Concerned about the manatee population, condo owners in Cocoa Beach, Fla., oppose a marina’s proposed expansion and its plan for boat rentals.
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.
Freedom Boat Club recently appointed six members to serve on its newly formed national Franchise Marketing Advisory Council.
The Association of Marina Industries released its 2014 Marina Trends Survey Report.
FBC Marine Group LLC is set to open Freedom Boat Clubs in South Florida, with New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina to follow.
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.