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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.

Marinas cite weak economy, dispute in bankruptcy case

Marinas International Consolidated LP and two related businesses say the failing economy in 2008 and 2009 and decisions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to lower the levels of lakes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina caused financial problems that eventually led them to seek bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The debtors also include…more

Fire causes damage to Seattle-area marina

Two people were severely burned and 12 boats were damaged when a flash fire spread through a marina near Seattle. Firefighters who responded to the Des Moines Marina about 15 miles south of Seattle told TV station KOMO that a woman and her boyfriend were in the bilge of their boat when there was a…more

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Long Island regatta benefit returns this weekend

This weekend marks the return of the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta on Long Island Sound. The event, now in its third year, raises money for cancer research, cancer care and non-profit groups that help those fighting the disease. “Summer begins with the first gun for the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta,” says Bob Davis,…more

Interlux continues WoodenBoat Show sponsorship

Interlux renewed its sponsorship of the “I Built It Myself” trailerable wooden boat competition June 28-30 at the WoodenBoat Show on the village green at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn. The competition attracts as many as 50 beautifully crafted boats and proud owners/builders. In previous years, the collection has included kayaks, skiffs, daysailers and canoes…more

Judge says Marinas International can operate after Chapter 11 filing

A federal bankruptcy judge authorized a request by Marinas International Consolidated GP LLC at a hearing on Friday allowing the company to access funds so it can continue operations after the company filed last week for voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring. Judge Kevin Gross said allowing the company to access its funds to continue operations was…more

National Marina Day celebration set for Saturday

The first industrywide Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day takes place Saturday, with 16 industry partners joining the Association of Marina Industries for a national campaign aimed at getting potential boaters on the water. More than 250 participants are listed on the website, including some from Australia, Canada, Cuba and Guam. Participants range…more

Interlux receives sponsor award from trade group

Marine paint company Interlux received the Sponsor of the Year Award from the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey. MTA/NJ established the award nine years ago to recognize leading sponsors and supporters of the association. Interlux regional representative Jay Smida accepted the award on behalf of the company at a recent dinner. “It is important…more

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VIDEO: Marina owners test jetboats near Niagara Falls

Two Niagara Falls area marina owners made headlines when they took their jetboats on a 14-mile trip near the falls last weekend in an effort to prove how safe the vessels are in extreme rapids. The 26-foot Bohnencamp’s Whitewater Customs Aluminum Gatling series of jetboats were launched at Youngstown, N.Y., which is near the Fox…more

ABBRA holds boatyard manager training in Rhode Island

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, held a three-day marine service manager course April 9-11 at the Hinckley Yachts Portsmouth Service Yard in Rhode Island. The course had 20 boatyard professionals registered from states and international locations that included Canada, Grenada, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island,…more

Marina Recreation Association will hold show in California

The 42nd annual Marina Recreation Association Educational Conference and Trade Show will be held Nov. 12-14 in Santa Barbara, Calif. This year’s theme is “New Times, New Opportunities,” with topics ranging from industry best-management practices to trends involving today’s minefield of employment, legal and regulatory environments. The show has been reworked to allow optimum use…more

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