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.

New marina opens in North Carolina

The new Marshes Light Marina is open in Manteo, N.C., giving boaters access to Manteo’s historic waterfront from nearby Shallowbag Bay, Roanoke Sound and beyond. The marina — part of Marshes Light, a new waterfront community of townhouse flats, villas and single-family home sites — has 45 full-service slips completed, with another 113 approved by…more

IMI program set for November

The International Marina Institute will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program Nov. 16-20 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The IMM course is a stepping-stone to IMI’s Advanced Marina Management school, scheduled for the week of Dec. 8. Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course in order to enroll in the AMM school, which in turn…more

IMBC details Fort Lauderdale trip agenda

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference have announced the field trip agenda for the Jan. 25-28 event in Fort Lauderdale. The field trip will feature three marinas in southeast Florida — the Port Condominium, Harbour Towne Marina and Pelican Harbor Marina — and conclude with an evening social and networking event sponsored by…more

IMI offering new training programs

The International Marina Institute has released its 18-month training program and events catalog. This year, IMI is featuring such new programs as a Marina Operator’s Course and a one-day Climate Changes and Storm Preparedness conference. The topic for its annual two-day conference is Applied Technologies in the Marina Industry, scheduled for late 2009. The catalog…more

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The Sails’ development moves forward

Outcome of two of three recent South Florida cases benefitted boaters’ access Waterfront advocates in land use-conflicted South Florida scored two victories this summer, but lost some ground in a third case. In Fort Lauderdale, city commissioners approved a scaled-back version of a highly touted megayacht marina and hotel complex. And in Miami, a federal…more

Maryland recognizes 10 more ‘clean’ marinas

Annual ceremony brings state’s total to 130 in program trade group helped launch in 1997 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recognized 10 newly certified Clean Marinas with Governor’s Citations during the state’s annual clean marina ceremony. “The voluntary efforts of clean marina owners and managers to reduce pollution and help protect our rivers and the Chesapeake…more

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Marinas find going ‘green’ pulls in customers

Many go beyond regulations, profiting from marriage of economic and environmental benefits In the not-too-distant past, marina and boatyard operators saw a swell of proposed environmental regulations as a threat not only to their livelihoods, but the boating discipline as well. Some of them included: • Permitting storm water runoff. • Requiring paints and solvents…more

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Bankrupt Fla. marina goes to chief creditor

New River property ends up in foreclosure after Fort Lauderdale auction results voided When the auction hammer came down, confirming Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group’s July 17 purchase of bankrupt New River Marina for $13.4 million, everyone thought the deal was in the bag. But what looked like a sure thing turned into a nightmare…more

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Atlantic City boat show starts next week

The Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show, set for Sept. 4-7, will feature more than 700 boats, 16 to 70 feet in length. The hottest new motoryachts, sportfishing yachts, runabouts, walkarounds, center consoles and performance boats will be at Farley State Marina, adjacent to Trump Marina Hotel Casino. Included with a $20 adult admission is a…more

Peer group issues call for papers on sailboats

The Small Craft (Sailing) Technical Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers issued its initial call for papers for the SNAME Journal of Sailboat Technology. The new online, peer-reviewed journal will focus on research achievements and engineering practices, ranging from sailboat systems and sail design to materials and construction methods, weather routing…more

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