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.

Two marinas suffer weekend damage

A marina in Missouri suffered minor damage from one of the multiple tornados that hit the Midwest over the weekend. According to the News-Leader, a tornado with a strength measured at the Enhanced Fujita Scale minimum EF-0 touched down at Table Rock State Park marina. The structural damage was limited to a few metal roof…more

Boat hauling route is far from direct

A Florida columnist has suggested a protected boat haul route for Martin County to avoid tangles with power lines on local roads – and driving up the cost for both the yard and boat owner. Rich Campbell, who writes for TCPalm.com, a news site covering Florida’s Treasure Coast and Palm Beach, wrote in a column…more

N.J. marina to host grand opening event this weekend

Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, N.J., will hold the grand opening of its new Marine Center this weekend. The celebration starts Friday and includes boat rides, raffles and other activities, as well as a series of seminars. Speakers include staff members in charge of operations, engines, rigging and electronics, in addition to a representative…more

Marina faces costly forced move of boat storage

A Texas marina is facing a $350,000 price tag to move a section of its drystack boat storage away from land that is being used by the state highway department. According to TheFacts.com, the building in Freeport, Texas, encroaches 22 feet onto land used as an easement for the state-maintained Pine Street bridge. However, the…more

Authorities say marina employee stole $243,000

Jody Lovejoy, a longtime employee of Fish Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., was charged with grand theft and fraud for allegedly embezzling more than $243,000 from the owners of the marina. Marina owner Alva Durrett said Lovejoy, 51, worked there for 23 years and was a good friend, according to a news report…more

Megayacht project causes controversy

The developers of a proposed $20 million, 52-slip marina for megayachts in British Columbia’s Victoria Harbor went on the offensive last week against a backlash from opponents. The Vancouver Sun reports local developer Bob Evans and partners from Western Asset Management Development Group spoke at a press conference last Friday. Supporters say the venture would…more

Marinalife offers discounts on Wi-Fi

Marinalife, the online concierge and trip planning service, is partnering with Beacon Wi-Fi, a supplier of wireless Internet to marinas along the East Coast. Marinalife boater members will receive a 20 percent discount off Beacon Wi-Fi services as new subscribers. In addition, Marinalife member marinas will receive a 30 percent discount off the Beacon Wi-Fi…more

Wildfire threatens 320-slip marina

An out-of-control wildfire burned about 60 acres and destroyed three buildings at the Great Salt Lake Marina in Salt Lake City. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the blaze began at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday south of Interstate 80 and by 2:45 p.m. had moved across the interstate to the marina. Click here for the full…more

Puget Sound marina overhaul nears completion

The remodeling of the Des Moines Marina on Puget Sound in Des Moines, Wash., could be finished a few months ahead of schedule. According to the Highline Times newspaper, the original completion date was set for early 2011, but despite some setbacks last fall developers are looking to complete the $5.4 million refit by Thanksgiving.…more

South Carolina plans industrial marine park

Several local and regional groups are working to establish an industrial marine park near Bucksport Marina in the Conway, S.C., area. Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, Santee Cooper, Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp. have joined together on the project. Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority’s contribution to the industrial…more

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