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.
The 9-acre Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina on the ICW has 33 slips.
Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., is now carrying ValvTect Marine Gasoline at its docks.
Six facilities have been added to the list of Certified Clean Marinas in the Michigan Clean Marina Program.
United Yacht Sales, a yacht brokerage firm, has added an office at Seaborn Marina in Bay Shore, N.Y. Sales professional Mordy Miltz will run the new facility.
The Michigan Clean Marina Program has certified 64 facilities across the state, increasing by nearly 20 percent in the first half of this year.
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.