The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, which will be held Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam, is unveiling topics and its theme, “Future of Marinas in a Changing World.”
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.
Safe Harbor Marinas held its first managers meeting in February in Fort Worth, Texas.
Suntex Marinas, an owner and operator of marina properties, said it acquired State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
Bluewater Yacht Yards said it launched its new responsive website for 2016.
ValvTect gave its 2015 Marina of the Year award to Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Freedom Boat Club is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Porto Montenegro added a 250-meter berth — which equals more than 820 feet.
How’s this for longevity: a marina established in 1912 that is still going strong — even growing —103 years later. And run by the great-grandson and great-great-grandson of the founder.
Bellingham Marine received high praise for the portable floating timber dock system it provided to the Miami International Boat Show, which took place for the first time in its 75-year history at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.
The Refit International Exhibition & Conference is scheduled to return to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 26-27, 2017.