Freedom Boat Club named Wanda Kenton Smith as its new chief marketing officer, effective Sept. 1.
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.
Freedom Boat Club said it will become a coast-to-coast network when it opens July 26 in San Diego.
Six major marinas joined The Boat Village’s collaborative in southeast Florida.
Lisa Almeida, a co-owner of Freedom Boat Club franchises in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla.,was widely known across north Florida as the Boatanista.
Suntex Ventures, with its subsidiary Suntex Marinas, a Dallas-based marina operator, announced it acquired Snook Bight Marina, a full-service facility on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Grenada Marine in the West Indies selected PierVantage for Boatyards as its technology platform.
The Colombian government is soliciting proposals from companies worldwide for construction of a marina that officials hope will include such amenities as a shipyard and shopping mall. It’s the first step in the government’s push to increase the country’s marine industry infrastructure as it rapidly gets eclipsed by growing demand.
John Giglio, 39, operates Freedom Boat Club, a membership organization that markets itself as an affordable alternative to boat ownership.
It’s not unheard of for marinas to get stuck with boats whose owners never come to retrieve them.
Atlantic-Meeco completed an expansion of the Point Venture marina on Lake Travis in Texas.