My-Villages signed five new boating businesses for The Boat Village Professional.
Marinas and Boatyards
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.
The Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts will debut its Arcadia 85 (hull No. 8) this week at Miami Beach Marina in Florida.
Mystic Seaport honored Charles A. Robertson with the 2014 America and the Sea Award.
Philbrook’s Boat Yard, a repair, refit and custom boatbuilder near Victoria, British Columbia, chose PierVantage for Boat Yards as a business management tool.
The Freedom Boat Club announced the promotion of Capt. Marti Wagley to training manager for its 15 corporate locations in southwest Florida.
Blue Haven Marina in the Turks & Caicos, part of the Blue Haven Resort, was awarded 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association.
Chicago’s newest boat harbor, the 31st Street Marina, recently added a floating swimming pool.
Alabama boatyards, take note: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy wants someone to paint his duck boat, the one he bought after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Westrec Marinas, the Encino, Calif.-based marina management and development company, is undertaking a $20 million redevelopment of Miami’s Haulover Inlet Marine Center, company executives said during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The Maine-based Front Street Shipyard was chosen to receive a $10 million federal loan that will help the boatyard with expansion plans.