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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.

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

ABBRA members invited to roundtable discussions

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association; Bennett Brothers Yachts, of  Wilmington, N.C.; and Bristol Marine, of Bristol, R.I. are collectively hosting free regional roundtable discussions on June 22 and June 29. The regional roundtables are open to ABBRA members and non-members. Roundtables offer a chance for similar marinas, boatyards and boatbuilding and repair businesses…more

Tornado levels Oklahoma marina

More than 200 boats were damaged Monday in a tornado that leveled a marina in Norman, Okla. Bob Davis has owned the Little River Marina on Lake Thunderbird for 21 years. He said the marina was worth about $2 million. “It was a direct hit,” he told The Oklahoman newspaper Tuesday morning. “The whole marina…more

Fight continues over marina expansion

The battle over expanding Champlin’s Marina on Rhode Island’s Block Island is about to resume. The Coastal Resources Management Council, the state agency that first began considering Champlin’s expansion plans more than seven years ago, has scheduled a new hearing for Tuesday, with a second hearing scheduled for May 27, the Providence Journal reports. The…more

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