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.

SNAME offers technical program at annual expo

The technical program for the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers Annual Meeting and Expo will feature papers on 35 ship design and production topics, three new continuing education courses and four panel discussions. The event will be held Oct. 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Early registration discounts of up to…more

Congresswoman to speak at Clean Marina open house

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., will speak on the topic of “Green and Clean Marinas: The perfect balance of environment and economics in Michigan” at a special open house Sept. 28 at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township, Mich. The event includes a tour of two certified Michigan clean marinas, MacRay and Belle Maer Harbors, which…more

Coastal Yacht Hangar selects Hullmate

Beaufort, N.C.-based Coastal Yacht Hangar, a developer of automated dry-storage facilities, selected the Hullmate boat cradle from Marinas-Storage for its new mixed-use marina. “We believe the Hullmate will provide us with a quick, accurate and safe support every time for our future owners’ boats in its respective dry slip,” said Coastal Yacht Hanger president/owner Richard…more

Mass. marina celebrates re-opening

To celebrate its recent re-opening under new management, the Seaport Inn and Marina in Fairhaven, Mass., will host a boat show party this weekend. Boat race crews will bring their boats, trailers, big trucks, motor homes, cars and gadgets to the Seaport Inn & Marina Boat Show. Local and regional dealers are encouraged to display…more

ABBRA moves service course to December

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association rescheduled its Marine Service Management course from September to Dec. 3-6 in Fort Lauderdale. ABBRA says the new dates will allow easier access to the training program, which is offered through a partnership with the International Marina Institute. A recent ABBRA survey found December to be a slower…more

Maine designates Clean Marina

Trident Yacht Basin, Rockland, Maine’s first designated Clean Marina, will receive its Clean Marina award and flag Tuesday morning during a ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Invited guests include state and municipal officials, legislators and representatives from nearby boatyards and marinas. The Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program is a voluntary compliance…more

New marina to open in Arizona

Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club will hold its grand opening this weekend. Located on Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Ariz., the marina offers wet slips for boats to 60 feet and dry boat storage, as well as rentals, including pontoons, fishing boats, ski boats and kayaks. An electric tram takes guests and their gear from the…more

Film crews use Puerto Rico marina as backdrop

For the second time in a little more than a month, The Yacht Club Palmas Del Mar in Puerto Rico was used as a backdrop for film crews capturing Puerto Rico for the big and small screen. The first was a Lifetime Network production titled “One Hot Summer,” which is slated to air on the…more

Clarks Landing forms wholesale division

Maryland-based Clarks Landing has formed Mid-Atlantic Boat Wholesalers, a division of the Clarks Landing Marine family. “Today’s economic environment has burdened the marine industry’s banks and finance companies with an unprecedented number of repossessions and surrendered collateral,” the company said in a statement. “The collection and recovery units of these banks are being increasingly challenged…more

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Boatbuilding’s resin-infused future

The use of advanced boatbuilding methods and materials should continue to grow once the recession ends and the marine industry has had some time to get back on its feet, according to builders and designers. “The industry is in such tough shape now that those manufacturers who remain in business will be very cost-conscious and…more

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