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.

Keynote speaker named for ABBRA event

Business relationship expert Don Saracen will present the keynote address at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association second annual Summer Symposium Aug. 2-3 at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Conn. The conference will start with “The Power of 3 C’s” by Saracen, president and founder of Saracen Sales & Marketing. The seminar highlights…more

Interlux debuts new website

Yacht paint manufacturer Interlux launched a new website. The site is designed to make it easier for boat owners and professional paint applicators to choose the right Interlux product, get technical information and support for any paint project. “Much of the information available online about yacht paint is, frankly, pretty boring,” North American marketing manager…more

Sides still apart on expansion plan for R.I. marina

The latest round in the Champlin’s Marina saga came to a close last week as both sides rested their cases over an application to expand the marina in Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. Lawyers for the marina and the town raised numerous objections to a compromise expansion plan offered by Dan Goulet, an engineer for…more

Marinalife honors top marinas

Marinalife named Nantucket Boat Basin in Nantucket, Mass. and Haven Harbour Marina, in Rock Hall, Md. as its best marinas in its 10th anniversary best-marina contest. Nantucket Boat Basin was named Best Transient Marina. Haven Harbour Marina was honored for Best Customer Service. Marinalife’s inaugural poll of boaters reached out to a database of more…more

Florida marina joins Yachting Club of America

Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, Fla., was recently accepted into the Yachting Club of America, the marina announced. Yachting Club of America was formed in 1963 as the first National Association of Yacht Clubs. YCA represents more than 300,000 members and is recognized by Embassies throughout the world. Twin Dolphin Marina customers can now enjoy…more

Maine marina garners Clean Marina designation

The Saxton family of Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in South Harpswell, Maine, recently celebrated the completion of construction in the first phase of major renovations to the facility and their designation as a Maine Clean Marina. “This environmental initiative, protecting our coastal waterways, educating our visitors and making a significant investment in becoming a Clean…more

Miami marina adds more space for large boats

Miami’s 5th Street Marina has expanded by renovating an adjacent shipping yard and now includes six deepwater berths for megayachts or commercial vessels 100 feet or larger. The marina is located on the lower Miami River and includes a boatyard, electronics store and engine shop. The expanded facility doubles the amount of river frontage and…more

Marina offers safe harbor for boats near oil spill

Twin Dolphin Marina, on the Manatee River in Bradenton, Fla., is offering safe harbor to boat owners in the Gulf states and Florida Panhandle who are concerned that the oil spill could harm their vessels. The marina said it will waive its long-term lease commitments and offer annual lease rates on a month-to-month basis for…more

Insurer sues marina over storm damage claim

The owner of Blackjack Cove Marina in Tennessee is being sued by his insurance company, which said he took advantage of a 2009 storm to hook the insurer into millions of dollars worth of renovation costs. However, owner Barton Bagsby said he had invested millions more than the insurer paid out in order to improve…more

National Marina Day is Saturday

The Association of Marina Industries is sponsoring National Marina Day on Saturday, and more than 100 marinas have registered events. The purpose of the day, according to AMI, is to show that marinas play an important role in communities by providing access to the water, protecting the water quality, and “doing good” in the towns…more

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