Marinas in the Northeast are scrambling to catch up after the weather finally shifted from the long, frigid winter into spring.
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.
MyTaskit, which provides an online task-sharing and service coordination platform, said 11 new boating businesses signed up for MyTaskit Pro.
Yacht brokerage company Freedom Marine Group is being acquired by Technomarine Group, a 35-year-old marine company based in North Palm Beach, Fla.
The State of Hawaii is investigating a Lahaina boatyard’s practice of collecting storage fees from boaters near the Mala boat ramp.
Boathouse Marine Center said it ramped up its offerings with the addition of Southport and Bluewater sportfishing boats.
The second Charlotte, N.C.-area Carefree Boat Club will open April 18 on Lake Wylie at River Hills Marina.
Task-sharing and coordination platform My-Villages unveiled MyTaskit Pro, a new brand, name and product that seeks to help recreational boat businesses streamline their operations.
The Freedom Boat Club launched a new website geared exclusively to the queries of franchise prospects.
Front Street Shipyard’s in-house design team is collaborating with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops that are now available for construction.
Concerned about the manatee population, condo owners in Cocoa Beach, Fla., oppose a marina’s proposed expansion and its plan for boat rentals.