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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.

Marinalife marks 10-year anniversary

Marinalife, a leading online marine travel service serving boaters and captains as an authority on boat travel for the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Marinalife was founded in February 2000 by avid boater Joy McPeters as a result of her own search for online marina-related information. “Staying true…more

Westrec Marinas debut new Florida location

The Fernandina Beach (Fla.) City Commission unanimously approved Westrec Marinas to manage and operate the Fernandina Harbor Marina. “After a number of years renovating and adding new features to the marina, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on [Nov. 6, 2009], we officially opened the Marina Welcome Center,” Fernandina Beach mayor Susan Steger said in a statement.…more

ABBRA to hold marine-service seminar

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will hold its Marine Service Management program March 28-31 at Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale. The program presents participants with pointers in such non-technical topics as human-resource development, financial controls, customer relations, codes and standards, marketing and sales and more. The program is a prerequisite to obtain…more

Loggerhead Club & Marina adds Florida location

Loggerhead Club & Marina added a new marina in Jupiter to its Florida roster of branded marinas. Formerly known as Jonathan’s Landing Marina, Loggerhead Club & Marina-Jupiter is located within the residential community in a storm-protected harbor that is a short cruise to the Jupiter Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. With the addition of the…more

Georgia marina permit includes tight restrictions

Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee last week issued a marina and dock permit for the state’s largest planned marina complex, but the approval comes with strict conservation conditions. Point Peter LLC, the bankrupt developer of St. Marys’ Cumberland Harbour, a luxury gated community of more than 1,000 homes, received the permit for up to 700…more

Marina owner given tourism award

Craig Perry, general manager of Delin Docks and the Dock Street Marina in Tacoma, Wash., was recognized as the 2009 Tourism Professional of the Year by the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. A former Superfund cleanup site, the Thea Foss Waterway and Dock Street Marina were part of a massive redevelopment and economic revitalization…more

Two Virginia marinas gain Clean Marina designation

The Waterside Marina and Nauticus Marina, both in Norfolk, Va., were recently awarded Clean Marina status. The marinas were the first to receive Clean Marina status since the Clean Marina Program and the Elizabeth River Project’s River Stars Program joined together with the goal of reducing pollution and improving habitat of coastal areas. Waterside and…more

National Marina Day moves to June

June 12 is the new date for National Marina Day. The decision was made after members of the National Marina Day committee thought it would be better to hold it closer to the start of the boating season and away from the worst heat of the summer. Previously, it was held the second Saturday of…more

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

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