Organizers of this year’s National Marina Day say they are “planning a spectacular day with food, games and music that the whole family can take part in.” Proceeds will benefit Flotilla 29 of Lake Lanier, the Coast Guard’s volunteer auxiliary branch. National Marina Day, which takes place Aug. 9, celebrates the role marinas play in…more
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.
Five marina managers have attained the status of Certified Marina Manager through the Association of Marina Industries’ International Marina Institute. They include: Jack Hodge, Irish Boat Shop, Charlexoix, Mich.; Tim Grabenbauer, Vero Beach Municipal Marina, Vero Beach, Fla.; Ted Shaw, Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah, Ga.; Dan McKiernan, Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, United Kingdom, and Pam…more
BoatClubsAmerica’s boatyard transformations in Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale are helping keep the waterfront accessible BoatClubsAmerica is doing its part to counter the condo confiscation of Florida’s waterfront by transforming old, rundown marinas into modern, country club-type boating centers. Like many industry leaders, BoatClubsAmerica believes Florida’s boating-business future is threatened by the statewide trend toward…more
Interlux Yacht Finishes is challenging boaters to improve their local waterfront — and will give them financial incentives. The company’s “Waterfront Challenge” will award eight grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to support sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. “Quite simply, Interlux is asking boaters who say they care about the environment to prove it,”…more
Channel Islands Harbor Marina in Oxnard, Calif., recently completed an extensive renovation project. The original 523-slip marina underwent an extensive renovation to replace deteriorating docks and to update utilities. The new marina boasts 420 Unifloat slips for boats from 24 to 60 feet in length. Additional side tie areas accommodate yachts up to 106 feet…more
The Association of Marina Industries has provided a new way to participate in National Marina Day on Aug. 9. Green Community Live has set up a blog and forum for National Marina Day participants to trade ideas and contacts. This is a free service to help spread the word about National Marina Day. …more
The Association of Marina Industries coordinates National Marina Day as an annual celebration to highlight the important role marinas play in waterfront communities across America. Each year the National Marina Day Committee chair chooses a marina to be the symbol of what the AMI is trying to achieve. Lazy Days is one of…more