Port Orchard Marina’s breakwater to be replaced

Date: Sep 14, 2020
The Port of Bremerton Commissioners voted unanimously to award the design and engineering contract to replace the Port Orchard Marina’s breakwater to PND Engineers, Inc., based out of Anchorage. Built in 1974, the current breakwater is at the end of its service life and is due to be replaced.

“For more than 46 years the Port Orchard Marina has become an essential fixture and asset to the City, boaters and residents of the South Kitsap Community,” Port Commissioner Gary Anderson said. “Preserving and enhancing the marina for future generations is vitally important and an obligation the Port readily recognizes.  We are pleased to move the process forward towards our goal of replacing the breakwater to that end.”

The breakwater serves to protect the Port Orchard Marina and 341 tenant boat slips. It also provides 3,000 feet of moorage to guest boaters. Both the permanent tenants and the guest boaters contribute to the marina and to the city and businesses of Port Orchard and help to stimulate the local economy.

“The Port of Bremerton looks forward to working with PND Engineers on this significant Port Orchard Marina breakwater project,” James Weaver, Marina Director, said. “PND Engineers has partnered on multiple successful maritime projects throughout Puget Sound as well as here within the South Kitsap community and have always performed with an intent to maximize the investment value of facilities to benefit the Port and the citizens for decades to come.”

Port Orchard Marina serves as an economic driver for Port Orchard and Kitsap County through recreational, commercial, tribal fishing, and public use. Design and engineering will start immediately, and construction of the breakwater is planned to be completed by 2024.