MarineMax is a nationwide boat dealer with over 60 locations on the east coast selling, new, used, and brokered boats. The MarineMax Sarasota Dockmaster Facility enhances the service and customer experience at their Sarasota facility. The project consists of a two story structure of +/- 2,500 sq. ft. with enclosed storage and stair entry on the first floor and +/-500 sq. ft. of covered open air public space. The second floor is +/- 1,450 sq. ft. including a public lounge, and toilet rooms with showers.
Overlooking a main floating dock, the building serves as the Dock Master headquarters and also provides publicly accessible toilet and shower facilities. The building contains the Members Lounge where MarineMax members can relax and interact. There are indoor and outdoor tables suitable for relaxing and dining ashore. Two large changing/toilet rooms complete with showers are also available for members? use.
The site presented the typical challenges associated with coastal construction permitting and runoff management. The habitable portions of the structure are elevated to comply with floodplain requirements. Access to the facility is via stairs or wheelchair lift.