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.

IMI offering new training programs

The International Marina Institute has released its 18-month training program and events catalog. This year, IMI is featuring such new programs as a Marina Operator’s Course and a one-day Climate Changes and Storm Preparedness conference. The topic for its annual two-day conference is Applied Technologies in the Marina Industry, scheduled for late 2009. The catalog…more

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The Sails’ development moves forward

Outcome of two of three recent South Florida cases benefitted boaters’ access Waterfront advocates in land use-conflicted South Florida scored two victories this summer, but lost some ground in a third case. In Fort Lauderdale, city commissioners approved a scaled-back version of a highly touted megayacht marina and hotel complex. And in Miami, a federal…more

Maryland recognizes 10 more ‘clean’ marinas

Annual ceremony brings state’s total to 130 in program trade group helped launch in 1997 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recognized 10 newly certified Clean Marinas with Governor’s Citations during the state’s annual clean marina ceremony. “The voluntary efforts of clean marina owners and managers to reduce pollution and help protect our rivers and the Chesapeake…more

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Marinas find going ‘green’ pulls in customers

Many go beyond regulations, profiting from marriage of economic and environmental benefits In the not-too-distant past, marina and boatyard operators saw a swell of proposed environmental regulations as a threat not only to their livelihoods, but the boating discipline as well. Some of them included: • Permitting storm water runoff. • Requiring paints and solvents…more

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Bankrupt Fla. marina goes to chief creditor

New River property ends up in foreclosure after Fort Lauderdale auction results voided When the auction hammer came down, confirming Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group’s July 17 purchase of bankrupt New River Marina for $13.4 million, everyone thought the deal was in the bag. But what looked like a sure thing turned into a nightmare…more

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Atlantic City boat show starts next week

The Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show, set for Sept. 4-7, will feature more than 700 boats, 16 to 70 feet in length. The hottest new motoryachts, sportfishing yachts, runabouts, walkarounds, center consoles and performance boats will be at Farley State Marina, adjacent to Trump Marina Hotel Casino. Included with a $20 adult admission is a…more

Peer group issues call for papers on sailboats

The Small Craft (Sailing) Technical Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers issued its initial call for papers for the SNAME Journal of Sailboat Technology. The new online, peer-reviewed journal will focus on research achievements and engineering practices, ranging from sailboat systems and sail design to materials and construction methods, weather routing…more

Mass. shipyards merge, expand services

Fairhaven Shipyard & Marina purchased D.N. Kelley & Son Inc., of Fairhaven, Mass., on July 31. The purchase consolidates the services of two long-established marine facilities on the Fairhaven waterfront under the same management structure and forms a new company called Fairhaven Shipyard Companies. The operations will be known as the North Yard and South…more

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When the rains stopped, the lake was gone

Marinas and shops are left high and dry until Wisconsin isthmus is rebuilt and the water returns The emptying of Wisconsin’s Lake Delton in June has left many of the marine business owners who relied on it scrambling to make ends meet. On June 9, the isthmus that separated Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River…more

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‘Star’ on the rise marina chain in growth mode

Morningstar’s father-son team wants to own, upgrade and manage as many as 25 properties by 2012 It’s been about four years since Stephen Benson and his son, Dave, ventured into the marina business with their purchase of the 950-member Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman, N.C. And their portfolio of Morningstar marinas keeps getting bigger…more

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