Florida’s Miami-to-Orlando high-speed passenger train hasn’t left the station and marina owner Bill Biggs would like to derail it before it builds up a head of steam.
Marinas and Boatyards
Marinas and boatyards offer the vital services, ranging from repairs to slips and seasonal storage, that boaters require. Because they're in regular contact with boat owners, these businesses can take the pulse of the recreational boating industry every day. Developments such as new facilities and new services at these sites help to drive the industry forward.
Freedom Boat Club named Wanda Kenton Smith as its new chief marketing officer, effective Sept. 1.
Freedom Boat Club said it will become a coast-to-coast network when it opens July 26 in San Diego.
Six major marinas joined The Boat Village’s collaborative in southeast Florida.
Lisa Almeida, a co-owner of Freedom Boat Club franchises in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla.,was widely known across north Florida as the Boatanista.
Suntex Ventures, with its subsidiary Suntex Marinas, a Dallas-based marina operator, announced it acquired Snook Bight Marina, a full-service facility on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Management at Washington-based Westport Shipyard expects few changes following the yacht builder’s sale to Westport LLC, a group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family.
Grenada Marine in the West Indies selected PierVantage for Boatyards as its technology platform.
There was a time not long ago when a technician would lumber down to the yard with tools and overalls to figure out what a boat needed and fix it. Today the hand tools largely have been replaced by laptops, and the service tech has an evolving job — one that requires knowledge of technology…more
The Colombian government is soliciting proposals from companies worldwide for construction of a marina that officials hope will include such amenities as a shipyard and shopping mall. It’s the first step in the government’s push to increase the country’s marine industry infrastructure as it rapidly gets eclipsed by growing demand.