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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.

Michigan marinas receive ‘Clean’ designation

Three Michigan facilities were recently named Clean Marinas, bringing the number of marinas with that designation in the state to 24. The marinas are Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Village of Elk Rapids; Linwood Beach Marina, Linwood; and Woodland Marina LLC, Brighton. Each participated in workshops to learn about best-management practices, conducted self-evaluations, implemented improvements, and underwent…more

Developer buys two Keys marinas

Summit Development, a diversified real estate development company with offices in North Palm Beach, Fla., acquired two marina properties in the Florida Keys – Mangrove Marina in Tavernier and Sombrero Resort and Marina in Marathon. Summit, which is planning extensive renovations to the properties, acquired the two sites from Sun Vest Communities, the successor to…more

Service center opens on the Cape Fear

Gregory Poole Marine recently opened a new service facility at coastal North Carolina’s Southport Marina near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. In addition to being an authorized service provider for Caterpillar, Mercury, Mercruiser, Crusader, Yamaha, Honda, Volkswagen and others, the new service center offer an array of capabilities for vessels from 20 feet…more

ABBRA regional event set for June

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and Bennett Brothers Yachts will host a free regional roundtable discussion June 8 at the company’s Wilmington, N.C., headquarters. The roundtable, open to both ABBRA members and non-members, will allow similar marinas, boatyards, and boatbuilding and repair businesses to discuss common problems and solutions within the marine industry.…more

San Jose waterfront about to see revitalization

For the first time in a quarter-century, San Jose, Calif.’s waterfront is about to reopen to boats. The Mercury News reports Santa Clara County supervisors are scheduled to vote April 21 to put out for bid a $2.7 million project to build a concrete boat ramp, along with parking for 26 vehicles and boat trailers,…more

Registration under way for National Marina Day

Online registration is now available for marinas holding events Aug. 8 to celebrate National Marina Day. The goals of registration are to determine how many marinas hold National Marina Day events, for participating marinas to share tips or work together on an event, and for the media to have access to participants as they plan…more

Florida marina groundbreaking set for Friday

Palm Harbor Marina officials are breaking ground Friday on a new multimillion-dollar facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., that they say will help fuel the local economy and bring permanent jobs to the area. The marina, scheduled for completion this fall, will be able to host hundreds of boats from 60 feet to more than…more

Celebrating National Marina Day

The Association of Marina Industries says it’s not too early to start planning for National Marina Day, set this year for Aug. 8. AMI can assist companies and organizations in preparing for National Marina Day by providing templates for press releases, advertisements, invitations, proclamations and more. AMI has listings of partner organizations that want to…more

Presenters wanted for IMI conference

The International Marina Institute is looking for presentations for its Emerging Applied Technologies Conference, scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale. The conference will cover the latest in technologies, “green” products and current trends in the marine industry. Attendees will include international marina industry professionals, Certified Marina Managers, and marina owners and operators, as well…more

Higher lake level puts marina back in place

Following spring rains that raised the level of California’s Lake Shasta, the floating concrete Marina at Jones Valley Resort was moved back to its home port location last week. The 2,000-foot long, 70-slip marina was pushed and pulled by houseboats and workboats at a speed of a quarter-mile per hour. “Moving a marina of this…more

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