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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.

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Construction finished at Calif. development

Marina construction at the new luxury townhouse development, Esprit, in Marina del Rey, Calif., has been completed by Atlantic-Meeco of McAlester, Okla. The marina has 227 slips ranging from 35 to 70 feet and three amenity platforms of approximately 4,500 square feet that house restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and other services. The marina and platforms…more

Florida marina selling memberships quickly

Jupiter, Fla.-based Jonathan’s Landing Marina converted to a membership marina last fall and has sold out its 75 charter memberships in less than six months. The remaining 195 memberships continue to sell at a rate of 10 to 12 per month, according to marina personnel. Jonathan’s Landing Marina membership program provides a public marina within…more

New River Marina auction Thursday

Auction Co. of America and CB Richard Ellis will auction the New River Marina in Fort Lauderdale Thursday at 2 p.m. The marina declared bankruptcy last year with $19 million in debt.  Unsecured creditors pushed for the auction, while owners Mary and Bob Wickman still hope for a last-minute investor to save the day. “This…more

MIATC selects board of directors

The Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast in Florida elected its board of directors for 2008-09. The newly elected officers are: Marty Laven from the Dockominium Group, president; Steve Haigis, Sebastian Inlet Marina, vice president; Bill Hill, The Harborage Yacht Club and Marina, treasurer; and Tim Grabenbauer of Vero Beach Municipal Marina continues as…more

Marina celebration coming soon

Organizers of this year’s National Marina Day say they are “planning a spectacular day with food, games and music that the whole family can take part in.” Proceeds will benefit Flotilla 29 of Lake Lanier, the Coast Guard’s volunteer auxiliary branch. National Marina Day, which takes place Aug. 9, celebrates the role marinas play in…more

Managers given association’s certified status

Five marina managers have attained the status of Certified Marina Manager through the Association of Marina Industries’ International Marina Institute. They include: Jack Hodge, Irish Boat Shop, Charlexoix, Mich.; Tim Grabenbauer, Vero Beach Municipal Marina, Vero Beach, Fla.; Ted Shaw, Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah, Ga.; Dan McKiernan, Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, United Kingdom, and Pam…more

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Reinventing the marina

BoatClubsAmerica’s boatyard transformations in Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale are helping keep the waterfront accessible BoatClubsAmerica is doing its part to counter the condo confiscation of Florida’s waterfront by transforming old, rundown marinas into modern, country club-type boating centers. Like many industry leaders, BoatClubsAmerica believes Florida’s boating-business future is threatened by the statewide trend toward…more

Interlux offering improvement grants to boaters

Interlux Yacht Finishes is challenging boaters to improve their local waterfront — and will give them financial incentives. The company’s “Waterfront Challenge” will award eight grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to support sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. “Quite simply, Interlux is asking boaters who say they care about the environment to prove it,”…more

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Calif. marina completes makeover

Channel Islands Harbor Marina in Oxnard, Calif., recently completed an extensive renovation project. The original 523-slip marina underwent an extensive renovation to replace deteriorating docks and to update utilities. The new marina boasts 420 Unifloat slips for boats from 24 to 60 feet in length. Additional side tie areas accommodate yachts up to 106 feet…more

National Marina Day debuts blogs, forums

The Association of Marina Industries has provided a new way to participate in National Marina Day on Aug. 9.   Green Community Live has set up a blog and forum for National Marina Day participants to trade ideas and contacts. This is a free service to help spread the word about National Marina Day.  …more

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