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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.

Dead anchovies appear in California harbor

Millions of anchovies washed up dead early Tuesday in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., choking the waters in and around dozens of private boat slips in the King Harbor Marina. Local television news footage showed the mass of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the…more

Oklahoma marinas suffer $40 million in snow damage

Heavy snowfall caused an estimated $40 million in damage to marinas and boats at Oklahoma’s Grand Lake, according to reports. As much as 4 feet of snow fell in the area during the first two weeks of the month, the Tulsa World newspaper reported. Tom Benton, a marine surveyor who owns Marine Damage Consultants, estimated…more

Rhode Island marina appeals expansion ruling

Champlin’s Marina, on Rhode Island’s Block Island, asked a state court to reverse the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s decision to block its proposed expansion. The action further extends an eight-year fight to expand 225 feet into the Island’s Great Salt Pond, the Providence Business News newspaper reported. The appeal asserts that Robert Ballou,…more

ABBRA sets deadline for symposium proposals

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s Summer Symposium has an April 16 deadline for submitting speaking proposals. The symposium is a social event for the boatbuilding, service and repair industry. It’s scheduled for July 18 and 19 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Bedford, Mass. The symposium offers boatyards, boatbuilding and repair…more

MIAMI: Interlux unveils waterfront grant initiative

MIAMI – Interlux on Thursday announced Waterfront Challenge 2011, a grant program that encourages groups to create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. The program was announced at the Miami International Boat Show. “We are excited about launching the Waterfront Challenge 2011,” marketing manager Eleanor Ekman said. “The health of our bays, streams, lakes…more

Connecticut adds two Clean Marinas

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection recently recognized two recreational boating facilities in southeastern Connecticut as Clean Marinas. At a ceremony at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association’s Hartford Boat Show, the Clean Marina certification was presented to Don’s Dock in Stonington and Port Niantic in the Niantic section of East Lyme. The certifications bring the…more

Marinalife to offer new online software services

Marinalife, an online boating concierge and marina reservation service, announced a partnership with Marina Reservation Services, founded by marine and outdoor hospitality technology and marketing leaders Exuma Technologies and Leisure Interactive. Marinalife will offer Hercules Marine, a suite of online software services built exclusively for marinas and the marina trades by Marina Reservation Services. The…more

ABBRA releases wage rate survey

Results from the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association 2010 Wage Rate Survey are now available. The results, generated via input from ABBRA members and other members of the marina and boatyard industry, allow employers to gauge whether they are fair and competitive in the employment market. Employees and independent contractors also can research whether…more

Marinalife contest prize is $5,000 getaway

Marinalife is holding a sweepstakes in which the winner receives a “weekend experience” at the Nantucket Boat Basin in Massachusetts, which last year was voted the best transient marina in the company’s Best Marina Contest. The sweepstakes entry is free and the winner, plus three of their family or friends, will receive a prize valued…more

Rhode Island rejects Block Island marina expansion

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council Tuesday voted unanimously to turn down a proposal by Champlin’s Marina to expand its docks and piers over an additional four acres of Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. This could bring to an end a seven-year legal battle to expand the marina. The decision was greeted with applause,…more

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