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.

Video shows man setting fire to boat

Surveillance video from Sloatsburg, N.Y., shows a man setting fire to a covered boat in a construction company’s parking lot, an action that apparently led to five of the company’s trucks catching fire, according to police. “We see him light one side of the cover tarp of the boat,” Detective Lt. Mark Emma told The…more

Bellingham Marine joins immigration compliance program

Bellingham Marine entered into a two-year agreement earlier this month with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to participate in a voluntary program that promotes compliance to prevent the hiring or continued employment of people who are not authorized to work in the United States. As part of the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employees, Bellingham…more

Derecktor Shipyards weighs shutdown

A year after attracting national attention for the launch of one of the world’s largest private yachts – Cakewalk V – Derecktor Shipyards said it is considering a temporary shutdown of its operations in Bridgeport, Conn. “We’re not planning on leaving Connecticut,” Paul Derecktor, president of Derecktor Shipyards, told the Connecticut Post newspaper. He cited…more


Brewer marina takes part in Leukemia Cup Regatta

This weekend’s Leukemia Cup Regatta off the Connecticut shoreline on Long Island Sound raised more than $65,000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Rives Potts, general manager of Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook,…more

California puts hold on copper paint ban

A bill that would ban the use of copper antifouling paint on recreational boats in California is delayed until next year at the earliest, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reports. Although the state Senate passed bill No. 623, its sponsor, state Sen. Christine Kehoe, worked with the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee to delay action on the…more

Florida megayacht complex moves closer to reality

A waiver allowing for the development of a megayacht facility on Watson Island in South Florida won approval from the Florida Cabinet. Now the long-planned project goes to Miami city commissioners for final approval. If the facility is approved, the Flagstone Development Group hopes to break ground on its Island Gardens project in the first…more


‘Vast opportunities’ await in South Korea

NMMA tour leader learns of new marinas, interest in joint manufacturing relationships with U.S. builders During the week of June 6, Mark Adams, vice president of sport shows for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, led a small group of NMMA members — including Jeff Ellis, vice president of sales for Chris-Craft, Geoffrey Van Gorkom, owner…more


Environmental impact is now a selling point

Businessman markets his helix anchors and his ‘Eco’ rode to marinas around the world Even as the economy continues to sputter and businesses scratch and claw for revenue, boaters continue to use their boats. This has opened opportunities for a host of service-related businesses, from the repair and parts departments found in dealerships to small,…more

Maine dealer recognized for workplace quality

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management recently named Port Harbor Marine as one of the 40 best places to work in the state. All of the companies will be recognized at an awards banquet in October, and at that time they will find out how they ranked on the list.…more


Florida yard completes 180-foot yacht

Newcastle Shipyards recently launched its largest build to date with M/Y Harbour Island. Hull No. 1 of the Newcastle 5500 Series will spend a few weeks in St. Augustine, Fla., for dock tests and sea trials before heading south to Rybovich Super Yacht Marina and Refit. When the Newcastle 5500 is delivered, she will be…more

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