For the past 8 years, WEC has provided conceptual planning, design development, and construction services to develop each phase of Stock Island Marina Village (SIMV) located in Key West, Florida. Stock Island Marina Village is the largest deep water marina in the Florida Keys, with 220 slips that can accommodate vessels up to 300 feet, advanced concrete floating docks and land piers, water, in-slip pump-out, fueling facilities, and much more. Everything about this facility is a boaters dream, including a 100 unit hotel and restaurant it is the perfect location to dock your boat and stay for a week.
WEC’s involvement in the development of SIMV has started from the beginning when the site existed as an old commercial fishing vessel marina in Safe Harbor. The responsibilities of WEC in the development of this project have included but are not limited to: concept planning, coordination of survey and environmental assessment, phased master plan development, water, stormwater, and sewer infrastructure design and permitting, grant funding, structural engineering of docks, seawalls, boat ramp, and ship store, and construction inspection services during each phase completed to date.
The site speaks for itself in terms of quality life and the craftsmanship put forth to provide such a unique site to the Florida Keys.
WEC was able to obtain the largest Clean Vessel Act Grant issued in the state of Florida in the amount of $1,200,000 (75% of construction cost) for the in-slip pump out services provided for each slip.
The permitting of this marina brought many challenges due to the fact that the proposed development would increase the existing number of slips and add fuel facilities to Safe Harbor which is recognized and monitored for its degrading water quality. A full environmental assessment of the waterway was required which involved obtaining a benthic survey and reviewing the pre– versus post– development environmental impacts.
In order to improve water quality WEC designed an in-slip vacuum sewer system for waste disposal and proper fueling facilities per FDEP standards and obtaining a CVA Grant for the construction. WEC also provided the design and struc- tural engineering for the Captain’s Lounge, which serves as a ship store with an upstairs lounge, and the check-in point for boats entering the marina for fueling and docking facilities.
The fuel pump system provided at this marina alone is impressive. It is the fastest fueling system located in the Keys. It houses 60,000 gallons of fuel pumping at a maximum rate of 80 GPM for diesel and 28 GPM for gasoline. Fueling a 1,000 gallon yacht in just over 12 minutes.