A Canadian yacht club was fined $2,500 for killing or injuring a dozen ring-billed gulls while trying to scare them.
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.
Dockwa, the marina reservation platform that connects boaters to marinas online and by app, and Active Captain, an online interactive cruising guidebook for boaters, are joining forces to develop an online platform for marina reviews.
Suntex Marinas announced its second acquisition in a week with the purchase of CrossTimbers Marina, which is 18 miles north of Tulsa, Okla.
The Association of Marina Industries said it welcomes the Marina Association of Texas as its newest membership alliance.
In the not-so-distant past, a marina typically consisted of some docks and pilings, maybe a fuel dock, perhaps a ship’s store or some bait and tackle, and not a lot else. That was when the facilities were so full they often had wait lists. It was also before the real estate bust of 2008, after…more
Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., is putting the finishing touches on a new branch of its business — a full-service boatyard for vessels as large as 65 feet that includes a 70-ton Travelift, dry-stack storage for 50 boats, a fuel dock, ship’s store, upgraded docks and power, and a team of seven technicians.
Children built tiny props under the supervision of propeller shop employees and tested them on radio-controlled boats in drag races. Families sat down together to build Lego ships at a Fort Lauderdale booth manned by staff from a maritime training school.
Suntex Marina Investors LLC acquired Kentucky Dam Marina on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations added keynote speaker Adjiedj Bakas to its lineup for World Marinas Conference 2016, which will be held Nov. 17-19 at RAI Amsterdam.
Suntex Marinas, which has offices in Texas, is matching all employee and member donations to a Texas group that helps the families of fallen first responders after the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas last week.