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.
Yarmouth Boat Yard has added Seaway Boats to its product offerings. Seaway builds downeast-style boats ranging from 18 to 27 feet including utility models, center consoles, hardtop pilothouses and cuddy cabin versions.
The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 17-21.
Kennebunkport Marina has hired Shawn Dumas as operations manager. In his new role, Dumas will help with the marina’s expansion.
MyTaskit has introduced a product upgrade with a new scheduling feature that allows users to assign work to technicians well into the future, while offering the flexibility to instantly adjust to schedule changes.
Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio has promoted Barry Slade from vice president of business development to chief operating officer of the corporation and the newly launched division of Freedom Marine Sales.
The Michigan Clean Marina Program has re-certified Howe Interlakes Marine in Indian River, Edward C. Grave Memorial Harbor in Elk Rapids, Algonac Harbor Club in Algonac and Bouvier Bridge Marina in Fair Haven as Michigan Clean Marinas.
Freedom Boat Club and Jeanneau are partnering to develop Freedom franchises among Jeanneau’s European dealer network.
Freedom Boat Club was ranked No. 1 in the Misc. Recreational Business Category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual rankings and was #309 in the overall 2018 Franchise 500 list.
Pam Lendzion, executive director for the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, joined nine other small and medium-sized employers in a series of meetings with senior level officials at the White House, Department of Labor, and Department of Commerce.
A video created by Lisa Almeida, who owns Freedom Boat Club locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla., has generated more than 72,000 views and has been promoted by more than 50 of the company’s franchises.
Suntex Marina Investors LLC said it has acquired an equity interest from the RCI Group’s Miami Beach Marina.
The NMMA said today that the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is considering an ordinance that would require marine facilities to repair or replace unencapsulated polystyrene if it shows evidence of degradation, shredding or other damage.