James Island Yacht Club Docks Replacement; James Island, SC
The James Island Yacht Club dock replacement project consists of many elements present in the LCP, LLC project. Located in Charleston Harbor, James Island Yacht Club’s (JIYC) floating wave attenuators were destroyed in October 2016 during Hurricane Matthew. JIYC engaged JGT to undertake a comprehensive planning, permitting and engineering design project to determine the best solution for the replacement of the wave attenuators as well as the expansion of the floating dock facilities inside the marina basin. This four-month process began with an in-depth wind and wave study to document various scenarios for storms of varying intensity approaching from different directions. Using the data from the study, the wave criteria and layout of the new attenuation system was developed through a series of dock committee and general membership meetings. The plan includes 6,240 SF of dockable concrete wave attenuators, 582 SF of aluminum floating docks at the sail boat launching crane on the west side of the existing concrete pier, and more than 3,700 SF of interior docking space.
The concrete wave attenuator and pile system were design to survive a 300-year storm. JGT has also designed and permitted a new steel bulkhead on the west side of the property for the Club. The Grand Opening was April 6, 2019.