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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.

Celebrating National Marina Day

The Association of Marina Industries says it’s not too early to start planning for National Marina Day, set this year for Aug. 8. AMI can assist companies and organizations in preparing for National Marina Day by providing templates for press releases, advertisements, invitations, proclamations and more. AMI has listings of partner organizations that want to…more

Presenters wanted for IMI conference

The International Marina Institute is looking for presentations for its Emerging Applied Technologies Conference, scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale. The conference will cover the latest in technologies, “green” products and current trends in the marine industry. Attendees will include international marina industry professionals, Certified Marina Managers, and marina owners and operators, as well…more

Higher lake level puts marina back in place

Following spring rains that raised the level of California’s Lake Shasta, the floating concrete Marina at Jones Valley Resort was moved back to its home port location last week. The 2,000-foot long, 70-slip marina was pushed and pulled by houseboats and workboats at a speed of a quarter-mile per hour. “Moving a marina of this…more

Saxon to keynote Marina Mile 84 Association gathering

Marine industry consultant Bob Saxon will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Marina Mile 84 Association of Fort Lauderdale. Saxon’s presentation, “Positioning and Planning For Your Company to Survive and Thrive as the Market Recycles,” will offer dynamic strategies for staying afloat in this difficult market. The breakfast meeting will be held…more

ValvTect picks Marina of the Year

ValvTect Petroleum recently recognized Bayport Marina of Bayport, Minn., as its 2008 ValvTect Marina of the Year. “Our goal is to provide our [more than] 200 slip holders a clean, pleasant and environmentally friendly place to enjoy their boating activities,” Bayport Marina general manager Marshall Nowlin said in a statement. “Having ValvTect Marine gasoline at…more

Island Global Yachting will manage Croatian marina

Island Global Yachting and Nautical Center Prgin, one of Croatia’s leading marine industry companies, finalized a joint-venture agreement and released plans for development of the marina. Renovations will include the addition of 65 megayacht berths to the existing 350 wet slips, transforming the facility into the new Mandalina Marina & Yacht Club — Croatia’s first…more

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Q&A James L. Frye Westrec executive, AMI chairman and president

James L. Frye is vice president of business development and acquisitions for Encino, Calif.-based Westrec Marinas. As the world’s largest owner/operator of marinas and marine-related businesses, Westrec provides professional management services to its properties, affiliates and clients around the world. Founded in 1987, Westrec manages both fresh- and saltwater marina facilities, handling a wide array…more

Charleston marina receives design award

The Charleston (S.C.) City Marina received the PIANC 2009 Jack Nichol Award for outstanding marina design. According to the award letter, “The jury considered that Charleston City Marina best represented the technical, functional, aesthetic and environmental award criteria.” Applied Technology & Management assisted in the 10-year redevelopment of the marina, which resulted in enhanced facilities…more

Florida marina gets three ‘Clean’ designations

Sebastian Inlet Marina was recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection this week as a Clean Marina, Clean Boatyard and Clean Marine Retailer. Sebastian is the second facility in Florida to receive all three distinctions, according to a report in TCPalm.com. Three blue DEP flags were hoisted up the marina’s flagpole earlier this week…more

IMBC seeks 2010 presentations

Producers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference are seeking presentations for next year’s event. IMBC’s coordinators are looking for presentations pertinent to IMBC’s audience, which includes internationally acclaimed marina-industry professionals, Certified Marina Managers, potential Certified Marina Managers, other marina operators, boat repairers, and more. Presentations can be designed for all levels of experience —…more

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