New Gates Pleasing Entry to Marina

New gates

After months of planning, designing and production, new gates are now in place as a much improved entry to our A and B docks.

The wider, more pleasing entry gates down into the marina of tenant and transient moorage were installed in the last few weeks. The final step will be signs, featuring the boatyard ship’s wheel logo and A and B designations, attached in the triangular space above the gates.

“The new gates are a very nice improvement. Thank you for the investment. I would not want to be anywhere else.” – Marina tenant Adrian Blocker

“These are a very nice improvement,” said Hartwell Champagne, the new yard manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. “The gates offer better security with an upgrade on the locks to being non-battery-powered, the doors are wider and are ADA compatible, and they’re just aesthetically more pleasing.”

new gates

New gates with wider Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compatible doors and better locks make an improved entry to the A and B docks at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

The new gates are already garnering compliments from marina tenants who appreciate this latest improvement, along with many others made by boatyard Managing Director Ron Roark over the last three years.

Marina tenant Adrian Blocker had this to say in an email to Roark:

“Ron, the new gates are a very nice improvement. Thanks for the investment. I have been a tenant since 2013. Ron continues to make prudent investments toward his vision that not only benefit the moorage tenants but also ensure the long-term sustainability of a working marina on the waterfront. That’s important to the community and the other businesses that count on the charm of Gig Harbor to bring in business. I would not want to be anywhere else.


Adrian Blocker


Thank you, Mr. Blocker. We are happy to keep making these improvements and investments to such a vital historical waterfront treasure as Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Not only are we the only working boatyard in this harbor so rich in fishing and boating heritage, we are one of the few remaining businesses dating back to the early days of Gig Harbor when our predecessor, the Skansie Ship Building Company, was started right here by brothers Mitchell and Joseph.

The proud heritage of a working boatyard on the Gig Harbor waterfront continues with Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

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