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.

Couple buys boatyard on Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown Marine announced that George Rogers Jr. and Sheryl Roth Rogers acquired Edgartown Marine Inc. and Edgartown Marine Boat Services from longtime owners Tony Chianese and Maurice Dore. Edgartown Marine operates a full-service, year-round boatyard and is one of the largest indoor and outdoor boat storage facilities on Martha’s Vineyard. “We looked long and hard…more

Detroit Yacht Club given historic designation

The Detroit Yacht Club was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The club on Belle Isle is the 12th-oldest in the nation. “The Detroit Yacht Club has a long and fascinating history in the city of Detroit,” state historic preservation officer Brian Conway said in a statement. “We are pleased that the club…more

Marinalife adds insurance coverage

Marinalife, an online concierge service for boaters, launched an insurance program that gives boat owners a dedicated hands-on service experience, the company said. Under the banner of Marinalife Insurance Services, the program is led by marine insurance and risk management veteran Peter Teuten. “Offering insurance is a natural extension of our comprehensive service model,” Teuten…more

Colorado boatyards up for auction

Several boat and RV storage yards are among the properties up for auction in Colorado. Williams & Williams is conducting the auctions at 1 p.m. (EDT) on June 17. Selling in three groups, the properties in each group will be sold as “Buyer’s Choice.” The first property in each group will sell without reserve above…more

Interlux seeks waterfront grant applicants

The deadline for community organizations to apply for a 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge grant is Aug. 31, the company announced. In October, Interlux will award $50,000 in grants to organizations that create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. Eight grants ranging from $4,500 to $20,000 will be awarded to groups in the United States,…more

Construction on Kenya’s first marina under way

The first marina in Kenya is under construction, with slips to accommodate 88 boats, as investors hope to lure tourists to the coastal town of Mombasa. The development also includes high-end apartments and a hotel, according to the Business Daily of Africa newspaper. The marina will be the third in Africa. The others are on…more

Disney Institute to keynote 2012 IMBC

The International Marina & Boatyard Conference will mark its 10th anniversary with a presentation by the Disney Institute. The IMBC is scheduled for Feb. 1-3, 2012, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Disney Institute will present “Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence” on Feb. 2. The keynote session will showcase the…more

National Marina Day will be held Saturday

National Marina Day is this Saturday and it is shaping up to be the most widely celebrated day in the event’s history, according to the Association of Marina Industries, which manages the event. More than 125 marinas have registered events on the event’s website, with more coming in each day. Those that take time to…more

Owner wants to sell 281-foot megayacht

Looking for a new yacht? Cakewalk V, a 281-foot megayacht, is for sale. Built by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn., the yacht took to the water for the first time last October. It can be yours for $215 million, the Hartford Courant reports. Charles Gallagher, a Denver private equity investor, took possession of the vessel…more

Woman killed in boat explosion at marina

A powerboat that was damaged by an explosion at Pennsylvania’s Erie Yacht Club had mechanical problems before the accident, which killed a 25-year-old woman and injured five other people, according to Erie’s chief fire inspector. The problems apparently started when the gas pump kept shutting off as an attendant filled the second of two gas…more

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