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.

Yacht club, boat owner battle over ice cubes

It began as a minor spat between a boat owner and one of Sydney’s most exclusive yacht clubs – over a couple of bags of ice cubes. But a year later, Nicholas Tsoukaris and the Royal Motor Yacht Club are facing off in New South Wales Supreme Court. The club expelled Tsoukaris last year after…more

Gasoline thefts popping up at Massachusetts marinas

With gas selling for about $5 a gallon at Massachusetts’ South Shore marinas, local authorities say thieves have started going for the large gasoline containers that some boat owners leave on deck, rather than fishing gear and marine electronics. Harbormasters and marina managers say on-the-water thefts are still fairly uncommon, but the incidents they now…more

Voting under way for top marinas

Marinalife, an online concierge service for boaters, announced the opening of online voting for its 2011 Best Marinas Contest. Voting is open through Oct. 15 on its website, and Marinalife members and boaters are invited to vote for the Best Transient Marina and the Marina with the Best Customer Service. In 2010 the Nantucket Boat…more

ABBRA hands out annual awards

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association recently presented six awards at its annual conference. The awards included: • The Dennis Snow President’s Award, which is given annually to the individual or organization that makes a significant and lasting contribution to improving the state of the boatyard industry was presented to Neal Ross. • The…more

Deadline nears for Interlux grant applications

The deadline for 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge grant applications is Aug. 31 and the company recently released a commercial, airing on Ship Shape TV, designed to encourage community organizations to apply. Ship Shape TV is a weekly half-hour boat improvement “how-to” television series. The program airs nationally on Comcast, Fox Sports Net College, Tuff-TV and…more

SkipperBud’s opens Michigan marina store

SkipperBud’s and Grand Isle Marina are joining forces, the companies announced. Grand Isle, in Grand Haven, Mich., and SkipperBud’s consolidated operations to offer consumers a superstore. New and used boats from 16 to 100 feet will be available at the Grand Isle sales location. Skipper Bud’s has 20 locations, serving boaters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan,…more

Bellingham Marine honored for work on Alaskan harbor project

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ coastal institute recently announced the winners of its 2011 Project Excellence Awards and recognized Bellingham Marine in the large project category. Bellingham was honored for its work on the St. Paul Small Boat Harbor project on St. Paul Island in Alaska. The project, which involved the construction of a…more

Marinalife offers free cruising updates

Online concierge service Marinalife added navigation notices free for boaters, giving them regular updates on regional cruising areas. To offer the service, Marinalife partnered with Chuck Baier, who maintains waterway updates and summarizes them as e-mail alerts for Marinalife members. In addition to providing navigation updates, Baier is a contributing writer to Marinalife magazine and…more

Maryland marina gains Clean Marina designation

Tome’s Landing Marina in Port Deposit is the newest Maryland Clean Marina, certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The marina joins 145 facilities that have adopted a significant portion of recommendations from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook and passed a site inspection. The department oversees the Clean Marina Initiative, a voluntary program that…more

Virginia marina gains Clean Marina status

Virginia’s Windmill Point Marina recently received a Clean Marina designation. The marina, which has 96 slips, is in White Stone, Va., on the western side of Chesapeake Bay. Harbormaster David Dudley said staying committed to the Clean Marina program was an easy decision. “We want to stay competitive, and maintaining Clean Marina status is one…more

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