December 5, 2018 – Work is underway

Fender Marine is on site and is removing the existing outside docks.  They are removing two 40′ sections at a time.  When the dock sections are gone, they will start on piling removal.

With their tug boat, work barge, crane and workers on site, the marina is CLOSED to all transient traffic.  We have no boat ramp, slips, mooring balls, dinghy docks or short term docks available.  If you choose to anchor out, we are unable to provide you with a safe place to come to shore.

We will keep you posted on the progress.

November 14, 2018 – CLOSING SCHEDULE

Due to damages caused by Hurricane Matthew and the pending repairs, Fernandina Harbor Marina will close Friday, November 23, 2018.  This will include dinghy, short term, transient docks, the mooring field and the boat ramp. The marina is scheduled to reopen Summer 2019.  Staff is on site from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

November 13, 2018 – Start Date Established

Fender Marine has provided the City with a schedule of events for the wave attenuator project.

The advertised start date is November 17, 2018.

The advertised completion date is June 1, 2019.

The south end of the marina, (docks, mooring field, boat ramp, dinghy dock and short term dock) will close Jan 23rd.


October 16, 2018 – Update

Wave Attenuator contract in place.
Work scheduled to begin 11/27/2018 and be completed 6/1/2019.

Southern Basin reconfiguration bid opening scheduled for 10/19/2018.
Bid includes:
1-Remove docks and pilings from Southern Basin
2-Dredge Southern basin
3-Demolish building located at 101 N. Front Street
4-Reinstall docks in the Southern Basin following a North/South alignment.

When work starts, the marina will close to all transient boaters, including short term dockage for lunch.


August 16, 2018 – Channel 4 provides additional info for repairs

Jacksonville’s Channel 4 News crew visited the marina and aired this item….

Channel 4


August 10, 2018 – It’s a “GO” for Funding

$6.6 Million Line of Credit approved.

See funding article from Fernandina Observer…

August 7, 2018 – WE GOT THE PERMIT!

The City Manager received the Army Corp of Engineers permit for the outside dock replacement.

This was the major hurdle keeping us from starting the work.

I’m not sure when replacement will start but this is great news!

July 31 – Fender Marine provides time table

The Fernandina Observer has an article concerning Fender Marine Construction issuing a proposed schedule for the replacement of the wave attenuator.

Click Here for that article.



The City Commissioners voted 5-0 to form the Marina Advisory Board.

The Board will consist of 7 members and a staff liason.
Four of the board members will be long term slip holders at the marina.
The other three may or may not be a slip holder.

The board is scheduled to meet the 4th Monday of the month at 5:00pm at Commission Chambers

If you are interested in being considered for a position on this board, please visit this City Link

If you are unable to access using the link above, the application is located at this address…..

July 19, 2018 – Breakwater Dock Contract Awarded

Fernandina Beach Commission accepts and awards wave attenuator repairs to Fender Marine Construction.


To read the article click…Fernandina Observer