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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.

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

Marinas International locations add green product line

As part of a commitment to promote cleaner marinas and lakes, Marinas International joined forces with Green Earth Technologies and is embracing the G-Marine and G-Oil line of biodegradable, non-toxic products at its marina facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. “We are always looking for ways to make the outdoor lake and boating experience more…more

Bellingham finishes dock in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bellingham Marine recently built a new public dock on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of a popular Saturday market. Bellingham Marine was awarded a contract in September to build the 200-foot, L-shaped dock. It features Bellingham’s Unifloat concrete system. The wide, stable configuration will accommodate large crowds and provide as much…more

Marinalife names sweepstakes winner

David Siesel is the grand-prize winner of Marinalife’s sweepstakes to celebrate its best marinas contest, in which Nantucket Boat Basin was voted the best transient marina. The sweepstakes generated more than 575 submissions and Siesel won a two-night slip stay at the Nantucket Boat Basin and other prizes valued at $5,000. Siesel has been a…more

Florida marina earns Clean Marina designation

After multimillion-dollar renovations, Palm Harbor Marina was certified as a Clean Marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. To earn the designation, the marina took steps to address critical environmental matters, including sensitive habitat, waste management, storm-water runoff, spill prevention, and hurricane and emergency preparedness. “We went above and beyond the requirements and did…more

Dead anchovies appear in California harbor

Millions of anchovies washed up dead early Tuesday in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., choking the waters in and around dozens of private boat slips in the King Harbor Marina. Local television news footage showed the mass of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the…more

Oklahoma marinas suffer $40 million in snow damage

Heavy snowfall caused an estimated $40 million in damage to marinas and boats at Oklahoma’s Grand Lake, according to reports. As much as 4 feet of snow fell in the area during the first two weeks of the month, the Tulsa World newspaper reported. Tom Benton, a marine surveyor who owns Marine Damage Consultants, estimated…more

Rhode Island marina appeals expansion ruling

Champlin’s Marina, on Rhode Island’s Block Island, asked a state court to reverse the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s decision to block its proposed expansion. The action further extends an eight-year fight to expand 225 feet into the Island’s Great Salt Pond, the Providence Business News newspaper reported. The appeal asserts that Robert Ballou,…more

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