Golfito Marina Village & Resort, Costa Rica’s newest resort catering to superyachts, is scheduled to break ground in June.
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.
Southwest Florida Yachts added an Island Packet 41 Motorsailer, Half Shell, to its charter fleet based at Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Fla.
Saunders Yachtworks hired Mitch Bradley and Timothy Gibson as customer service representatives for the company’s full-service boatyards in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala. Additionally, Craig McLeod will move his customer service skills to a new assignment in Orange Beach.
A 17-year-old student in Kennebunk, Maine, who is in need of a kidney transplant was all smiles Monday when he received his dream boat through Portland Yacht Services and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Marina Port Vell in Barcelona said Nigel Upton, who has a diversified superyacht background with direct experience in sales, management, customer service and time at sea, joined the marina as senior sales manager.
The Lake Norman Carefree Boat Club in North Carolina was recognized as the nation’s leading Carefree Boat Club at the company’s annual conference.
Lisa Almeida, CEO of the Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla., was named Up and Coming Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in Business Awards held Tuesday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Barcelona, Spain-based Marina Port Vell appointed Marcel Brekelmans as managing director.
Porto Montenegro received the Wild Beauty Award 2013 for Best Tourism Investment Project during an award ceremony organized by Montenegro’s National Tourism Organization.
The first Freedom Boat Club of Connecticut will be opening for the 2014 season at Brewer Yacht Haven Marina in Stamford, Conn.