(Traverse City, Michigan) — Adventure Golf Services (AGS) has been named to distribute and install the Bergo® marine flooring system for decks, balconies and other exterior flooring needs for cruise and other ships in service, including river boats, mega-yachts, ferries, and other utility ships. Adventure Golf will also sell and install the Bergo Sport Floor system on ships.
“We are extremely satisfied to select Adventure Golf Services to represent our company’s effort to strengthen our marine business area,” says Ulf Hellmuth, Export Manager, Bergo Flooring AB, located in Anderstorp, Sweden. “We welcome their international expertise in the cruise ship industry, which will provide a platform for future growth with our Bergo Excellence flooring tiles. Bergo has almost 50 years of experience creating a decking product that has minimal fade, can withstand the hot and cold climate cycles, has excellent drainage, is slip resistant, and has sound absorbing characteristics, all essential in the marine industry. Our Excellence Extreme tile is the first IMO approved floor tile for ship use. Adventure Golf will use our products in entertainment areas, pools, suite balconies, sports decks and other exterior decks.”
“This alliance with Bergo, a flooring industry leader, demonstrates Adventure Golf’s resolve to continue its growth in marine products and services,” says Scott Lundmark, President. Adventure Golf Services (AGS). “We have company specialists with in-depth knowledge and technology for design, fabrication and installation of our many cruise ship products and services on exterior decks and interior spaces, including miniature golf courses, putting greens, bocce ball and croquet courts, pickleball and other sports courts, golf hitting bays and other products. We also have experience installing a variety of panels including sports courts on ships decks, so this is a good fit for both companies. Our clients will benefit as there are substantial savings using the Bergo tiles system, when compared to other deck surfaces.”
“Adventure Golf routinely works with other flooring specialists as we install Adventure Golf products and, in many instances, an entire deck area could easily use a Bergo Marine floor,” says Mike Arnold, AGS Vice President Cruise Ship Division.
According to AGS, working with shipyards all over the world is an acquired skill. There are long timelines, sometimes years. Shipping can take up to 45 days. Crews mobilize all over the world, and must know ship safety and rules of conduct. The crews must be prepared for either new ship construction, renovation or revitalization, or work while the ship is in service.
Says Arnold, “Most of our work is on upper decks which are not available for installation of our products since they are used to stage materials for other work. Our crews are usually one of the last ones on the ship and we have to be fast, efficient and complete jobs quickly, usually in less than two weeks.”
AGS is a global leader in the design, fabrication and installation of fun, interactive, cost-effective entertainment attractions like miniature golf, pickleball, shuffleboard, bocce ball, croquet & other recreational courts. Besides concrete-poured installations, AGS has long term experience installing interlocking panel system versions on rooftops, cruise ships, indoor waterparks, and other outdoor applications, such as amusement parks, family entertainment centers, hotels and resorts, and other attractions.