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Innovative power solutions for marinas and moorings

Innovative power solutions for marinas and moorings

Thousands of marinas and moorings are located throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Location plays a key part in the facilities offered by a marina, however one of the fundamental amenities required by boat owners is a source of electricity for boat owners.

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of retractable service units that provide a safe and reliable power supply for all kinds of marinas and moorings, whether in a large marina complex or moorings across many canals.

The retractable nature of the power units mean whenever they are needed to provide electricity for boats and club house facilities within marinas, they are raised (pop up power units) or the lids opened with a simple key (in ground units). And when they are not needed, they are simply lowered back into the ground. This ensures walkways and jetties are clear and safe for pedestrian access, which is a crucial factor being next to open water.

UK boating industry booming

The popularity of marinas and moorings, particularly within the UK, is increasing at a rapid rate. This is down to the UK’s boat and yacht industry having a surge in sales, despite the difficult economic conditions we currently face. Also, the weak pound has seen a 4.7% increase in overseas sales.

The rise in popularity of the ‘staycation’ is another factor of marinas’ increasing success. UK residents are favouring to stay in the UK for their holidays, and are increasingly holidaying on barges, yachts, canal cruises and other watersports trips.

This increasing demand has meant marinas and moorings are investing in their facilities. Many are upgrading their club houses and other on-site facilities e.g. showers and toilets, to offer visitors a better experience.

Marinas and mooring facilities are now utilising their outdoor spaces with greater effect. Stalls and kiosks provide visitors with food and entertainment in an increasing number of outdoor events and fairs. However powering these stalls has been quite difficult, as traditional power options e.g. generators, are noisy, smelly and are a hazard for nearby visitors.

Providing safe outdoor power solutions for marinas and moorings

Pop Up Power Supplies® offer a range of pop up power units which provide a safe, secure outdoor power supply for marinas and moorings. Not only are their power units perfect for providing an outdoor electricity supply for events and fairs, but they can also be positioned closer to the berths and jetties where they provide a power supply for the nearby boats.

Two of their retractable service units are popular among marinas, the pop up power units and the in ground power units. The pop up power units, also known as retractable telescopic feeder pillars, provide a secure power source for marinas and can be raised and lowered easily with a detachable handle. This means staff at marinas are able to operate them easily. The power units are easy to install and only require light excavation.

Boat owners and marina staff simply raise the pop up power unit where they have access to a range of power sockets. These power units range from 16A to 12 5A power supply in both single and three phase, all with RCBO protection.

When the boat owner departs the berth, the power units are simply lowered back into the ground until the next visitor, where they blend seamlessly with the local environment.

Pop Up Power Supplies also provide a range of in ground units (also known as flip lid units). One of the main advantage of these power units is that they can be operated with the lid locked down. This prevents any public access and reduces trip hazards on walkways, jetties and other areas around the marina facilities, which is a crucial factor being next to open water. The power sockets are safely located within the high-grade mild steel structure, which is hot dip galvanised to BS EN: ISO1461.

Pop up power units for outside spaces

The simplicity of specifying the pop up plug sockets means the units are a favourite with architects, contractors, electrical engineers, developers, and marina owners. Our power units are supplied complete, therefore once they have been designed to the suitable specification, they are delivered to site where all the contractor has to do then is to dig the required hole and install the unit.

If you are a marina owner or working on a marina project, and would like further information on how our pop up power units can benefit you, please contact us by either telephone 0208 227 0208, email info@popuppower.co.uk or visit our website popuppower.co.uk

Telephone: 0208 227 0208
Website: popuppower.co.uk