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.

Brewer Yacht Yards will help sailing school rebuild

Brewer Yacht Yards in Rhode Island will donate $500 from all new summer slip contracts to support the Edgewood Sailing School in Cranston. When the 103-year-old Edgewood Yacht Club’s clubhouse burned down this year, the sailing school lost most of its gear. Now, relying on private donations and contributions from other programs, the school plans…more

Marinas International locations add green product line

As part of a commitment to promote cleaner marinas and lakes, Marinas International joined forces with Green Earth Technologies and is embracing the G-Marine and G-Oil line of biodegradable, non-toxic products at its marina facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. “We are always looking for ways to make the outdoor lake and boating experience more…more

Group seeks marine partners in fire-protection study

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is looking for partners in the marina and fire-protection industries to help find cost-effective fire-protection solutions for drystack and other indoor boat storage operations. The idea to conduct this research came from a session at last year’s International Marina Institute fall conference. Among the topics of discussion was the hardships…more

Bellingham finishes dock in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bellingham Marine recently built a new public dock on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of a popular Saturday market. Bellingham Marine was awarded a contract in September to build the 200-foot, L-shaped dock. It features Bellingham’s Unifloat concrete system. The wide, stable configuration will accommodate large crowds and provide as much…more

Intrepid Marine Electronics has new location

Intrepid Marine Electronics relocated its operations to Brewer Yacht Haven Marina in Stamford, Conn. Brewer Yacht Haven Marina is a home port for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey boaters and is one of the largest in the Brewer Yacht Yard organization, with more than 600 slips between the East and West locations. “We are…more

Marinalife names sweepstakes winner

David Siesel is the grand-prize winner of Marinalife’s sweepstakes to celebrate its best marinas contest, in which Nantucket Boat Basin was voted the best transient marina. The sweepstakes generated more than 575 submissions and Siesel won a two-night slip stay at the Nantucket Boat Basin and other prizes valued at $5,000. Siesel has been a…more

Florida marina earns Clean Marina designation

After multimillion-dollar renovations, Palm Harbor Marina was certified as a Clean Marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. To earn the designation, the marina took steps to address critical environmental matters, including sensitive habitat, waste management, storm-water runoff, spill prevention, and hurricane and emergency preparedness. “We went above and beyond the requirements and did…more

Brewer Yacht Yards doubles fuel discounts

Brewer Yacht Yards is doubling the fuel discounts its customers receive in order to make it easier to spend time on the water this summer. Seasonal Brewer customers already receive a 10-cent-a-gallon discount on gasoline and diesel fuel at all Brewer fuel docks. Customers who keep their boats at a Brewer yard year-round are eligible…more

Dead anchovies appear in California harbor

Millions of anchovies washed up dead early Tuesday in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., choking the waters in and around dozens of private boat slips in the King Harbor Marina. Local television news footage showed the mass of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the…more

California boatyard wins environmental honor

KKMI Sausalito was named Northern California Small Industry Facility of the Year for the second time in 10 years by the California Water Environment Association. The award is given to industrial facilities with significant accomplishments in environmental protection and wastewater control. With operations in Port Richmond and Sausalito, KKMI offers yacht maintenance services and says…more

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