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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.

Seattle Yacht Club celebrates 100 years

The Seattle Yacht Club was honored Wednesday night as one of only 49 state corporations filed in 1909 that is still in existence. The club’s commodore Larry McCarthy was presented with the Century Corporation Certificate by Washington secretary of state Sam Reed, and a slide presentation about the organization’s first 30 years followed. McCarthy presides…more


Marinas: last hit and least hurt

Their strong position before the downturn may have been a factor in helping them weather the storm As most of the recreational marine industry struggles through perhaps its worst economic decline ever, one important segment has seemed practically immune – the marina business. Through much of 2008, while sales of new and used boats, accessories…more

SNAME hands out awards

Four individuals were recognized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for their contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal was given to Robert D. Somerville, chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping. In his position, Somerville has created many new job opportunities for naval…more

Electronic navigation, paper guide groups team up

Rose Point Navigation Systems announced a partnership with Atlantic Cruising Club to offer Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guides to Marinas within Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer navigation software. This is the first time an independent marina guide publisher and electronic navigation software producer have collaborated to make vital planning information easily available in an electronic format that…more

New Key West charter to debut

Capt. Ted Lund, former editor of Salt Water Sportsman, is launching a new charter fishing destination for Over Under Sportfishing in Key West, Fla. The location will feature four boats, including a 46-foot Whiticar named Pretty Work, a tournament-rigged vessel that offers anglers a chance to tackle big game fish such as wahoo, tuna, and…more

Former MLB pitcher to keynote conference

The Marina Recreation Association announced former major league baseball pitcher Dave Stewart will be keynote speaker at the 38th annual MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show to be held at Harrah’s in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Once known for his searing fastballs that earned him the nickname “Smoke,” Stewart now works as a motivational speaker.…more

Bellingham completes Lauderdale Marina renovation

One of Florida’s oldest marinas was upgraded with the addition of a new section of Unifloat concrete floating dock, Bellingham Marine reports. The Lauderdale Marina, originally opened in 1948 and located near the famous 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale, selected Bellingham Marine to provide the fueling facility for the first phase of work in…more

Massachusetts town expands marine center

The town of Scituate, Mass., is dedicating its new maritime center Oct. 15, following five years of work to create a larger marina, boat storage facility and a park/trail area for water access. Scituate purchased about 3.2 acres – including the last remaining boatyard and open space in its harbor – years ago, Howie Kreutzberg,…more

SNAME selects marketing group

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers chose Home Port Marine Marketing to provide publicity and promotion services for the society’s membership programs, publications and events. SNAME is an international non-profit technical society whose members are dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding, ocean engineering and marine engineering. Home…more


Bellingham completes California marina renovation

Bellingham Marine of Bellingham, Wash., recently completed the $8 million renovation of Balboa Marina in Newport Beach, Calif. The marina, which celebrated its reopening Aug. 1, now features accommodations for boats from 20 to 60 feet. The facility, which was built in 1964, was completely rebuilt, from the parking lot to the seawall railing system,…more

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