Marinalife, a cruising concierge company, is reporting a 30 percent increase in online marina reservations in the United States and the Bahamas for the first three weeks of January compared to last year.
It also reported an increase in visitors to its Web site and use of such features as the fuel price locator, marina quick find, and marina reviews/ratings.
The company would not release the number of reservations it has received.
"Marinalife continues to focus on making boating easy, convenient and enjoyable through unique on-the-water travel tools, innovative partnerships and an improved Web site,” founder and president Joy McPeters said in a statement. “Now more than ever, especially in these economic times, we are focused on helping people use their boats."