JARR Marine’s Mike Paterson established the company in 1999. The company very soon received acclaim and recognition as Marina specialists capable of matching international Marina competitors by offering purely South African products. By 2015 JARR Marine had designed, manufactured and installed marinas and jetties in Botswana, Pemba, Saldanha Bay, Club Mykanos, SA Navy and V&A Waterfront.
JARR Marine is proud to be part of the World’s favourite Waterfront. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town South Africa, where it started its run of successes with the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island floating jetty in 2001. The 48 meter long floating jetty has just recently undergone a refit when the steel structure was repainted and new floatation and decking were fitted. This refit will enable the jetty to remain operational for a period of 20 years.
JARR Marine is the sole distributor in Southern Africa for the Seaflex mooring system which has been successfully installed at Richards Bay breakwater, Yachtport, Club Mykanos and more recently in the V&A Waterfront.
Apart from specializing in the Marina field, JARR Marine has also designed and built small craft and installed and restored timber structures, decking and harbour fendering.
In 2014 the Volvo Ocean Race marina with 24 meter long fingers was designed, built and installed for the 7 competitors on Quay 6 outside the Table Bay Hotel. The slipway at the NSRI station in Simon’s Town was extended a further 8 meters into the water using a removable steel girder structure to cope with the larger rescue craft. In 2009 JARR Marine was appointed and commissioned to construct and install the floating lock gate jetties in the unique canal lock outside the One and Only Hotel.
Ultra Electronics, a British Company, commissioned JARR Marine to design and construct non-magnetic fenders and cable support pontoons for the demagnetising system for the SA Navy.
JARR Marine is currently commissioned to repair 20 piles in the Inner Basin at the V&A Waterfront which have been subject to Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC) by installing reinforcing and bottom injection of cementitious grout. JARR Marine has its eye on future projects in Kariba Dam (Zambia) and False Bay Yacht breakwater.