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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.

SkipperBud’s gets new deal with Florida marina

SkipperBud’s was awarded a five-year management contract, with a five-year renewal option, for the Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona Beach, Fla. SkipperBud’s, the marina management affiliate of Skipper Marine Development Inc., has managed the Halifax Harbor Marina for the last 10 years. The previous management contract expired earlier this year and, as required by law,…more

West Basin named 110th Clean Marina in Maryland

The West Basin Marina at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station recently became the 110th Clean Marina certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We have wanted this designation for a long time,” said Francisco Pace, manager of West Basin Marina, in a statement. “This is the direction the Navy as a whole is…more

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Maintain an even keel

The message from Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale is to build up discipline, cash during slow periods “This, too, shall pass,” says John Clark, referring to the current slump in the boating industry. “It will pass.”Clark, 70, ought to know. He’s president of the 70-slip Lauderdale Marina, celebrating its 60th year in business in Fort…more

Brewer donates to ABBRA relief fund

Brewer Yacht Yards has donated $1,000 to the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s Disaster Relief Fund. The fund gives awards to employees of ABBRA-member facilities who have suffered loss because of natural disasters. The fund was created in 2004 in response to a fire at Crosby Yacht Yard in Osterville, Mass. Money also has…more

IMI adds Charleston to training locations

The International Marina Institute has added Charleston, S.C., to its list of course locations. Beginning Feb. 22, 2009, IMI will begin its spring training calendar at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, which also will host IMI’s Advanced Marina Management and Intermediate Marina Management courses. In addition, IMI’s new course offering, the Marina Operators Course,…more

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EXCLUSIVE: Firsthand report from Texas on Hurricane Ike

Chris Landry, senior reporter for Trade Only and Soundings magazines, is in Galveston, Texas, with a BoatU.S. Marine Insurance Catastrophe Field Team reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Look for his dispatches over the next several days. A full report will appear in the November issue of Trade Only. The stench of the sun-baked…more

New marina opens in North Carolina

The new Marshes Light Marina is open in Manteo, N.C., giving boaters access to Manteo’s historic waterfront from nearby Shallowbag Bay, Roanoke Sound and beyond. The marina — part of Marshes Light, a new waterfront community of townhouse flats, villas and single-family home sites — has 45 full-service slips completed, with another 113 approved by…more

IMI program set for November

The International Marina Institute will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program Nov. 16-20 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The IMM course is a stepping-stone to IMI’s Advanced Marina Management school, scheduled for the week of Dec. 8. Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course in order to enroll in the AMM school, which in turn…more

IMBC details Fort Lauderdale trip agenda

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference have announced the field trip agenda for the Jan. 25-28 event in Fort Lauderdale. The field trip will feature three marinas in southeast Florida — the Port Condominium, Harbour Towne Marina and Pelican Harbor Marina — and conclude with an evening social and networking event sponsored by…more

IMI offering new training programs

The International Marina Institute has released its 18-month training program and events catalog. This year, IMI is featuring such new programs as a Marina Operator’s Course and a one-day Climate Changes and Storm Preparedness conference. The topic for its annual two-day conference is Applied Technologies in the Marina Industry, scheduled for late 2009. The catalog…more

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