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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.

Florida marina given Clean Marina designation

The Key Largo Resorts Marina was recently awarded Clean Marina certification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and The Clean Boating Partnership. Some of Key Largo Resorts Marina’s initiatives include the use of oil absorbers in bilges, utilization of recycling centers and the installation of multiple trash receptacles. “We have developed a ‘best practices’…more

SNAME holds annual meeting

More than 1,150 people attended The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo, which was held Oct. 21-23 at the Providence (R.I.) Convention Center. “In all aspects, the 2009 SNAME annual meeting was a resounding success,” SNAME president Keith Michel said. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to…more

Seattle Yacht Club celebrates 100 years

The Seattle Yacht Club was honored Wednesday night as one of only 49 state corporations filed in 1909 that is still in existence. The club’s commodore Larry McCarthy was presented with the Century Corporation Certificate by Washington secretary of state Sam Reed, and a slide presentation about the organization’s first 30 years followed. McCarthy presides…more


Marinas: last hit and least hurt

Their strong position before the downturn may have been a factor in helping them weather the storm As most of the recreational marine industry struggles through perhaps its worst economic decline ever, one important segment has seemed practically immune – the marina business. Through much of 2008, while sales of new and used boats, accessories…more

SNAME hands out awards

Four individuals were recognized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for their contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal was given to Robert D. Somerville, chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping. In his position, Somerville has created many new job opportunities for naval…more

Electronic navigation, paper guide groups team up

Rose Point Navigation Systems announced a partnership with Atlantic Cruising Club to offer Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guides to Marinas within Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer navigation software. This is the first time an independent marina guide publisher and electronic navigation software producer have collaborated to make vital planning information easily available in an electronic format that…more

New Key West charter to debut

Capt. Ted Lund, former editor of Salt Water Sportsman, is launching a new charter fishing destination for Over Under Sportfishing in Key West, Fla. The location will feature four boats, including a 46-foot Whiticar named Pretty Work, a tournament-rigged vessel that offers anglers a chance to tackle big game fish such as wahoo, tuna, and…more

Former MLB pitcher to keynote conference

The Marina Recreation Association announced former major league baseball pitcher Dave Stewart will be keynote speaker at the 38th annual MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show to be held at Harrah’s in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Once known for his searing fastballs that earned him the nickname “Smoke,” Stewart now works as a motivational speaker.…more

Bellingham completes Lauderdale Marina renovation

One of Florida’s oldest marinas was upgraded with the addition of a new section of Unifloat concrete floating dock, Bellingham Marine reports. The Lauderdale Marina, originally opened in 1948 and located near the famous 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale, selected Bellingham Marine to provide the fueling facility for the first phase of work in…more

Massachusetts town expands marine center

The town of Scituate, Mass., is dedicating its new maritime center Oct. 15, following five years of work to create a larger marina, boat storage facility and a park/trail area for water access. Scituate purchased about 3.2 acres – including the last remaining boatyard and open space in its harbor – years ago, Howie Kreutzberg,…more

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