Marinas and boatyards offer the vital services, ranging from repairs to slips and seasonal storage, that boaters require. Because they're in regular contact with boat owners, these businesses can take the pulse of the recreational boating industry every day. Developments such as new facilities and new services at these sites help to drive the industry forward.
Running a marina today means balancing time and money spent on daily maintenance and infrastructure repairs with that spent on capital improvements and long-term investments. It means juggling investments in facility upgrades and grounds maintenance while investing in mooring field expansions. It means saving money for seawall construction while applying for permits for new clubhouses…more
A marina is not just a place to store your boat these days. It’s a destination, which means restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions — if not on-site, then close by. It also means modern docks, superyacht-size electrical hookups, pools, a captains’ lounge and, for sure, Wi-Fi.
Bellingham Marine’s Unifloat concrete floating dock system, which was patented in the 1950s, was recognized by the Marina Recreation Association as a historical innovation that has had a substantial impact on the modern marina industry.
Service coordination and boat management platform MyTaskit is expanding into the Pacific Northwest from the Seattle area in the United States to the Vancouver area, including Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Westrec Marinas plans to open a 500-slip drystack for boats to 50 feet in Miami’s Haulover Park next spring and has started managing two marinas on Florida’s west coast, the marina operator/owner said Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Bellingham Marine and coastal infrastructure adviser Moffatt & Nichol were contracted by Forest City Washington, a mixed-use developer in the Mid-Atlantic area, to build a new marina in Washington, D.C.
Susan Casey, New York Times bestselling author of “The Devil’s Teeth” and “The Wave,” will speak at the 44th Annual Marina Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show about her latest book, “Voices in the Ocean,” and the years she spent following and researching the world of dolphins.