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 buys Massachusetts marina

Brewer Yacht Yard Group announced it acquired Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem, Mass. Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina joins the company’s 21 other full-service marina and boatyard locations between New York and Maine. “We are thrilled to be taking over this wonderful operation,” said Jack Brewer, president of Brewer Yacht Yard Group, in a statement. “This…more

Bellingham Marine upgrades California marina

The first phase of work at Santa Barbara Harbor’s Marina 1 along California’s southern coast was recently completed by Bellingham Marine. The first part of a multiphase project to replace the marina’s approximately 500 slips was started in November 2009 and completed in August. It included the replacement of the marina’s headwalk and access gangway…more

Wisconsin names first Clean Marinas

The new Wisconsin Clean Marina program has certified its first four marinas: Port Washington Marina, SkipperBud’s Harbor Club Marina and SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay, and Nestegg Marine in Marinette. The Wisconsin Marina Association received a $50,825 grant in July to launch and administer the certification program with training and technical assistance from the…more

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Competing visions cloud marina makeover

Activists in Riviera Beach, Fla., oppose proposal for superyacht yard, force a November referendum The waterfront in Riviera Beach, Fla., is a diamond in the rough, but oh how rough it is and how tough it has been to turn that asset into the gem many think it could be. A divided city council in…more

Sailing icon recovering after boat crash

Yacht designer and builder Ted Irwin is recovering from injuries sustained during a nighttime run-in with a powerboat off Key West as he dinghied to shore from Distant Drummer, his 68-foot Irwin yacht, which was anchored. Irwin, 70, who was in the Florida Keys with his family for the two-day spiny lobster mini-season, was headed…more

Bellingham Marine enters Korean market

Washington state-based Bellingham Marine is expanding into South Korea and recently opened an office in Seoul, the company announced. Bellingham appointed South Korean national Simon Yoo as business development manager. He will help the company set up operations in Seoul and oversee new projects in the region. “The timing is right,” Bellingham Marine president Everett…more

Bellingham to merge European operations

Bellingham Marine plans to consolidate its European operations and move its staff and capital equipment to the company’s facility near Barcelona, Spain. “This strategic move not only lowers overheads by combining physical office and plant locations, but also creates synergies in our manufacturing and construction operations that will allow us to provide greater value to…more

Boat repossessions up in Georgia

Georgia’s foreclosure crisis is not just on dry land, as lenders are repossessing larger boats at Lake Lanier in record numbers. One year after a drought, Holiday Marina is busy again, WSB-TV in Atlanta reports, but vacancy signs are up at slips that once were home to the biggest of the big – houseboats valued…more

SNAME sets technical program for annual meeting

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will hold its 2010 annual meeting Nov. 3-5 in Bellevue, Wash. A core part of the meeting continues to be the technical program, which includes: “Maintaining Marine Diesel Emissions Using Performance Monitoring,” Herb Roeser & Dilip Kalyanker “Zero Emissions Vessels,” John Boylston and Bret Smart “Designing Effective…more

Clarks Landing to renovate Maryland marina

Maryland-based Clarks Landing is finalizing plans to renovate its Eastern Shore Marina near Annapolis. Improvements will include new floating docks, a Travelift well to haul boats to 50 feet, a fuel dock and a pumpout station. “Our relocation from the former showroom facility on Route 50 to our waterfront marina has proven to be a…more

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