Maryland names new Clean Marinas


Twelve Maryland marinas were presented with Governor's Citation awards recently for being certified as Clean Marinas.

"Every Marylander has a role in helping to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "I want to commend these business owners for making a significant contribution to this effort."

To receive certification, a marina must meet regulatory requirements as well as implement a number of recommendations from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook in areas such as sewage handling, waste containment and disposal, and marina management. The marinas must meet minimum scores - 75 to 80 percent - in each area of the Award Checklist and pass a site inspection.

The Clean Marinas receiving the Governor's Citation were:

* Annapolis City Dock

* Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Club

* Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Center

* Campbell's Boatyard at Jack's Point (Oxford)

* Clark's Landing Marine Center (Chester)

* Gunpowder Neck Boat Club (Aberdeen Proving Ground MWR)

* Mill Creek Marina (Naval Station Annapolis)

* Nanticoke Harbor Marina (Nanticoke)

* National Harbor Marina (Oxon Hill)

* Tradewinds Marina (Baltimore)

* West Basin Marina (Patuxent River Naval Air Station)

* Yacht Basin Company (Annapolis)

Click here for the full release.


We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.

Galeon Launches Outboard Series

The first model in the series, the 325 GTO, will be powered by twin 350-hp Mercury Verados.

We Have Liftoff

Foil-equipped powerboats are poised to enter the mainstream recreational marine market.

Scania to Power Demo Viking 46

The Swedish engine manufacturer will use the boat in tournaments and other events to showcase its power options to the U.S. market.

Quick Hits: January 20, 2021

ShoreMaster, HydroHoist and Neptune rebranded as Waterfront Brands; Boats Group acquires more European brokerage sites; and Gill Fishing partners with rgyr agency.

Should You Require Employee Vaccinations?

With the Covid vaccines becoming more readily available, it’s a topic that’s worth addressing now.

Parker Sponsors ‘Journey for a Cause’

An Indiana college student will embark on a 10-day passage from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico to highlight inclusion and fishing.