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.

New Costa Rican marina open for business

Marina Papagayo, a new luxury facility on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, is now leasing wet slips to the cruising and sportfishing communities. The marina — managed by Sarasota, Fla.-based Brandy Marine International — opened in December with 180 wet slips for boats from 35 to 220 feet. The opening comes in time for peak marlin…more

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New EPA mandates force new approaches

Some manufacturers are developing entirely new fuel systems to meet emissions regulations Marine fuel tank manufacturers are using different strategies to help boatbuilders meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new evaporative emissions regulations. Attwood Corp., for example, is developing an entirely new fuel system it says will be relatively easy to install. Inca Molded Products is…more

Harborage Yacht Club and Marina wins IMBC honor

Harborage Yacht Club and Marina of Stuart, Fla. received the National Marina Day Marina of the Year award. The award was announced at this week’s International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. National Marina Day is managed by the Association of Marina Industries. In celebration of National Marina Day, Harborage Yacht Club and Marina held…more

Marinalife reports boost in reservations

Marinalife, a cruising concierge company, is reporting a 30 percent increase in online marina reservations in the United States and the Bahamas for the first three weeks of January compared to last year. It also reported an increase in visitors to its Web site and use of such features as the fuel price locator, marina quick find,…more

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New yacht facility opens in San Diego

The Wharf at Point Loma in San Diego is the region’s newest yachting facility, featuring waterfront dining, shopping, a large outdoor event park, and 50 of San Diego’s largest slips, for yachts to 175 feet. The marina is located in the America’s Cup Harbor with direct access to the Pacific. The facility, developed by a partnership…more

IMBC panel: the marketplace for marinas

The 2008 marina market is a good news/bad news story. “Marina operating income held up in 2008,” said Jed Harris, a principal in Marina Sales LLC, of Portland, Maine. “Most people were off just 5 to 10 percent, if they didn’t have a boat sales component.” Harris was part of a panel discussion Monday at…more

AMI certifies 20 marina managers

The Association of Marina Industries made 20 Certified Marina Manager designations Monday at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Of the 20 new CMMs, 11 are from the United States, while three are from Australia, five are from the United Kingdom, and one is from Spain. “We’re delighted the CMM program continues…more

IMBC reports boost in registration

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference expect higher attendance at next week’s event despite the economy. Early registration for IMBC, scheduled for Jan. 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale, has increased 10 percent compared to last year. The Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, co-producers of the event, expect…more

Brewer spending millions on R.I. facilities

Freezing temperatures and a slow economy haven’t stopped Brewer Yacht Yards and Marinas from investing millions in its Rhode Island properties to enhance the boating experience for its clients. The company is investing some $2.3 million in various projects at its Warwick, R.I., marinas, according to a recent story in the Warwick Beacon. This includes…more

East Coast transient traffic dipped last summer

High fuel prices in 2007-2008 led to a decline in transient-boater traffic along the East Coast, according to a survey conducted by Applied Technology & Management. While high fuel costs were felt by boaters everywhere, the impact seems to have been strongest in the South, where 76 percent of marinas reported a decline in transients.…more

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