Marina News

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.

Marinas being rebuilt are incorporating bigger and wider slips to accommodate the trend toward larger boats. Marina operators making those types of changes say they’re simply adapting to the current trends in boating.

From marina to ‘activity center’

In the not-so-distant past, a marina typically consisted of some docks and pilings, maybe a fuel dock, perhaps a ship’s store or some bait and tackle, and not a lot else. That was when the facilities were so full they often had wait lists. It was also before the real estate bust of 2008, after…more

Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., was chosen National Marina of the Year for 2015 in the large marina category.

Marina Jack just keeps on growing

Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., is putting the finishing touches on a new branch of its business — a full-service boatyard for vessels as large as 65 feet that includes a 70-ton Travelift, dry-stack storage for 50 boats, a fuel dock, ship’s store, upgraded docks and power, and a team of seven technicians.

Having fun — and telling a ‘story’

Children built tiny props under the supervision of propeller shop employees and tested them on radio-controlled boats in drag races. Families sat down together to build Lego ships at a Fort Lauderdale booth manned by staff from a maritime training school.

World Marinas Conference names keynote speaker

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations added keynote speaker Adjiedj Bakas to its lineup for World Marinas Conference 2016, which will be held Nov. 17-19 at RAI Amsterdam.

Suntex Marinas will match donations for Dallas police

Suntex Marinas, which has offices in Texas, is matching all employee and member donations to a Texas group that helps the families of fallen first responders after the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas last week.

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