F3 Marina

Steady expertise and communication brings project into port


The client approached Jezerinac Group with a struggling project that was under-designed and yet, significantly over-budget and behind schedule. The building was built around an internal slipway where boats of lengths up to 42’ and weights up to 32,000 pounds are picked up by an automated crane and cradle system and transported between the slipway and its assigned rack in under two minutes. A process you might compare to high-speed ballet.  


In less than six weeks from authorization, we replaced the existing Engineer of Record, designed the building through several self-imposed Value Engineering iterations, issued foundations for permit and co-authored the mill order model used by the Steel Fabricator to procure roughly 1,800 tons of structural steel. 

The following weeks were spent:

  • finishing the member design
  • designing structural steel connections
  • seeing the foundation through procurement and construction
  • and responding to inquiries during fabrication

… all in time for the erection of the first steel columns. 

The hot-dipped galvanized primary structural frame, at 150’ wide x 375’ long x 130’ tall, provides dry-stack storage for up to 250 boats. It is a network of braced frames, moment frames, and long-span trusses, all designed to resist the high-speed wind and impact resistance requirements of South Florida. The resulting build provides a safe harbor for boats owned by the region’s high-end clientele.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Client: 16th Street Drystack, LLC
Architect: Rinka
Size: 56,000 sq. ft.
Type: Marine
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