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.

Bellingham Marine completes $1.4M renovation

Swantown Marina in Washington’s Port of Olympia recently completed a $1.4 million renovation project. The project included the replacement of all wood walers, rub boards, hardware, and deficient weldments. Supplemental flotation was installed to regain original freeboard and to level fingers and walkways. Utilities were improved and selected float modules were resurfaced. “Some of the…more

ABBRA details IBEX boatyard tour

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association released an interactive e-brochure detailing its upcoming Boatyard Tour and Roundtable, scheduled to follow the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Oct. 14-16 in Miami. The Boatyard Tour and Roundtable provides attendees with an in-depth look at eight marine service and repair facilities, complete with daily analyses facilitated by…more

Clean Marine Solutions given environmental grant

Wilmington, N.C.-based Clean Marine Solutions was awarded an $84,600 North Carolina Green Business Fund Grant to further fund development of an affordable solution for boatyard/marina powerwash wastewater effluent. The grant is administered by the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology. “The grant will provide money for custom systems at four North Carolina marine service…more

Marina owner to chair local chamber of commerce

David Miller, owner of Cannons Marina on Longboat Key, Fla., was named chairman of the Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce. Miller is the longest continuing member of the chamber and is the second generation of his family to hold the chairman position. Miller’s father, Paul Miller, joined the chamber…more

Maryland names new Clean Marinas

Twelve Maryland marinas were presented with Governor’s Citation awards recently for being certified as Clean Marinas. “Every Marylander has a role in helping to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a statement. “I want to commend these business owners for making a significant contribution to this…more

SNAME will hold meeting in Providence, R.I.

The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers will host its 2009 annual meeting and expo Oct. 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. “With an expanded range of technical paper topics, more continuing education courses and new panel discussions, we believe SNAME 2009 will be even more productive for attendees,” said Nancy Ostin,…more

Applications sought for Marina of the Year

Marinas are being encouraged to apply for the 2009 National Marina Day Marina of the Year Award. This year’s celebration is set for Aug. 8. The award is given to the marina that best promotes marinas as gateways to the boating experience and exemplifies stewardship of the environment in their local community. Award winners receive…more

Clarks Landing holds youth charity event

Clarks Landing hosted a “Day on the Bay” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland last Saturday at the company’s Shady Oaks marina on the West River. The day began with a two-hour cruise aboard Clarks Landing’s boats and was followed by a picnic with games, prizes and giveaways. More than 30 Little Brothers…more

National Marina Day roundup

Harborage Yacht Club and Marina will open its flagship marina Saturday in Stuart, Fla., in celebration of National Marina Day. Harborage was named by the Association of Marina Industries as the national winner of 2008 National Marina Day and will serve as the national site for the start of the 2009 National Marina Day. The…more

Bellingham finishes up Westport marina project

Renovation work at Westport’s Fort Lauderdale sales and service center is nearing completion. The project involved reconfiguring the marina to provide berths for the line of Westport yachts up to 164 feet, dredging the basin to an operating depth of 13 feet and installation of a new seawall system. Bellingham Marine completed replacement of the…more

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