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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.

South Carolina marina gains Clean Marina designation

The South Carolina Clean Marina Committee granted Clean Marina certification to Wilson Landing, a part of the Palmetto Bluff development on the May River near Bluffton, S.C. “The committee was impressed with the efforts Wilson Landing has gone through to comply with the Clean Marina standards,” South Carolina Marine Association executive director Suzi DuRant said…more

L.A. marina refitted to host megayachts

Following a $5.5 million transformation, Los Angeles’ Marina Del Rey can now accommodate yachts up to 250 feet and a 15-foot draft. “Del Rey Landing, with its new direct-fill fueling system, is capable of accommodating competitively priced megayacht bunkering and it is one of the few large marinas on the West Coast accessible without the…more

Bank buys Massachusetts marina at auction

The former Holland (Mass.) Sports Marina was sold at auction for $225,000 to the bank that held the mortgage on it. Webster Bank, which posted the high bid, declined to comment on the foreclosure auction, according to The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Mass. The property sits on three-quarters of an acre and features several buildings,…more

Wisconsin names Clean Marinas

Five Wisconsin marinas were recently certified as Clean Marinas by the state. They are The Abbey Marina (Fontana); Gaslight Pointe Marina (Racine); Lakeshore Towers (Racine); Manitowoc Marina; and SkipperBud’s Reefpoint Marina (Racine). The Wisconsin Clean Marina Program certification process was launched in July. There are now nine certified Clean Marinas in the state. “The Clean…more

Bellingham Marine set to revamp California marina

Reconstruction of Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, Calif., which has been held up in permitting for the last few years, is expected to move forward in the spring, according to Bellingham Marine, which is contracted to work on the project. The project calls for the complete replacement of the 1,967-slip marina over four or…more

Marinalife debuts iPhone app

Marinalife recently introduced a new iPhone application giving cruisers, marine enthusiasts and others instant access to up-to-date listings for marinas and services and links to the company’s online reservation service. The app was introduced just before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Marinalife has seen thousands of downloads already, the company said. The Marinalife…more

MRA says conference attendance topped expectations

The Marina Recreation Association reported a significant upswing in attendees and exhibitors at its recent 39th annual Marina Recreation Association Educational Conference and Trade Show. The conference was held Nov. 2-4 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “This conference exceeded expectations in every way,” MRA president Jim Hayes said in a…more

How-to marina guide released

Marina industry veteran Simon Arrol released The Marina Manual, an A-to-Z guide on how to efficiently set up, administer and operate a marina. Arrol headed Camper & Nicholsons Marinas for 16 years and later became a founding director of Island Global Yachting in Dubai. The Marina Manual contains a comprehensive system that has been developed…more

Westrec completes dredging at Florida marina

Westrec Marinas recently completed its monthlong dredging project at Sunrise Harbor Marina in Florida. The marina also has upgraded electrical pedestals, giving yachts additional 208 and 480 3-phase power. These enhancements add considerable megayacht capabilities to marina amenities and accommodations, the company said in a statement. “With an 8.5-foot minimum depth at mean low tide…more

Florida marinas take shark-free pledge

Loggerhead Club & Marina registered all 13 of its Florida locations with the Shark-Free Marina Initiative, which seeks to reduce worldwide shark mortality. A shark-free marina is one that does not allow caught sharks to be brought into its facility for display or slaughter. The organization works with marinas, fishermen and like-minded non-profit groups to…more

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