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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.

Port of Miami considers megayacht marina

A new plan calls for “a unified waterfront global destination” at the Port of Miami featuring a mix of commercial development, including a marina to berth megayachts, ferry service to the Caribbean and hotel, retail, restaurant and office space. The projects are outlined in the latest Port of Miami Master Plan, which Miami-Dade commissioners approved…more

Marinalife partners with marketing firm to organize events

Marinalife has entered into a partnership with Mainstreet Marketing to organize and promote events for the boating community. Plans include manufacturer rendezvous, yacht club events and other experiences for boaters. “The concept fits perfectly with our goal of helping boaters use and enjoy their boats. I’m excited about the things we are going to do,”…more

Morningstar Properties redesigns website

Morningstar Properties LLC, a North Carolina-based self-storage and marina company, launched a redesigned website. The site offers improvements that provide a more cohesive, integrated digital marketing platform for the company’s nine marinas. It allows visitors to virtually explore a map of the Morningstar footprint, which connects to individual subdomain websites for each marina. The subdomain…more

Marinalife names contest winners

Marinalife announced the winners of its second annual Best Marina Contest. Nantucket Boat Basin in Nantucket, Mass., was voted Best Transient Marina for the second year in a row, tying with Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, Fla. Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Hilton Head, S.C., was chosen No. 1 for Best Customer Service. The runner-up…more

Michigan certifies two Clean Marinas

The Michigan Clean Marina Program announced that two more Michigan facilities were certified as Clean Marinas: Kean’s Marina in Detroit and St. Clair Boat Harbor in St. Clair. Three other marinas have recertified under the program: DeTour State Harbor in DeTour Village, Manistee Municipal Marina in Manistee and Walstrom Marine in Cheboygan. With the addition…more

Bellingham Marine will renovate Florida marina

Harbour House, located within the Ocean Reef Club on Key Largo, Fla., chose Bellingham Marine to upgrade its marina facilities. Harbour House’s private marina includes 50 slips for boats as large as 40 feet LOA. The condo’s original marina was supplied by Bellingham Marine in the 1970s and had gone through a number of hurricanes.…more

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FLIBS 2011: Interlux names Waterfront Challenge winner

FORT LAUDERDALE — In a ceremony held Friday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean received a $20,000 check from Interlux as the national winner of the 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge. Five other organizations also received checks of $4,500 each as the regional winners of the 2011 Waterfront…more

FLIBS 2011: Westrec touts new Chicago marina

FORT LAUDERDALE — Chicago may be hundreds of miles and many degrees removed from South Florida, but Westrec Marinas was at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to tout its new marina, which is scheduled to open next spring in the Windy City. With 1,000 planned slips and space for yachts up to 200 feet,…more

Florida marina owner seeks deal with city

Officials will once again try to work out an agreement with a local businessman who wants to open a marina near downtown Flagler Beach in Florida. The City Commission will consider settling a long flap with marina owner Howard Sklar, who is suing Flagler Beach over laws he says make it impossible for him to…more

Bellingham Marine finishes California marina project

Bellingham Marine recently completed the rebuilding of California’s Cabrillo Way Marina near Los Angeles. The new marina features a 39-acre deep-water basin with 41 acres of planned landside amenities. Extensive excavation and dredge work allowed engineers to more than double the size of the original basin and expand the marina’s berths from 520 to 700.…more

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