The Atlantic Reefmaker Story
Dave Walter, of Walter Marine, developed the Reefmaker concept. He used the concept on three projects: Deadman’s Island (2011/2012 – 200 feet, 2013 – 50 feet, and 2015 – 1,050 feet), Yellow River Aquatic Preserve (2013 – 1,000 feet) and Shark Island Demonstration project (2015 – 500 feet).
In 2014, Randy Boyd began working with Dave Walter to provide an engineering perspective for the Reefmaker product. Randy saw a show featuring the Reefmaker and became convinced the concept would work as a wave attenuation system to stabilize coastal shorelines along the Cape Fear River for the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson project he was working on at the time.
In 2016, Randy became a staff engineer for Atlantic Reefmaker. Since his involvement in the Reefmaker concept, Randy has been involved in the development and implementation of Bonner Bridge Sub-merged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Mitigation, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Phase I, and Brunswick Town/ Fort Anderson Phase II projects. Work is beginning on Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Phase III and will be completed in 2021.