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.

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

New program unveiled for marine technicians

The Association of Marine Technicians launched a new technician competency program at the organization’s annual service training convention. The program is designed to recognize Amtech members who have successfully completed training programs that are conducted by Amtech’s education division, the Marine Career Training Institute of North America. All technicians taking courses will earn credit toward…more

Bellingham Marine renovates California marina

Bellingham Marine recently completed work on Marinas International’s Emeryville Marina in the San Francisco Bay area. Developers of the marina hired Bellingham last year to rebuild the south basin, including new docks with larger slips and upgraded utilities. The marina builder also supplied floating docks. The layout of the south basin also was significantly improved…more

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