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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.

Former Trump marina to undergo upgrade

The 640-slip Sen. Frank S. Farley State Marina in Atlantic City, N.J., has seen better times, but the company that has taken over operations is promising upgrades that will restore the marina’s appearance and reputation. Landry’s Inc., a Houston-based company, inherited the management lease for the Farley marina when it completed its $38 million purchase…more

Opponents fight Mid-Atlantic marina construction

A legal challenge is delaying the construction of a marina with space for 24 boats on the Little Assawoman Bay near the Maryland-Delaware state line. In January, the Lighthouse View Condominium Association received permission from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to build docks; however, that decision was appealed to the Delaware…more

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A focus on the personal touch

E-mails, newsletters and social media are all in the mix for Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina Treat every customer like they’re the only customer. That philosophy is ingrained in the culture at Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina, says general manager Joe Lewis. Whether it’s immediately addressing a problem or just helping a customer…more

Marinalife offers updated fuel prices online

As peak cruising season nears, Marinalife, an online boating concierge and reservation service, announced updates to its fuel price locator, which provides current fuel prices from marinas throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Partner marinas have the ability to log in and update their marina’s fuel prices so that boaters have access to current…more

Virginia adds two Clean Marinas

Two Virginia marinas recently earned Clean Marina designations. The Chesapeake Boat Basin was awarded a Clean Marina designation on May 10, making it one of five Clean Marinas in Lancaster County, but the only one in Kilmarnock. Owners Clay and Lisa Holcomb recently improved their amenities and expanded their capacity. The boat basin has a…more

ABBRA conference includes boatyard tours

Interlux Yacht Finishes and Awlgrip North America are sponsoring the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association field trip during the group’s annual conference, set for July 18-19 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Bedford, Mass. The field trip offers those who attend the conference a group lunch and private tours of four major…more

Bellingham Marine holds calendar photo contest

Bellingham Marine announced its fifth annual calendar photo contest. The company will accept photos from now through the end of August. They must be received by an Aug. 31 deadline to qualify for the 2012 contest. Submitted photos must be of marinas built by Bellingham Marine or its Middle East licensee, Septech, or feature one…more

Marinalife launches summer-photo contest

Marinalife announced the start of its second annual Summer Photo Contest. Members are encouraged to submit their favorite photos for the following three categories: Best Photo of Owner or Friends on a Boat; Best Pet Photo; and Best Sunset Photo. The contest is open for submissions through Aug. 15. Winners will be announced in the…more

Bellingham Marine completes California dock project

Residents of Coronado Cay’s development, Trinidad Village, in Southern California recently traded in their 35-year-old docks for modern concrete floating docks, according to Bellingham Marine, which worked on the project. Plans called for a complete overhaul, including new docks and anchoring, upgraded utilities and a new layout. The new configuration privatized each of the individual…more

Kentucky marina sold at auction

Cave Springs Marina, on Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland, was recently sold at auction for more than $2 million. “We’re with state dock, we own the state dock, we have 98 percent occupancy. I think the existing marina has closer to 40 percent. We’d like to grow that quite a bit,” Michael Bernard, who had the winning…more

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