South Florida’s marine industry is well-positioned to supply the materials, expertise and trained workers to handle the wave of repairs, refits, repowering and interior remodeling anticipated during the next seven to 10 years on the thousands of yachts over 80 feet built from 1998 to 2010, said Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries…more
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.
Hodgdon Yachts launched Hodgdon Yacht Services, marking the Maine company’s expansion into both the yacht and pleasure boat service and refit sectors.
Bellingham Marine general manager Jesse Ellenz was named vice president of special projects.
John Giglio, 39, operates Freedom Boat Club, a membership organization that markets itself as an affordable alternative to boat ownership.
Sam Crocker is the assistant manager at Crocker’s Boatyard in New London, Conn., and he was born and raised in the marine industry. At 24, he is a fifth-generation Crocker — along with brother Greg — and is working his way up the ranks of the family business.
Scott Sundholm knew at an early age that he wanted a career in the marine industry.
That’s the message of economic clout the industry will impress upon South Florida leaders in June
It’s not unheard of for marinas to get stuck with boats whose owners never come to retrieve them.
Atlantic-Meeco completed an expansion of the Point Venture marina on Lake Travis in Texas.
Building and Land Technology, the developer at Harbor Point Marina in Stamford, Conn., is celebrating the opening of nine new restaurants, new apartment communities and weekly special events with a summer block party today.