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.

Deadline nears for Interlux grant applications

The deadline for 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge grant applications is Aug. 31 and the company recently released a commercial, airing on Ship Shape TV, designed to encourage community organizations to apply. Ship Shape TV is a weekly half-hour boat improvement “how-to” television series. The program airs nationally on Comcast, Fox Sports Net College, Tuff-TV and…more

SkipperBud’s opens Michigan marina store

SkipperBud’s and Grand Isle Marina are joining forces, the companies announced. Grand Isle, in Grand Haven, Mich., and SkipperBud’s consolidated operations to offer consumers a superstore. New and used boats from 16 to 100 feet will be available at the Grand Isle sales location. Skipper Bud’s has 20 locations, serving boaters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan,…more

Bellingham Marine honored for work on Alaskan harbor project

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ coastal institute recently announced the winners of its 2011 Project Excellence Awards and recognized Bellingham Marine in the large project category. Bellingham was honored for its work on the St. Paul Small Boat Harbor project on St. Paul Island in Alaska. The project, which involved the construction of a…more

Marinalife offers free cruising updates

Online concierge service Marinalife added navigation notices free for boaters, giving them regular updates on regional cruising areas. To offer the service, Marinalife partnered with Chuck Baier, who maintains waterway updates and summarizes them as e-mail alerts for Marinalife members. In addition to providing navigation updates, Baier is a contributing writer to Marinalife magazine and…more

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

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