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New marina opens in North Carolina

The new Marshes Light Marina is open in Manteo, N.C., giving boaters access to Manteo’s historic waterfront from nearby Shallowbag Bay, Roanoke Sound and beyond. The marina — part of Marshes Light, a new waterfront community of townhouse flats, villas and single-family home sites — has 45 full-service slips completed, with another 113 approved by…more

IMI program set for November

The International Marina Institute will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program Nov. 16-20 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The IMM course is a stepping-stone to IMI’s Advanced Marina Management school, scheduled for the week of Dec. 8. Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course in order to enroll in the AMM school, which in turn…more

IMBC details Fort Lauderdale trip agenda

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference have announced the field trip agenda for the Jan. 25-28 event in Fort Lauderdale. The field trip will feature three marinas in southeast Florida — the Port Condominium, Harbour Towne Marina and Pelican Harbor Marina — and conclude with an evening social and networking event sponsored by…more

IMI offering new training programs

The International Marina Institute has released its 18-month training program and events catalog. This year, IMI is featuring such new programs as a Marina Operator’s Course and a one-day Climate Changes and Storm Preparedness conference. The topic for its annual two-day conference is Applied Technologies in the Marina Industry, scheduled for late 2009. The catalog…more

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Atlantic City boat show starts next week

The Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show, set for Sept. 4-7, will feature more than 700 boats, 16 to 70 feet in length. The hottest new motoryachts, sportfishing yachts, runabouts, walkarounds, center consoles and performance boats will be at Farley State Marina, adjacent to Trump Marina Hotel Casino. Included with a $20 adult admission is a…more

Peer group issues call for papers on sailboats

The Small Craft (Sailing) Technical Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers issued its initial call for papers for the SNAME Journal of Sailboat Technology. The new online, peer-reviewed journal will focus on research achievements and engineering practices, ranging from sailboat systems and sail design to materials and construction methods, weather routing…more

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‘Star’ on the rise marina chain in growth mode

Morningstar’s father-son team wants to own, upgrade and manage as many as 25 properties by 2012 It’s been about four years since Stephen Benson and his son, Dave, ventured into the marina business with their purchase of the 950-member Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman, N.C. And their portfolio of Morningstar marinas keeps getting bigger…more

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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

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