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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.

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FLIBS 2011: Interlux names Waterfront Challenge winner

FORT LAUDERDALE — In a ceremony held Friday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean received a $20,000 check from Interlux as the national winner of the 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge. Five other organizations also received checks of $4,500 each as the regional winners of the 2011 Waterfront…more

FLIBS 2011: Westrec touts new Chicago marina

FORT LAUDERDALE — Chicago may be hundreds of miles and many degrees removed from South Florida, but Westrec Marinas was at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to tout its new marina, which is scheduled to open next spring in the Windy City. With 1,000 planned slips and space for yachts up to 200 feet,…more

Florida marina owner seeks deal with city

Officials will once again try to work out an agreement with a local businessman who wants to open a marina near downtown Flagler Beach in Florida. The City Commission will consider settling a long flap with marina owner Howard Sklar, who is suing Flagler Beach over laws he says make it impossible for him to…more

Bellingham Marine finishes California marina project

Bellingham Marine recently completed the rebuilding of California’s Cabrillo Way Marina near Los Angeles. The new marina features a 39-acre deep-water basin with 41 acres of planned landside amenities. Extensive excavation and dredge work allowed engineers to more than double the size of the original basin and expand the marina’s berths from 520 to 700.…more

ABBRA unveils certification program in California

With the goal of maintaining the highest operational standards at California’s marine new-build and repair facilities, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association is launching a boatyard certification program for the state. The Clean Maritime Facility Program, a voluntary effort, will provide a multilevel evaluation process by which the dozens of boatyards throughout California will…more

Bellingham Marine joins immigration compliance program

Bellingham Marine entered into a two-year agreement earlier this month with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to participate in a voluntary program that promotes compliance to prevent the hiring or continued employment of people who are not authorized to work in the United States. As part of the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employees, Bellingham…more

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Brewer marina takes part in Leukemia Cup Regatta

This weekend’s Leukemia Cup Regatta off the Connecticut shoreline on Long Island Sound raised more than $65,000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Rives Potts, general manager of Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook,…more

Florida megayacht complex moves closer to reality

A waiver allowing for the development of a megayacht facility on Watson Island in South Florida won approval from the Florida Cabinet. Now the long-planned project goes to Miami city commissioners for final approval. If the facility is approved, the Flagstone Development Group hopes to break ground on its Island Gardens project in the first…more

Maine dealer recognized for workplace quality

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management recently named Port Harbor Marine as one of the 40 best places to work in the state. All of the companies will be recognized at an awards banquet in October, and at that time they will find out how they ranked on the list.…more

Camper & Nicholsons expands into Asia

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas reached an agreement with First Eastern Investment Group, a pioneer of direct investments in China, to develop the marina sector in China and Asia. Camper & Nicholsons recently designed four marinas in China and is working on several other projects that include long-term management agreements in what has become the world’s…more

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