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Noss-on-Dart Marina, UK

d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh, Dura Profile & Dura Platform 40 | Case Study

Project: Noss-on-Dart Marina, Bridge Rd, Kingswear, Dartmouth, TQ6 0EA

Client: Premier Marinas

Owned by Premier Marinas, Noss-on-Dart Marina is situated within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty in South Devon and is currently undergoing a £75m redevelopment which includes a boatyard, hotel and spa.

d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh, d2 Dura Platform 40 and d2 Dura Profile beams are designed to perform in marine environments and are the safest, most cost-effective and durable solutions on the market for this kind of application.

Updates to the Marina also include new boatyard facilities, the highlight of which is a closed loop boat wash-down water recycling system. Dura Composites was engaged by Premier Marinas to work with their engineering company to produce a composite floor structure around their travel hoist supported by large 305mm GRP Dura Profile beams between 6-10m in length. The team chose the GRP material over steel due to its superior performance in corrosive salt-water environments. Unique in the market, Dura Profiles exceed the higher performance E23 grade requirement of the BS EN 13706 standard.

Dura carried out a full FEA study and CAD service to enable the fabrication and supply of materials to Teignmouth Maritime Services ready for installation. The lightweight nature of the GRP profiles versus steel meant that installation was much quicker and more efficient.

Also central to the efficient operation of the washdown and hoist are Dura Grating and Dura Platform 40 flooring made from moulded and pultruded high-performance GRP panels which are unique in design to Dura. The open mesh section utilises 55mm d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh in dark grey, which facilitates drainage whilst maintaining strength and unrivalled anti-slip properties. The solid surface sections were created using patented d2 Dura Platform 40, which are crankable to create an in-built fall to aid water runoff.

Commenting on the use of Dura products, John Cervenka, Operations Director for Premier Marinas said:

We were pleased with the CAD support and Finite Element Analysis provided by Dura Composites to our engineering company on this project. It enabled us to develop an innovative design that meets our exacting needs and will deliver real value for our customers.


The boat hoist is now in use and we are delighted with the effectiveness of the GRP flooring supplied by Dura, in terms of slip resistance, aiding drainage and promoting water runoff to the correct areas. The solid surfaces of the Dura Platform also ensure all silt deposits are captured ready for disposal, mitigating any risk to the water table.

Discover the benefits of d2 Access Structures

Dura Profile GRP Wide Flange Beams

Dura Composites are also experts in the design, manufacture and supply of heavy duty, non-conductive, non-corrosive and chemically resistant structures which are hand-built in the UK and are a cost-effective and durable alternative to steel.

We have extensive knowledge of every aspect of GRP fabrications and our first-class fabrication facilities at our East of England HQ enable us to construct even the most complex projects safely, reliably and to the highest standards.

We have supplied fabrications to a wide range of demanding environments including the UK defence sector, water industry, power generation industry, rail, electrical and materials handling sectors.

Our services cover all aspects of the project lifecycle from feasibility studies and detailed design to cutting, fabrication, assembly and installation. You can customise, price, specify and buy a standard duty access system using our simple configurator.

Unlocking the Power of Composites™ With the Exclusive d2 Product Range

Dura Composites’ are two time winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and have extensive experience in the provision of anti-slip walkways and gantries.

Our latest d2 range of products deploy unique patented designs and the latest composite technology to deliver the safest, most cost-effective and durable solutions on the market.

Key benefits include a superb strength to weight ratio, lightweight, non-corrosive, non-conductive and a low maintenance lifecycle.

Dura Composites can provide technical information for all our d2 products based on real-world testing criteria – including loading data, span information and detailed technical drawings.

Discover the benefits of d2 Dura Grating

Dura Grating Standard Mesh
26mm, 38mm & 50mm

Dura Grating Mini Mesh
23mm, 35mm, 45mm & 55mm

Dura Grating Micro Mesh

Dura Grating Solid Top
29mm, 41mm & 53mm

Designed, developed and manufactured by Dura Composites, d2 Dura Grating offers outstanding safety, performance and durability and is more cost-effective than traditional GRP grating in almost every scenario. It can be applied in all industries where GRP mesh grating is used today and has an industry-leading Class Bfl-s1 fire rating as standard in accordance with BS EN 13501 (excludes 23mm). As with all our grating, it can be supplied with a range of stainless steel clips, clamps and hold down fixings to suit all install scenarios.

A comprehensive range of load testing data is also available within our searchable Online Product Selector database to help you make decisions based on real data to ensure maximum safety for your project.

Our Marine & Leisure Team

For expert guidance and support on your project, reach out to our specialised Marine & Leisure team, who are dedicated to providing tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. Get in touch on 01255 440297

Dean Fuller

Sales Manager

Joanne Pillinger

Sales Account Manager

Simon Price

Sales Account Manager