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.

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

ABBRA releases new edition of boatyard guide

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association released the third edition of its Boatyard and Marina Operators Manual, now renamed the Boatyard Resource Guide. The guide, last updated in 1996, contains 140 full-color pages of ideas, best practices and resources on a variety of subjects relevant to the skillful operation of a marine service and…more

Bellingham Marine completes $1.4M renovation

Swantown Marina in Washington’s Port of Olympia recently completed a $1.4 million renovation project. The project included the replacement of all wood walers, rub boards, hardware, and deficient weldments. Supplemental flotation was installed to regain original freeboard and to level fingers and walkways. Utilities were improved and selected float modules were resurfaced. “Some of the…more

ABBRA details IBEX boatyard tour

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association released an interactive e-brochure detailing its upcoming Boatyard Tour and Roundtable, scheduled to follow the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Oct. 14-16 in Miami. The Boatyard Tour and Roundtable provides attendees with an in-depth look at eight marine service and repair facilities, complete with daily analyses facilitated by…more

Clean Marine Solutions given environmental grant

Wilmington, N.C.-based Clean Marine Solutions was awarded an $84,600 North Carolina Green Business Fund Grant to further fund development of an affordable solution for boatyard/marina powerwash wastewater effluent. The grant is administered by the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology. “The grant will provide money for custom systems at four North Carolina marine service…more

Marina owner to chair local chamber of commerce

David Miller, owner of Cannons Marina on Longboat Key, Fla., was named chairman of the Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce. Miller is the longest continuing member of the chamber and is the second generation of his family to hold the chairman position. Miller’s father, Paul Miller, joined the chamber…more

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