Marina News

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.

MRA hires communications consultant

The Marina Recreation Association hired Robert Wilkes, of Wilkes Creative, as its communications design consultant. “I was very impressed with the work of the MRA, and especially after seeing how much quality work gets done by contributing members and a very lean, hardworking staff,” Wilkes said in a statement. “My goal is to enhance the…more

Legislation designed to help Lake Cumberland marinas

U.S. Reps. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., have introduced legislation to help marina operators in the Lake Cumberland region whose operations have been hurt by lower water levels at the popular tourist site. Lake levels have been lowered to accommodate emergency repairs at Wolf Creek Dam. “Scenic Lake Cumberland has been the hub…more

New partners promoting National Marina Day

National Marina Day has several new partners to help enhance and advertise events that will take place Aug 8. ValvTect is again offering trophies for marinas to give to their NMD visitor who traveled the farthest to attend the event. Order forms are available on the NMD Web site. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation…more

New marina under way in Florida

Construction has begun on the new Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach, Fla. Last week, the first of several hundred concrete pontoons that will make up the foundation of the floating dock system were poured. Marinetek North America, the company chosen to engineer and build the project, was on site to oversee the process.…more

Bellingham Marine parent company is sold

Ambassadors Marine Group, parent company of Bellingham Marine and BellPort Group, was sold to Bellwether Financial Group, which is headed by president and CEO Joe Ueberroth, a former director, president and CEO for Ambassadors. The transaction, which was concluded earlier this week, consisted of cash, forgiveness of debt and assumption of liabilities in excess of…more

R.I. court stalls Block Island marina project

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has stayed a ruling that allowed Block Island’s Champlin’s Marina to expand into Great Salt Pond. At a May 28 conference, the court will consider whether to hear the case, according to the Providence Business News. The high court’s order noted that petitions to overrule a lower court’s decision to…more

Marina consultant helping with troubled projects

Marina Management Services is retooling its consulting and management programs to respond to the increasing number of marina projects that are returning to lenders. MMS says it has received an increase in inquiries from banks, lending institutions, hedge funds and developers requesting assistance with troubled projects. It is offering marina-specific consulting services and third-party management…more

National Marina Day reaching out to young people

National Marina Day is collaborating with the National Youth Marine Alliance/Preserve America’s Waterways Initiative to help get young people out to the nation’s waters through service projects such as educational programs or waterway cleanups. The goal is to have 1 million youth volunteer hours. Organizers of NMD are asking marinas to offer their facilities as…more

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

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