IMI sets schedule for Florida boatyard tour


The International Marina Institute, a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, will visit nine facilities Oct. 29-30 during its seventh annual Southeast Florida Marina and Boatyard Study Tour.

The tour, based this year at the B Ocean Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, occurs immediately after the close of the IMI’s 10th Drystack Conference, scheduled for Oct. 27–28.

This year’s tour will stop at several Fort Lauderdale facilities, including Sunrise Harbor Marina, The Port, Bradford Marine and Lauderdale Marine Center. Participants also will visit Aquamarina Hidden Harbour in Pompano Beach; New Port Cove Marine Center in Riviera Beach; and Rybovich, Palm Harbor and Palm Beach Docks, all in West Palm Beach.

The study tour is a two-day mobile training course that takes participants on tours of marinas and boatyards to provide an in-depth look at the operations of different types of facilities in South Florida. At the end of each day, attendees participate in a facilitated roundtable discussion and a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of each marina.

“This year’s diverse schedule offers participants a look into small and large marinas, yards and facilities with both dry storage and in-water slips,” tour host Brad St. Coeur said in a statement. “The variety creates a well-rounded course that appeals to all marina industry professionals.”

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