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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.

Maine designates Clean Marina

Trident Yacht Basin, Rockland, Maine’s first designated Clean Marina, will receive its Clean Marina award and flag Tuesday morning during a ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Invited guests include state and municipal officials, legislators and representatives from nearby boatyards and marinas. The Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program is a voluntary compliance…more

New marina to open in Arizona

Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club will hold its grand opening this weekend. Located on Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Ariz., the marina offers wet slips for boats to 60 feet and dry boat storage, as well as rentals, including pontoons, fishing boats, ski boats and kayaks. An electric tram takes guests and their gear from the…more

Film crews use Puerto Rico marina as backdrop

For the second time in a little more than a month, The Yacht Club Palmas Del Mar in Puerto Rico was used as a backdrop for film crews capturing Puerto Rico for the big and small screen. The first was a Lifetime Network production titled “One Hot Summer,” which is slated to air on the…more

ABBRA releases new edition of boatyard guide

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association released the third edition of its Boatyard and Marina Operators Manual, now renamed the Boatyard Resource Guide. The guide, last updated in 1996, contains 140 full-color pages of ideas, best practices and resources on a variety of subjects relevant to the skillful operation of a marine service and…more

Bellingham Marine completes $1.4M renovation

Swantown Marina in Washington’s Port of Olympia recently completed a $1.4 million renovation project. The project included the replacement of all wood walers, rub boards, hardware, and deficient weldments. Supplemental flotation was installed to regain original freeboard and to level fingers and walkways. Utilities were improved and selected float modules were resurfaced. “Some of the…more

ABBRA details IBEX boatyard tour

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association released an interactive e-brochure detailing its upcoming Boatyard Tour and Roundtable, scheduled to follow the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Oct. 14-16 in Miami. The Boatyard Tour and Roundtable provides attendees with an in-depth look at eight marine service and repair facilities, complete with daily analyses facilitated by…more

Marina owner to chair local chamber of commerce

David Miller, owner of Cannons Marina on Longboat Key, Fla., was named chairman of the Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce. Miller is the longest continuing member of the chamber and is the second generation of his family to hold the chairman position. Miller’s father, Paul Miller, joined the chamber…more

Maryland names new Clean Marinas

Twelve Maryland marinas were presented with Governor’s Citation awards recently for being certified as Clean Marinas. “Every Marylander has a role in helping to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a statement. “I want to commend these business owners for making a significant contribution to this…more

SNAME will hold meeting in Providence, R.I.

The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers will host its 2009 annual meeting and expo Oct. 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. “With an expanded range of technical paper topics, more continuing education courses and new panel discussions, we believe SNAME 2009 will be even more productive for attendees,” said Nancy Ostin,…more

Applications sought for Marina of the Year

Marinas are being encouraged to apply for the 2009 National Marina Day Marina of the Year Award. This year’s celebration is set for Aug. 8. The award is given to the marina that best promotes marinas as gateways to the boating experience and exemplifies stewardship of the environment in their local community. Award winners receive…more

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