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.

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Selling Europeans on a Northwest favorite

Nine regional companies will display at the Düsseldorf show as part of a program to boost exports Nine Northwest marine companies – eight builders of aluminum boats and one trailer manufacturer – are taking part in an innovative program that will allow them to introduce their vessels to European boaters. The goal is to increase…more

SNAME has new technical journal

The Journal of Ship Production was reformatted and redesigned to be the primary technical journal of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the group announced. Renamed the Journal of Ship Production and Design, the journal will publish papers on ship production, as well as papers on advances in ship design and related technologies.…more

Keynote speaker named for ABBRA event

Business relationship expert Don Saracen will present the keynote address at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association second annual Summer Symposium Aug. 2-3 at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Conn. The conference will start with “The Power of 3 C’s” by Saracen, president and founder of Saracen Sales & Marketing. The seminar highlights…more

Interlux debuts new website

Yacht paint manufacturer Interlux launched a new website. The site is designed to make it easier for boat owners and professional paint applicators to choose the right Interlux product, get technical information and support for any paint project. “Much of the information available online about yacht paint is, frankly, pretty boring,” North American marketing manager…more

Sides still apart on expansion plan for R.I. marina

The latest round in the Champlin’s Marina saga came to a close last week as both sides rested their cases over an application to expand the marina in Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. Lawyers for the marina and the town raised numerous objections to a compromise expansion plan offered by Dan Goulet, an engineer for…more

Early registration set for waterways symposium

Early-bird registration for the Working Waterways and Waterfronts National Symposium on Water Access in Portland, Maine, runs through Aug. 15. Building on the inaugural symposium in Norfolk, Va., in 2007, participants at this year’s conference, which runs Sept. 27-30, will learn about the economic, social, cultural and environmental values of waterfronts, and the important role…more

Marinalife honors top marinas

Marinalife named Nantucket Boat Basin in Nantucket, Mass. and Haven Harbour Marina, in Rock Hall, Md. as its best marinas in its 10th anniversary best-marina contest. Nantucket Boat Basin was named Best Transient Marina. Haven Harbour Marina was honored for Best Customer Service. Marinalife’s inaugural poll of boaters reached out to a database of more…more

Florida marina joins Yachting Club of America

Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, Fla., was recently accepted into the Yachting Club of America, the marina announced. Yachting Club of America was formed in 1963 as the first National Association of Yacht Clubs. YCA represents more than 300,000 members and is recognized by Embassies throughout the world. Twin Dolphin Marina customers can now enjoy…more

Maine marina garners Clean Marina designation

The Saxton family of Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in South Harpswell, Maine, recently celebrated the completion of construction in the first phase of major renovations to the facility and their designation as a Maine Clean Marina. “This environmental initiative, protecting our coastal waterways, educating our visitors and making a significant investment in becoming a Clean…more

Star brite to fund Florida snook recovery

Star brite announced it has joined forces with Mote Marine Labs and Addictive Fishing to help restore Florida’s snook fisheries. It is estimated that more than one million snook died in Florida waters in the deep freeze of early 2010. As a result, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission cancelled the 2010 snook season in…more

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