Nine achievement awards were presented last week at the Freedom Boat Club National Franchise Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla.
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 Michigan Clean Marina Program said two Michigan marinas were named certified Clean Marinas.
Organizers said more than 200 marina professionals from 39 countries attended ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016, which was held in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center from Thursday through Saturday.
The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program from Feb. 19-23 in Seattle.
Canada-based designer and builder Titan Boats recently selected PierVantage for Boat Builders to help the company manage its growing business.
The ninth edition of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, organized by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, will be held Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam.
Orange Beach (Ala.) Marina was voted 2016’s Best Large Marina and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., was voted Best Small Marina in Marinalife’s seventh annual Best Marina Contest.
Bellingham Marine designed and built a new visitors’ dock at the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu.
De Valk Yacht Brokers said it opened a new branch to serve its growing clientele in the Costa Blanca region along the Mediterranean coastline of Spain.
Saunders Yachtworks added long-term dry storage to its marine-related services.