The water bug has long been a part of my life. As a young child I sailed the Chesapeake with family and friends. I learned to race sailboats as small as Penguins to crew on offshore handicap.
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.
I grew up in the Philadelphia area from the 1950s to 1965, and we vacationed in Avalon, N.J., for two weeks every summer. I loved the beach, but I really loved renting a small wooden boat with a small outboard to go fishing and exploring with my dad and cousin.
A California county is asking for bids to help revitalize Dana Point Harbor.
Freedom Boat Club appointed its first international franchise in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, which will be held Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam, is unveiling topics and its theme, “Future of Marinas in a Changing World.”
Safe Harbor Marinas held its first managers meeting in February in Fort Worth, Texas.
Suntex Marinas, an owner and operator of marina properties, said it acquired State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
ValvTect gave its 2015 Marina of the Year award to Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Porto Montenegro added a 250-meter berth — which equals more than 820 feet.
Bellingham Marine received high praise for the portable floating timber dock system it provided to the Miami International Boat Show, which took place for the first time in its 75-year history at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.