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.

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Bellingham completes California marina renovation

Bellingham Marine of Bellingham, Wash., recently completed the $8 million renovation of Balboa Marina in Newport Beach, Calif. The marina, which celebrated its reopening Aug. 1, now features accommodations for boats from 20 to 60 feet. The facility, which was built in 1964, was completely rebuilt, from the parking lot to the seawall railing system,…more

Interlux rolls out rebate program

Interlux’s Yacht Paint Center and Boat Yard Center rebate program marks its 15th year in 2010. Details of the program include: Rebate offers extend to multiple line items that represent more than 100 stock keeping units. Competitive prices across the product line. Program period covers a full year, with current program running until June 30,…more

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An industry of small, niche builders?

Speculation grows on the size and shape of the post-recession boat business A sort of anti-consolidation scenario – fewer multibrand companies and more independents building boats for specific niche markets – is one widely held vision of the post-recession marine industry. But it’s only one of many potential boatbuilding landscapes emerging from all the speculation…more

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Back in the saddle, but only for a while

Gregg and Nancy Burdick took back Stuart Yacht when the boatbuilder that bought it fell on hard times Gregg Burdick and his wife, Nancy, were settling into a comfortable retirement after 30 years in the boatyard business when Riviera Yachts – the Australian boatbuilder that bought their Stuart, Fla., yard – went into receivership. That…more

Petit Marine Paint offers rebates

To help dealers and boatyards in these difficult economic times, Pettit Marine Paint introduced a cash-back rebate on Vivid and Hydrocoat products, which it plans to offer through March 2010. Dealers and boatyards will receive a cash rebate of $10 for each gallon and $2.50 for each quart of Vivid and Hydrocoat purchased.  Dealers must…more

Early registration for SNAME 2009 ends Wednesday

Wednesday is the deadline for early registration discounts of up to $200 for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers’ Annual Meeting and Expo, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 in Providence, R.I. SNAME 2009 features an expanded range of technical-paper topics, more continuing education courses and new panel discussions. Attendees may also participate in a…more

MRA now on Facebook, Twitter

The Marina Recreation Association is expanding networking opportunities for its members with the association’s entry into Facebook and Twitter. The MRA is an association of marina owners, operators and trade members throughout the Western states, Baja California, and Hawaii. “Facebook and Twitter will allow members to network all year-round,” said Yvonne Cantrell, of the MRA…more

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

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