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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.

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

Two marinas suffer weekend damage

A marina in Missouri suffered minor damage from one of the multiple tornados that hit the Midwest over the weekend. According to the News-Leader, a tornado with a strength measured at the Enhanced Fujita Scale minimum EF-0 touched down at Table Rock State Park marina. The structural damage was limited to a few metal roof…more

Boat hauling route is far from direct

A Florida columnist has suggested a protected boat haul route for Martin County to avoid tangles with power lines on local roads – and driving up the cost for both the yard and boat owner. Rich Campbell, who writes for TCPalm.com, a news site covering Florida’s Treasure Coast and Palm Beach, wrote in a column…more

N.J. marina to host grand opening event this weekend

Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, N.J., will hold the grand opening of its new Marine Center this weekend. The celebration starts Friday and includes boat rides, raffles and other activities, as well as a series of seminars. Speakers include staff members in charge of operations, engines, rigging and electronics, in addition to a representative…more

Marina faces costly forced move of boat storage

A Texas marina is facing a $350,000 price tag to move a section of its drystack boat storage away from land that is being used by the state highway department. According to TheFacts.com, the building in Freeport, Texas, encroaches 22 feet onto land used as an easement for the state-maintained Pine Street bridge. However, the…more

Authorities say marina employee stole $243,000

Jody Lovejoy, a longtime employee of Fish Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., was charged with grand theft and fraud for allegedly embezzling more than $243,000 from the owners of the marina. Marina owner Alva Durrett said Lovejoy, 51, worked there for 23 years and was a good friend, according to a news report…more

Megayacht project causes controversy

The developers of a proposed $20 million, 52-slip marina for megayachts in British Columbia’s Victoria Harbor went on the offensive last week against a backlash from opponents. The Vancouver Sun reports local developer Bob Evans and partners from Western Asset Management Development Group spoke at a press conference last Friday. Supporters say the venture would…more

Marinalife offers discounts on Wi-Fi

Marinalife, the online concierge and trip planning service, is partnering with Beacon Wi-Fi, a supplier of wireless Internet to marinas along the East Coast. Marinalife boater members will receive a 20 percent discount off Beacon Wi-Fi services as new subscribers. In addition, Marinalife member marinas will receive a 30 percent discount off the Beacon Wi-Fi…more

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