FBC Marine Group LLC is set to open Freedom Boat Clubs in South Florida, with New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina to follow.
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.
Nine companies expressed an interest in managing the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin downtown, which means the city-owned marina could become a private business.
Molo, a tech startup from New York, said it launched a new marina management platform on the iPad and web for marinas and yacht clubs.
Massachusetts-based DockHop launched a website and iOS app that connects boaters and marinas to help them find and book dockage and storage space.
The Freedom Boat Club is collaborating with a Maryland marina to launch a new franchise operation in the upper Chesapeake Bay.
Westrec Marinas said Travis Staats was promoted to real estate manager at the Camachee Island Co. in St. Augustine, Fla.
The three-day Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo wrapped up on Sunday at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, with attendance up about 30 percent from the previous year.
Porto Montenegro launched two new apps for guests and visitors.
A rally is taking place today at Manhattan’s North Cove Marina, which has had a strong presence in community sailing programs for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, in an effort to prevent developers from taking over the marina.
Marinalife LLC added Sue Hicks as regional sales manager covering Florida and the Pacific Northwest.