Multislip dock vs moorings


In areas with fragile sea bottom ecology, such as coral, mulitple mooring anchors or the anchors of visiting cruising boats can cause serious damage. Now a French company called ACRI-IN, based in Sophia-Antipolis in the south of France, has announced a prototype docking system that clusters multiple boats onto one starfish-shaped dock that is moored on a single mooring. The system is called the Waterlilly. Looks like a good solution to the problem, but better hope everyone on the Waterlilly agrees on things like times for running generators and when to pull the plug on loud dock parties!

By Ocean Navigator