The Port of Toledo is sailing right along with their plans to build a large Boatyard Work Building – 150 feet long, 80 feet wide and nearly 100 feet tall. It can accommodate boats up to 660 tons and 130 feet in length. The port’s big boat lift will be able to carry the boats over to the building to be worked on where they’re out of the weather so work on them can proceed without worrying about rain or wind, ensuring that the final look of a boat is about as perfect as you can get. Port officials say the new indoor repair facility should be up and running by the end of next year.
Port officials also say they’re pursuing an ambitious goal of fully developing a comprehensive port business plan that includes pumping up the industrial park just to the west. Part of the job entails providing sewer, water and stormwater pipes which will give the industrial park the boost it needs to ramp-up to meet the needs of the industrial park and its customers. There are also plans to extend the port’s pier and fully pave the boatyard. Once installed, there will likely be additional work buildings erected to keep up with the demand for marine services.
The business plan also includes ways to to support marine services vocational training with heavy emphasis on welding and painting.
When it’s all complete, the Port of Toledo will be able to work on a wide variety of vessels without having to dodge rain and wind storms to do it. It’ll get the work done faster and accommodate all boats that need the port’s services.