In early June we installed a brand new pontoon at the Olivette sheltered harbour in the town of Antibes for the Association de Défense et Gestion de l'Olivette.
A PONTOON THAT RESPECTS TODAY'S STANDARDS
This new NBC Marine pontoon replaces the previous pontoon which was 30 years old! It was important not to diverge from the general appearance of the former pontoon, which was made by hand in the 1980s by the association's members, so that the landscape remained unaltered. The association is now equipped with a pontoon that respects current safety standards, without changing the habits of members and local residents. The wooden pontoon is composed of an adjustable galvanized steel structure anchored to the seabed with stakes and Scots pine planking.
Not only did the new pontoon need to resemble its predecessor but it also had to be easy to install, even for laymen. Indeed, the members of the association themselves will be responsible for assembling the pontoon at the start of the season and dismantling it later in the year. All in all, four structures were installed in four days by a mixed NBC Marine and Dock Marine Europe team to make the most of the docked boats. No heavy machinery was required for the installation and it will be easy to dismantle for overwintering.
A RESULT THAT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
The end result looks great and fits in perfectly with the surroundings thanks to its gentle lines and simple appearance. It has also proven to be useful for members of the association. No doubt other sheltered harbours will be inspired by this superb project!