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.

Senate recognizes National Marina Day

The U.S. Senate approved a resolution designating Aug. 8 as National Marina Day. This resolution supports the goals of National Marina Day and urges America’s marinas to continue to serve as environmentally friendly gateways to boating. The resolution was sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and co-sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; Sen. Russell Feingold,…more

Sponsors sign on for ABBRA symposium field trips

Interlux Yacht Finishes and Awlgrip North America are sponsoring a special field trip during the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association’s first Summer Symposium Networking & Social Event, scheduled for Aug. 3-4 in Newport, R.I. The field trip offers attendees private tours of three major New England boatbuilding and repair facilities: Hinckley Yacht Services, Newport…more

ABBRA roundtable set for Aug. 25 in Maine

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and The Landing School are teaming up to host a free regional roundtable discussion Aug. 25 at the school’s campus in Arundel, Maine. The event is open to ABBRA members and non-members. ABBRA’s regional roundtables offer a chance for similar marinas, boatyards and boatbuilding and repair businesses to…more

Bellingham holding photo contest for marina calendar

Bellingham Marine invites the public to participate in the company’s annual calendar photo contest. Selected photos will be featured in the company’s 2010 calendar. Winners will also receive a $100 cash award. The annual company calendar, originally created in celebration of Bellingham Marine’s 50th anniversary, is distributed worldwide to marina operators, engineers, boaters and other…more

Illinois marina gearing up for National Marina Day

North Point Marina, in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., is planning a number of activities in celebration of National Marina Day Aug. 8. “Now, more than ever, Americans need clean, safe and relaxing locations at which to spend their leisure time,” harbormaster Roger Mellem said in a statement. “National Marina Day reminds our customers and our community…more

Barbour River Yacht Club named Clean Marina

Barbour River Yacht Club was recently named a Clean Marina by the State of Georgia. Unlike other Georgia marinas with this designation, Barbour River Yacht Club is a membership marina whose members pay an annual fee to use the launching, recreational and storage facilities. Owners John and Bunny Underwood sold their boat dealership/boatyard, Lockwood Marine, two years…more

Report details state of U.S. marinas

First Research created a new report on the U.S. marina industry. Key topics covered in the report include an industry overview, quarterly industry update, business challenges, trends and opportunities, financial information, an industry forecast, a Web site and media links. According to the report’s executive summary, there are about 4,300 commercial marinas, excluding private yacht…more

Michigan names six more clean marinas

Six Michigan facilities were certified as Michigan Clean Marinas, bringing the number of certified marinas in the state to 30. The newly certified marinas are Algonac Harbour Club in Algonac; Lac La Belle State Harbor in Lac La Belle; Copper Harbor State Dock in Copper Harbor; Eagle Harbor State Dock in Eagle Harbor; Cedar River…more

Halsey Herreshoff will keynote ABBRA event

Renowned sailor and naval architect Halsey Herreshoff will be the keynote speaker at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association’s first Summer Symposium networking and social event. The symposium will be held Aug. 3-4 at the historic OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, R.I. “Those who own and work in the repair, service and boatbuilding industry, and…more

MRA now offers monthly e-newsletter

The Marina Recreation Association is converting most of its monthly newsletters to an electronic format to provide better access to news, events and useful information to the marina industry. Of the 12 planned newsletters per year, 11 will be distributed via e-mail and a Year in Review magazine will be printed and distributed by regular…more

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