The Freedom Boat Club is collaborating with a Maryland marina to launch a new franchise operation in the upper Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Cayman Island boatyard Compass Marine signed with PierVantage, a cloud-based program designed to manage marine businesses.
Fort Lauderdale-based River Bend Marine Center, which has served the yachting and brokerage community for more than 40 years, will undergo an extensive renovation as part of a master plan to modernize and upgrade the facility.
Marinalife added LeAnn Ingalls as its new Northeast regional sales manager.
Westrec Marinas said Travis Staats was promoted to real estate manager at the Camachee Island Co. in St. Augustine, Fla.
The three-day Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo wrapped up on Sunday at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, with attendance up about 30 percent from the previous year.
The Knierim Yachtbau GmbH shipyard in Kiel, Germany, is celebrating its 50th anniversary building boats.
Brewer Yacht Yard Group is restructuring two Warwick, R.I., marinas in an effort to better serve customers.
Front Street Shipyard in Maine contracted with Bacchus Yacht Consultancy of Florida to source and sell superyacht refit work for the yard.
In the 160th year after it was first launched, the USS Constellation must undergo an almost $2 million hull restoration.