Marina News

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 owner given tourism award

Craig Perry, general manager of Delin Docks and the Dock Street Marina in Tacoma, Wash., was recognized as the 2009 Tourism Professional of the Year by the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. A former Superfund cleanup site, the Thea Foss Waterway and Dock Street Marina were part of a massive redevelopment and economic revitalization…more

Two Virginia marinas gain Clean Marina designation

The Waterside Marina and Nauticus Marina, both in Norfolk, Va., were recently awarded Clean Marina status. The marinas were the first to receive Clean Marina status since the Clean Marina Program and the Elizabeth River Project’s River Stars Program joined together with the goal of reducing pollution and improving habitat of coastal areas. Waterside and…more

National Marina Day moves to June

June 12 is the new date for National Marina Day. The decision was made after members of the National Marina Day committee thought it would be better to hold it closer to the start of the boating season and away from the worst heat of the summer. Previously, it was held the second Saturday of…more

Florida marina given Clean Marina designation

The Key Largo Resorts Marina was recently awarded Clean Marina certification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and The Clean Boating Partnership. Some of Key Largo Resorts Marina’s initiatives include the use of oil absorbers in bilges, utilization of recycling centers and the installation of multiple trash receptacles. “We have developed a ‘best practices’…more

SNAME holds annual meeting

More than 1,150 people attended The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo, which was held Oct. 21-23 at the Providence (R.I.) Convention Center. “In all aspects, the 2009 SNAME annual meeting was a resounding success,” SNAME president Keith Michel said. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to…more

Seattle Yacht Club celebrates 100 years

The Seattle Yacht Club was honored Wednesday night as one of only 49 state corporations filed in 1909 that is still in existence. The club’s commodore Larry McCarthy was presented with the Century Corporation Certificate by Washington secretary of state Sam Reed, and a slide presentation about the organization’s first 30 years followed. McCarthy presides…more

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Marinas: last hit and least hurt

Their strong position before the downturn may have been a factor in helping them weather the storm As most of the recreational marine industry struggles through perhaps its worst economic decline ever, one important segment has seemed practically immune – the marina business. Through much of 2008, while sales of new and used boats, accessories…more

SNAME hands out awards

Four individuals were recognized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for their contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal was given to Robert D. Somerville, chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping. In his position, Somerville has created many new job opportunities for naval…more

Electronic navigation, paper guide groups team up

Rose Point Navigation Systems announced a partnership with Atlantic Cruising Club to offer Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guides to Marinas within Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer navigation software. This is the first time an independent marina guide publisher and electronic navigation software producer have collaborated to make vital planning information easily available in an electronic format that…more

New Key West charter to debut

Capt. Ted Lund, former editor of Salt Water Sportsman, is launching a new charter fishing destination for Over Under Sportfishing in Key West, Fla. The location will feature four boats, including a 46-foot Whiticar named Pretty Work, a tournament-rigged vessel that offers anglers a chance to tackle big game fish such as wahoo, tuna, and…more

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