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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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Jersey marina honored for post-Sandy renewal

The South Jersey Marina received a 2013 beautification award from the Cape May Chamber of Commerce in honor of the marina’s rebound after a fire that preceded Hurricane Sandy. In August 2012, the marina suffered a major fire that not only destroyed its restaurant and yacht sales office, but also rendered most other marina offices,…more

Marinas International signs deal to manage Florida facility

Marinas International was awarded a management contract for the Bradenton Boat Club on Florida’s west coast. The boat club is a drystack facility on the Intracoastal Waterway with the capacity to serve more than 300 boating customers. In addition to rack and slip storage, the club offers amenities such as watercraft rental, brokerage, boat detailing,…more

Bahamas marina receives environmental award

The Foundation for Environmental Education, an international non-profit and non-governmental organization, awarded a Blue Flag to Bimini Sands Marina on South Bimini in the Bahamas. The Blue Flag is a voluntary “eco-label” that is awarded to marinas around the world based on their compliance with 24 criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental…more

My-Villages adds four new clients

Online marine collaborative My-Villages added four Boat Village Innovation Partners in Florida and Massachusetts. Boat Village Innovation Partners are companies that My-Villages said are committed to leveraging technology to improve how they connect, communicate and collaborate with customers. The latest additions are Boat Yard Services, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; North Atlantic Marine Services, of…more

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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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