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.

IMBC panel: the marketplace for marinas

The 2008 marina market is a good news/bad news story. “Marina operating income held up in 2008,” said Jed Harris, a principal in Marina Sales LLC, of Portland, Maine. “Most people were off just 5 to 10 percent, if they didn’t have a boat sales component.” Harris was part of a panel discussion Monday at…more

AMI certifies 20 marina managers

The Association of Marina Industries made 20 Certified Marina Manager designations Monday at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Of the 20 new CMMs, 11 are from the United States, while three are from Australia, five are from the United Kingdom, and one is from Spain. “We’re delighted the CMM program continues…more

IMBC reports boost in registration

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference expect higher attendance at next week’s event despite the economy. Early registration for IMBC, scheduled for Jan. 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale, has increased 10 percent compared to last year. The Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, co-producers of the event, expect…more

Brewer spending millions on R.I. facilities

Freezing temperatures and a slow economy haven’t stopped Brewer Yacht Yards and Marinas from investing millions in its Rhode Island properties to enhance the boating experience for its clients. The company is investing some $2.3 million in various projects at its Warwick, R.I., marinas, according to a recent story in the Warwick Beacon. This includes…more

East Coast transient traffic dipped last summer

High fuel prices in 2007-2008 led to a decline in transient-boater traffic along the East Coast, according to a survey conducted by Applied Technology & Management. While high fuel costs were felt by boaters everywhere, the impact seems to have been strongest in the South, where 76 percent of marinas reported a decline in transients.…more

IMI discounts training courses

The International Marina Institute is offering a $250 discount on each of its 2009 training courses for those who register by Dec. 31. IMI’s Intermediate Marina Management Course, to be held Feb. 22-26, focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. Attendees will learn about policies and practices that have been successful around the country and…more

SNAME revises ‘Principles of Naval Architecture’

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers released the newest edition of “Principles of Naval Architecture: Strength of Ships and Ocean Structures.” The volume, a revision of the previous chapter four of PNA, addresses several topics of ship strength in greater depth, bringing much of the material up to date and introducing some new…more

Bellingham finishes new Florda marina

Bellingham Marine recently completed the new Naples (Fla.) Bay Resort, which boats its own full service yacht club and 97-slip, full service marina. The state-of-the-art marina offers a fuel dock, in-slip sewage pumpout services, and 50 amp, 110/220 power supply. It accommodates private boats as well as charter boat services for sightseeing and fishing. “Construction…more

Conn. marina upgrading its Web site

Virginia Beach. Va.-based Channel Blade was selected to design a new Web site for Candlewood East Marina Club using eXceleratePro, Channel Blade’s Web site solution. Candlewood East Marina Club is a 24-slip marina in Brookfield, Conn. It also serves as a dealership for Cobalt, Nautiques by Correct Craft and Malibu boats. Channel Blade provides lead…more

Wayne Huizenga Jr. to keynote IMBC in January

Rybovich chairman Wayne Huizenga Jr. will give the keynote presentation at the Jan. 25-28 International Marina & Boatyard Conference. Huizenga, the son of the Miami Dolphins owner, will focus on where the marina industry is headed and how to take marinas into the future. Topics will include the growth of marina management companies, trends in…more

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