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Marinas + Breakwaters

McLaren’s depth of experience and expertise encompasses all aspects of marina and shipyard engineering including berths and moorings, facilities, piers, floating docks, pilings, launch ramps, slip lifts and the surrounding coastal waters. 

Our team is also skilled in the identification of damage and deterioration, the evaluation of cause and significant findings, and the development of constructible, durable repairs of waterfront structures.


Malcolm G. McLaren, PE, SECB - Forensic Engineering

Malcolm McLaren, PE

In the early days, Mal was a driving force behind the concept of the “engineer-as-diver” profession, combining his passion for recreational diving with his skills as a professional engineer to offer underwater investigative services. Today as Executive Chairman of the Board he provides his out-of-the-box thinking, passion for innovation, and technical guidance to our full-service team that has been performing marina engineering services from inspection to design across the world.

Marina + Shipyard

Marina + Breakwater

For over 40 years, McLaren has been known as an industry leader in waterfront development, rehabilitation, investigation and inspection of marinas worldwide. Our marine engineers, P.E. divers, coastal experts and in-house team of surveyors, structural engineers, civil engineers and construction engineering specialists have provided unparalleled service to over 400 marina projects including:

  • 79th St boat Basin, Manhattan, NY
  • Bennet Boatworks, NC
  • Burlington Harbor Marina, VT
  • Chelsea Piers – Floating Docks, NYC
  • City of Bayonne Dock Specs, NJ
  • Club at Plantation Pointe Marina, SC
  • Friday Harbour Marina, Canada
  • Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa, Montauk, NY 
  • Haggerty Park Gangway, MA
  • Hammond Marina Courtesy Docks, IN
  • Harborside Marina, SC
  • Haverstraw Marina, NY
  • Indian River Marina, DE
  • Langley Airforce Base Marina, VA
  • Lost Rabbit Marina, MS
  • Marist Rowing Dock, NY
  • Mill Basin Marina, NYC
  • Nissan Motor Group, Japan
  • NYPD Marinas, NYC
  • Ripley Light Marina, SC
  • Sea Travelers Marina in Brooklyn, NY
  • Six Flags, Aurora, OH
  • St. Joseph University Boathouse, PA
  • St. Petersburg Marina, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sterling State Park, MI
  • Thames landing Condominiums, CT
  • Tidewater Yacht Marina, VA
  • Washington Sailing Marina, VA
  • World’s Fair Marina, Queens, NY
  • Yacht Haven Sea Flex Anchor Brackets, NY
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