doubled compared with the same period last year, with Harbour Masters and marina owners choosing the summer as the ideal time to upgrade.
One facility which has contributed to this new trend for summer upgrade work is Anstruther Harbour in Scotland, which caters for leisure and small fishing vessels.
As Tim Gregory of leading pontoon manufacturer Intermarine Ltd commented "We have used this heavy duty anti slip Dura Grating for the top decking surface extensively over the last 5 to 10 years on projects in the UK and Europe as a reliable & viable alternative to traditional timber as it is hard wearing, offers low maintenance and is available in a range of colours."
But it’s not just UK harbours, ports and marinas that are waking up to how easy composite pontoon solutions are to install even in the busy summer period.
Cala Galera is a modern prestigious marina in the Mediterranean which is designed to accommodate over 650 vessels, ranging in length from 6 to 50 metres. Recent renovations have embraced the use of Ultra Deck natural look timber composite decking from Dura Composites.
Mr Capitani, Marine Director at Cala Galera explained the thought process behind their choice of material.
“We wanted a hi-tech material that was extremely low maintenance, but still looked great and was also made from recycled materials to fit in with our important environmental credentials.
We looked at a range of different solutions and chose Ultra Deck from Dura Composites as it seemed to offer everything we were looking for with particular attention to the dimensional stability, colour stability and acceptable surface temperatures, even in hot weather.
We were impressed that Dura offered a 12 year warranty and found the installation process to be simple and hassle free. The finished result looks great and we are really happy with our choice”.
(Extracted from article appearing in October edition of Boating Business)