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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.

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

ABBRA roundtable scheduled in North Carolina

A free roundtable discussion hosted by Bennett Brothers Yachts and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association will be held June 22 in Wilmington, N.C. The workshop will be facilitated by Jack Marrow, director of the North Carolina Marine Trades Association. “These roundtables provide excellent networking opportunities and are extremely valuable for sharing solutions to…more

Marina chain offers storage to avoid Gulf oil spill

Florida’s Loggerhead Club and Marina is offering boaters a chance to get their vessels out of the water and into dry storage safely without signing a lease as concerns grow over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “This oil slick poses a significant threat to any boats left at a wet dock,” the…more

Resort chain gains Clean Marina designation

Forever Resorts announced that four of its marinas recently earned certification from the Clean Marinas California Program. Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina; and Willow Beach Harbor, both at Lake Mohave; as well as Temple Bar Marina; and Callville Bay Marina, both at Lake Mead, are the newest recipients of Clean Marinas California certification. Forever Resorts…more

Megayacht marina passes another hurdle

The future of a proposed $20 million marina in Victoria Harbour on Canada’s Vancouver Island now rests with local officials after the federal government gave its final blessing to the controversial project. The project received a navigable waters permit fromTransport Canada. Two other federal agencies – Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada – have…more

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