The marine industry was built on a foundation of mom-and-pop shops nurtured by the same families over generations.
Marinas offer docks, moorings, fuel, supplies and other facilities to vessels that range from small boats to large yachts. They can be found along riverbanks and coastlines and on inland lakes.
Whether it’s frugality in a new economy or a societal sea change about valuing experiences more than possessions, rentals and fractional ownership start-ups have clearly gained traction in the industry.
Freedom Boat Club franchise owner Lisa Almeida received Flagler College’s Professional Achievement Award for 2015 during the recent Alumni Weekend.
The Lake Norman (N.C.) Carefree Boat Club added a Bryant 233X wake sports boat with Volvo’s Forward Drive to its fleet.
A development partnership acquired a marine industry property on the Miami River and announced plans for a drystack facility and marina.
Freedom Boat Club held its first 20 Group meeting this week in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Freedom Boat Club is partnering with two organizations in southwest Florida in an initiative to support marine wildlife conservation, including the Mote Marine Laboratory and the Pine View School.
Marinas in the Northeast are scrambling to catch up after the weather finally shifted from the long, frigid winter into spring.
MyTaskit, which provides an online task-sharing and service coordination platform, said 11 new boating businesses signed up for MyTaskit Pro.
Boathouse Marine Center said it ramped up its offerings with the addition of Southport and Bluewater sportfishing boats.