Kelowna’s Downtown Marina
Kelowna in Canada, is a destination for over 1.5 million tourists annually and the “Downtown Marina” is a waterfront gateway to Kelowna.
The new marina opened in the Summer of 2013 to provide much-needed temporary moorage for tourist and resident boaters access to downtown Kelowna.
The project selected Accoya® modified wood for the non structural uses in the retail/service structures and visitor comfort stations located on the 350’ pier that provide visitors respite from the elements. Siding, trim and louvers were all made from Accoya.
Accoya wood was chosen over alternative species like Fir and Cedar due to its resistance to extreme weather conditions. Accoya® comes with a 50 year above ground and 25 year in ground warranty. This exception warranty provided the developers and the City of Kelowna peace of mind over the life span of this important public resource. Wescorp, who owns and operates the marina for the next 15 years before handing it over to the city of Kelowna, needed a specialised wood that could stand up to the rigors of the local environment without incurring unnecessary additional maintenance costs.
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