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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.

Maryland marina gains Clean Marina designation

Tome’s Landing Marina in Port Deposit is the newest Maryland Clean Marina, certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The marina joins 145 facilities that have adopted a significant portion of recommendations from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook and passed a site inspection. The department oversees the Clean Marina Initiative, a voluntary program that…more

Virginia marina gains Clean Marina status

Virginia’s Windmill Point Marina recently received a Clean Marina designation. The marina, which has 96 slips, is in White Stone, Va., on the western side of Chesapeake Bay. Harbormaster David Dudley said staying committed to the Clean Marina program was an easy decision. “We want to stay competitive, and maintaining Clean Marina status is one…more

Wisconsin adds six Clean Marinas

Wisconsin recently certified six new marinas as Clean Marinas. They are Pikes Bay Marina (Bayfield); Bayfield City Docks; Washburn Marina; South Bay Marina (Green Bay); McKinley Marina (Milwaukee); and St. Croix Marina (Hudson). There are 17 Clean Marinas in the state, which began the certification program last July. “Wisconsin is blessed with more than 15,000…more

Westrec announces Florida marina tenant

Westrec Marinas’ Harbour Towne Marina in Dania, Fla., has a new tenant in TUI Marine, the marine division of TUI Travel PLC, one of the world’s leading travel and leisure companies. TUI Marine is made up of brands such as The Moorings, Sunsail, Leopard Catamarans, Le Boat and Footloose. A major component of TUI Marine…more

Detroit Yacht Club given historic designation

The Detroit Yacht Club was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The club on Belle Isle is the 12th-oldest in the nation. “The Detroit Yacht Club has a long and fascinating history in the city of Detroit,” state historic preservation officer Brian Conway said in a statement. “We are pleased that the club…more

Marinalife adds insurance coverage

Marinalife, an online concierge service for boaters, launched an insurance program that gives boat owners a dedicated hands-on service experience, the company said. Under the banner of Marinalife Insurance Services, the program is led by marine insurance and risk management veteran Peter Teuten. “Offering insurance is a natural extension of our comprehensive service model,” Teuten…more

Interlux seeks waterfront grant applicants

The deadline for community organizations to apply for a 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge grant is Aug. 31, the company announced. In October, Interlux will award $50,000 in grants to organizations that create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. Eight grants ranging from $4,500 to $20,000 will be awarded to groups in the United States,…more

Construction on Kenya’s first marina under way

The first marina in Kenya is under construction, with slips to accommodate 88 boats, as investors hope to lure tourists to the coastal town of Mombasa. The development also includes high-end apartments and a hotel, according to the Business Daily of Africa newspaper. The marina will be the third in Africa. The others are on…more

National Marina Day will be held Saturday

National Marina Day is this Saturday and it is shaping up to be the most widely celebrated day in the event’s history, according to the Association of Marina Industries, which manages the event. More than 125 marinas have registered events on the event’s website, with more coming in each day. Those that take time to…more

Woman killed in boat explosion at marina

A powerboat that was damaged by an explosion at Pennsylvania’s Erie Yacht Club had mechanical problems before the accident, which killed a 25-year-old woman and injured five other people, according to Erie’s chief fire inspector. The problems apparently started when the gas pump kept shutting off as an attendant filled the second of two gas…more

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