The first Freedom Boat Club of Connecticut will be opening for the 2014 season at Brewer Yacht Haven Marina in Stamford, Conn.
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.
When the Parker family began selling boats in Florida, Calvin Coolidge was president, Gene Tunney was heavyweight champion of the world and Babe Ruth was patrolling right field at Yankee Stadium.
Fuel additive maker ValvTect is set to give its Marina of the Year Award to the largest marina in Mobile, Ala.
Ferretti Group shipyard CRN signed a letter of intent for the largest megayacht sold in the Chinese market by CRN and Ferretti Group and it is slated for delivery in 2017.
Bremerton Marina in Port Orchard, Wash., recently announced the launch of a new program — the Olympic Peninsula Cruising Club — that allows new tenants signing up in 2014 reciprocal rights at three Puget Sound locations.
Porto Montenegro expects to complete an expansion that will nearly double the marina’s available berths from 245 to 430 by this summer.
Barcelona-based Marina Port Vell finished a phase of its upgrades with the completion of its reception platform.
Lauderdale Marine Center, a key part of the South Florida marine industry, is getting a $60 million loan that will reduce costs and free up money for ongoing improvements to its 50-acre Fort Lauderdale boatyard and marina, one of the nation’s largest.
The Freedom Boat Club’s Texas division, which operates in five locations, was honored as Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual gathering this week.
John Reinbold, a summer resident of Montauk, N.Y., is the 2013 winner of the annual raffle conducted by the East End Classic Boat Society for the boat constructed at its Community Boat Shop in Amagansett, N.Y.