Porto Montenegro expects to complete an expansion that will nearly double the marina’s available berths from 245 to 430 by this summer.
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.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ International Marinas Group is helping emerging markets around the world to plan marinas and infrastructure that will support recreational boating. “The mission of our marina group is to go places that have emerging markets and help with planning,” Gary Groenewold of Westrec Marinas, who is a part of…more
Ben Eoin Marina, a non-profit Nova Scotia marina that was in planning and construction for four years during a collaborative effort with Structurmarine, sold out immediately after its opening. “We had little or no experience” with marina planning, Ben Eoin Marina chairman and president Robert Sampson said in a statement. “We needed to find partners…more
Marinalife announced the winners of the fourth annual Best Marina Contest 2013. Saybrook Point Marina, Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook, Conn., won Best Transient Marina, and River Dunes in Oriental, N.C., was given the award for Best Customer Service. Saybrook Point Marina, located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, can accommodate vessels as…more
Active Interest Media announced that its Marine Group created a partnership with Marinalife to create a new all-access membership program dedicated to enhancing the cruising lifestyle. The official launch of the Cruising Club, powered by Marinalife, will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. “This…more
Conanicut Marine Services, Rhode Island’s newest Clean Marina, is going solar. The Jamestown-based business will “flip the switch” to solar Monday during a breakfast celebration. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, community leaders and members of the public will be at the Taylor Point boatyard to see the unveiling of the yard’s new addition, the company announced. Attendees…more
The South Jersey Marina received a 2013 beautification award from the Cape May Chamber of Commerce in honor of the marina’s rebound after a fire that preceded Hurricane Sandy. In August 2012, the marina suffered a major fire that not only destroyed its restaurant and yacht sales office, but also rendered most other marina offices,…more
Marinas International was awarded a management contract for the Bradenton Boat Club on Florida’s west coast. The boat club is a drystack facility on the Intracoastal Waterway with the capacity to serve more than 300 boating customers. In addition to rack and slip storage, the club offers amenities such as watercraft rental, brokerage, boat detailing,…more
The Foundation for Environmental Education, an international non-profit and non-governmental organization, awarded a Blue Flag to Bimini Sands Marina on South Bimini in the Bahamas. The Blue Flag is a voluntary “eco-label” that is awarded to marinas around the world based on their compliance with 24 criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental…more
Online marine collaborative My-Villages added four Boat Village Innovation Partners in Florida and Massachusetts. Boat Village Innovation Partners are companies that My-Villages said are committed to leveraging technology to improve how they connect, communicate and collaborate with customers. The latest additions are Boat Yard Services, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; North Atlantic Marine Services, of…more