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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 marinas take shark-free pledge

Loggerhead Club & Marina registered all 13 of its Florida locations with the Shark-Free Marina Initiative, which seeks to reduce worldwide shark mortality. A shark-free marina is one that does not allow caught sharks to be brought into its facility for display or slaughter. The organization works with marinas, fishermen and like-minded non-profit groups to…more

Florida marina gains Clean Marina designation

North Light Marina in Niceville, Fla., was certified as a Clean Marina by the state Department of Environmental Protection. To earn this designation, North Light implemented environmentally sound measures designed to address critical environmental problems, including sensitive habitat, waste management, storm-water runoff, spill prevention and emergency preparedness. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by…more

Bellingham Marine upgrades California marina

The first phase of work at Santa Barbara Harbor’s Marina 1 along California’s southern coast was recently completed by Bellingham Marine. The first part of a multiphase project to replace the marina’s approximately 500 slips was started in November 2009 and completed in August. It included the replacement of the marina’s headwalk and access gangway…more

Wisconsin names first Clean Marinas

The new Wisconsin Clean Marina program has certified its first four marinas: Port Washington Marina, SkipperBud’s Harbor Club Marina and SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay, and Nestegg Marine in Marinette. The Wisconsin Marina Association received a $50,825 grant in July to launch and administer the certification program with training and technical assistance from the…more

Bellingham to merge European operations

Bellingham Marine plans to consolidate its European operations and move its staff and capital equipment to the company’s facility near Barcelona, Spain. “This strategic move not only lowers overheads by combining physical office and plant locations, but also creates synergies in our manufacturing and construction operations that will allow us to provide greater value to…more

Boat repossessions up in Georgia

Georgia’s foreclosure crisis is not just on dry land, as lenders are repossessing larger boats at Lake Lanier in record numbers. One year after a drought, Holiday Marina is busy again, WSB-TV in Atlanta reports, but vacancy signs are up at slips that once were home to the biggest of the big – houseboats valued…more

SNAME sets technical program for annual meeting

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will hold its 2010 annual meeting Nov. 3-5 in Bellevue, Wash. A core part of the meeting continues to be the technical program, which includes: “Maintaining Marine Diesel Emissions Using Performance Monitoring,” Herb Roeser & Dilip Kalyanker “Zero Emissions Vessels,” John Boylston and Bret Smart “Designing Effective…more

Maine Yacht Center gains Clean Marina designation

The Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program added the Maine Yacht Center in Portland to its list of designated Clean Marinas. “It is such a joy to see this flag flying here at MYC,” program manager Susan Swanton said in a statement. “Although this facility is still fairly new, there was still work to be…more

Bellingham Marine completes Newport landing dock

Located in Perotti Park in the heart of historic Newport, R.I., the city’s new Harbor Shuttle Landing Facility has doubled the city’s downtown water transit facilities, according to Bellingham Marine, which worked on the project. The new L-shaped landing dock is part of Newport’s efforts to enhance its capacity to handle ferry, cruise-ship and water-shuttle…more

Connecticut marina installs solar energy system

Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, Conn., has completed an 8,500-square-foot solar photovoltaic system funded, in part, by a grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The electricity that the new system generates will supply power to three work sheds at the marina and a portion of its 900 customer slips. “We are thrilled with…more

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