Blue Atlantic Fabricators Launches Lovejoy Wharf Ferry & Water Taxi Dock
Boston Harbor Cruises’ new subsidiary is building for Massachusetts in the Commonwealth.
Blue Atlantic Fabricators of East Boston, MA announces the fabrication and launch of a 50 ton, 20ft x 80ft floating dock to be located at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston. This all-steel dock, will be the facility for privately-run ferry and water taxi service between Lovejoy Wharf and Boston’s Seaport District, offering both bow-loading and side loading capabilities.
Blue Atlantic Fabricators built the floating dock for C. White Marine, Inc. who, as general marine contractor for developer Related Beal, will finish and install the docking system at the multiuse Lovejoy Wharf property. The project’s accelerated schedule called for completion by the end of 2018 in order to bring much-anticipated ferry and water taxi service to the burgeoning area in the first quarter of 2019.
“We’re proud to have played this role in furthering the infrastructure needs for the future of the City of Boston,” notes Michael Julian, General Manager, Blue Atlantic Fabricators. “We’re a local company providing Boston-based jobs and delivering customized pieces with the craftsmanship and quality that the city deserves.”
The project is the first for Blue Atlantic Fabricators as a newly established subsidiary of Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC). Regarding the new venture, BHC Principal Rick Nolan recounted, “BHC recognized the great fit and possibilities within the fabrication market for our company and feel it’s exciting that our first project is in support of water transportation in Boston Harbor. The Blue Atlantic facility is located on the East Boston waterfront with deep water and heavy tonnage berthing access, making it ideally positioned to provide structural steel components to the emerging US offshore wind industry constructors and developers, as well as being an optimal source for potential boat builds as BHC looks to expand its fleet. “Production at Blue Atlantic Fabricators is a shining example of the continuation of Boston’s working port as it was originally intended,” added Nolan. “Blue Atlantic Fabricators is keeping a skilled trade in Massachusetts and, allows for the next step in BHC’s ability to provide quality, local services and support to the growing east coast wind and energy market.”