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Design criteria - Marine

Boat Ramps

This applies to the design of boat ramps for launching and retrieving recreational trailer boats where the Gross Combination Vehicle Mass (GCVM) does not exceed 8 000 kg.

Floating Walkways and Pontoons

This applies to the design of floating structures that are intended to support launching and retrieval of recreational trailer boats. These include:

  • modular floating walkways that are to be constructed on boat ramp lanes
  • standalone pontoons with gangways (excluding pontoons used for public transport).

The document suite comprises:

The related Technical Specification suites:

  • MRTS300 Boat Ramps
  • MRTS301 Fabrication and Constructon of Floating Walkways
  • MRTS302 Fabrication and Construction of Pontoons

are published on the department's Specifications page under Category 2: Bridges, Marine and Other Structures.

The related Standard Drawings:

  • SD4000 Precast planks for boat ramp - Types RG4000 and RG3500
  • SD4001 Precast planks for boat ramp - Types OS4000 and OS3500
  • SD4020 Boat ramp - Boat ramp construction - Precast plank installation and anchor beam - Types 1 and 2
  • SD4021 Boat ramp - Boat ramp construction - Earthworks and crushed rock core details
  • SD4022 Boat ramp - Boat ramp construction - Fully grouted shoulders and ungrouted shoulders
  • SD4023 Boat ramp - Boat ramp construction - Concrete slab and joint details

are pubished on the department's Standard Drawings page under Bridges, Marine and Other Structures - Marine.

Last updated
19 November 2018