Marinetek’s multi-functional floating solutions are excellent for sports facilities such as the recently completed Nathan Benderson Park Rowing & Aquatic sports centre in Sarasota, Florida. Designed and built by Marinetek North America, the mile-long floating wave attenuating structure protects the race course from wave action and also serves as a floating bridge for pedestrians and vehicles. Three hinged sections allow boat traffic to pass through and wider docks are included for vehicle parking and turn-around. The pontoon is also outfitted with wave absorption panels, specially designed by Marinetek, which act as an artificial beach for the reduction of reflected wave energy. The panels effectively dissipate and eliminate waves that hit the side of the structure, greatly reducing wave energy within the race course that may be generated by judge and safety motor boats.