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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.

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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Florida marina decked out for the holiday

No one can accuse Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina owner Joe Lewis of not being in the holiday spirit. “Here’s what you get when you take a 2-acre lakeside property, six piers, two hy-dry buildings, an office building, 42 trees, 320 extension cords of all sizes and lengths, 600 feet of fence, 26 deer,…more

California marina gains Clean Marina designation

Marina Cortez on Harbor Island in San Diego became the 100th marina to be certified under the Clean Marinas Program supported by the Marina Recreation Association. The program, formerly called the Clean Marinas California Program, is a private, non-profit organization that helps marinas and yacht clubs satisfy the requirements of the national Clean Water Act…more

Nautical Software Solution adds new product

Nautical Software Solution, which launched last summer as a new division of Alliance Management & Consulting Group, added a third industry-specific software program to its lineup of products and services. “We acquired The Marina Program, a leading software solution for marina management established in 1985, from WatchCaptain, the same company we worked with this past…more

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