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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.

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A cut above in storm prep

As Sandy bore down, these three marinas took radical steps that minimized their losses The fury began Oct. 22 when meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center in Miami picked up a tropical depression forming off Nicaragua. At first blush, there was nothing unusual about it, but in a matter of hours the low-pressure system strengthened…more

Bellingham Marine completes marina renovation in California

The Harbor at Marina Bay, previously known as Bay Club Marina in Marina del Rey, Calif., reopened its marina in May after an extensive renovation. The existing marina was removed and replaced with a modern, low-maintenance concrete dock system with upgraded utilities and the latest in dockside amenities. Owned and operated by Avalon Bay, the…more

Ocean Alexander loses yacht in marina fire

A new Ocean Alexander 85 was a total loss after it was involved in a fire last week at Roche Harbor Marina in Friday Harbor, Wash., where it was on display and for sale, the company announced. The July 10 fire was contained to the motoryacht because of a quick response from the marina staff…more

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New Jersey marina bounces back from one-two punch

When Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast last fall, Cape May-based South Jersey Marina was already dealing with a fire that had ripped through its main building two months earlier. Not only were the marina’s restaurant, bathroom facilities, showers and office spaces destroyed, Sandy flooded the first floor of the building. After months of…more

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

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