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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.

N.C. marina gets ‘clean’ designation

The Cape Fear Marina/Bennett Brothers Yachts in Wilmington was recently certified as a North Carolina Clean Marina. The Clean Marina program is designed to show that marina operators can help protect the environment by using management and operations techniques that go above and beyond regulatory requirements. Clean Marina is a nationwide program developed by the…more

ABBRA hosting marina analysis tour

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will host a study tour of southeast Florida marinas and boatyards in October immediately following the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. The agenda begins Oct. 14 – the final day of IBEX – with an opening dinner reception and concludes Oct. 16 with a closing dinner. In between,…more

ABBRA symposium set for August

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will host its inaugural Summer Symposium networking and social event Aug. 3-4 at the OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, R.I. Open to ABBRA members and non-members, the event is geared toward boatyards, boatbuilding and repair businesses, and affiliated marine-industry partners. It will feature panel seminars from industry leaders, attendee-led…more

Former Billy Joel boat sinks in Connecticut

A 35-foot yacht once owned by Billy Joel sank at a Connecticut marina over the weekend. Hub Orr, of Stamford, Conn., the boat’s current owner, had left Sea Major at Riverscape Marina in Cos Cob for repair work during the winter, according to a report in the Connecticut Post. Orr said the boat – built…more

Michigan marinas receive ‘Clean’ designation

Three Michigan facilities were recently named Clean Marinas, bringing the number of marinas with that designation in the state to 24. The marinas are Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Village of Elk Rapids; Linwood Beach Marina, Linwood; and Woodland Marina LLC, Brighton. Each participated in workshops to learn about best-management practices, conducted self-evaluations, implemented improvements, and underwent…more

Developer buys two Keys marinas

Summit Development, a diversified real estate development company with offices in North Palm Beach, Fla., acquired two marina properties in the Florida Keys – Mangrove Marina in Tavernier and Sombrero Resort and Marina in Marathon. Summit, which is planning extensive renovations to the properties, acquired the two sites from Sun Vest Communities, the successor to…more

Service center opens on the Cape Fear

Gregory Poole Marine recently opened a new service facility at coastal North Carolina’s Southport Marina near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. In addition to being an authorized service provider for Caterpillar, Mercury, Mercruiser, Crusader, Yamaha, Honda, Volkswagen and others, the new service center offer an array of capabilities for vessels from 20 feet…more

ABBRA regional event set for June

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and Bennett Brothers Yachts will host a free regional roundtable discussion June 8 at the company’s Wilmington, N.C., headquarters. The roundtable, open to both ABBRA members and non-members, will allow similar marinas, boatyards, and boatbuilding and repair businesses to discuss common problems and solutions within the marine industry.…more

San Jose waterfront about to see revitalization

For the first time in a quarter-century, San Jose, Calif.’s waterfront is about to reopen to boats. The Mercury News reports Santa Clara County supervisors are scheduled to vote April 21 to put out for bid a $2.7 million project to build a concrete boat ramp, along with parking for 26 vehicles and boat trailers,…more

Registration under way for National Marina Day

Online registration is now available for marinas holding events Aug. 8 to celebrate National Marina Day. The goals of registration are to determine how many marinas hold National Marina Day events, for participating marinas to share tips or work together on an event, and for the media to have access to participants as they plan…more

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