Breakwater - Pahokee Marina

Pahokee Marina, Pahokee, FL

Kelly Brothers reconfigured the Pahokee Marina waterway entrance to provide wave attenuation and improve fisheries habitat. Waterway reconfiguration encompassed the demolition and disposal of an existing two-sided sheet pile, concrete capped, breakwater measuring about 90 linear ft. long x 10 ft. wide. We then extended a 2nd breakwater, adding approximately 480 linear ft. of steel sheet piles. KBI placed 4500 tons of armor stone and 900 tons of bedding stone, lining both sides of the new breakwater wall. The work involved the use of Kelly Brothers’ company-owned barge, crane, and other heavy equipment. Although the weather often caused high winds and waves on Lake Okeechobee, which complicated the open water work from the barge, the project finished six (6) weeks ahead of schedule.


190 N. Lake Avenue
Pahokee, FL

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

2035 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Date Completed:
April 2017

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What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brother’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality work, and on budget performance was proven at every level and every project. The result of our working together has been building one of the area’s premier marinas and recently garnered National Marina of the Year. We certainly consider their work as an integral part of this achievement!

~ Sam Chavers, Vice President
Marina Jack, Sarasota

What our Clients are Saying

Congratulations to the team for a great project. The KBI crew was outstanding. It is rare that a crew completes a dredge project without the need for a punch list at the end.  Thanks to Jake, Travis, and especially to Raul and his crew.

~ Mark Kincaid P.E., Vice President of Engineering
Coastal Engineering Consultants

What our Clients are Saying

KBI was very cooperative in developing solutions to an unforeseen subsurface condition that occurred during installation of the piling. They negotiated the extra
work compensation fairly, and they proceeded with the work with no delays to the project.

~ Todd Boehmer, Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Engineer
Arcadia Bridge, Arcadia

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brothers was commissioned to construct a meandering 1,200 lineal foot elevated boardwalk, through our environmentally sensitive wetland. Our goal was to construct an elevated boardwalk and shell paths through this coastal habitat while respecting the mangrove forest, salt marsh, as well as the oak hammock uplands. The chorography technique Kelly Brothers created was truly impressive. As a result, there was no disturbance or destruction to any part of the surrounding area.

~ Al Meronek, Project Manager
Neal Preserve, Bradenton, Manatee County

What our Clients are Saying

During construction Kelly Brothers proved their expertise in marine construction by value engineering various components of our multi-faceted project, which resulted in a considerable cost savings to the City of Naples. They have a knowledgeable staff with a strong work ethic and the specialized equipment to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

~ Roger Jacobsen, Harbor Master
City Dock, Naples