Marinas/Boatyards

Freedom Boat Club acquires Chicago franchise operation and territory

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Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire its Freedom Boat Club of Chicago franchise operation and territory from its current owner. The scope of the transactions includes all four current Illinois-based locations and rights to build new club locations in part of Northern Illinois and portions of ...

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AMI launches National Clean Marina Certification program

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Last week, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) announced its plan to develop a national Clean Marina program. This will be the first national clean marina program of its kind in the United States. It is designed to provide clean marina certifications to marinas in states where no such program currently exists and augment existing state and regional efforts. Its ...

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Southern Marinas sells existing portfolio

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the sale of its portfolio of its marinas to a publicly traded REIT.   “With the uncertainty surrounding the long-term investment strategy in some traditional core real estate including retail and office, the marina space has become increasingly interesting for private equity and ...

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Suntex acquires Prime Marina Miami

Prime Marina Miami

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), acquired Prime Marina Miami. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, adjacent to city hall and local businesses, the property serves a strong and affluent boating market south of downtown Miami. Effective immediately, Suntex will return the site to its previous name, Bayshore Landing. The purchase of the property’s recently renewed 70-year lease from Prime ...

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Lauderdale Marine Center launches new app with Boatyard

Boatyard is moving the boating industry forward by making it easy for boat owners to connect with their preferred marinas, dealers, or marine pros with a couple of clicks on their mobile devices. The company recently announced a new partnership with Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL to create the LMC Customer Experience app.  Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is ...

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Boating Industry makes final call for 2021 40 Under 40 nominations

Now in its fifth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2021. However, there are just a few days left to submit nominations for the 2021 program. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives ...

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Suntex Marinas acquires Prime Marina Miami

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best in-class marina properties, announced it has acquired Prime Marina Miami. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, adjacent to city hall and local businesses, the property serves a strong and affluent boating market south of downtown Miami. Effective immediately, Suntex will return the site to its previous name, ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2021 40 Under 40

Now in its fifth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2021. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and many ...

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Safe Harbor Marinas acquires Rybovich

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Safe Harbor Marinas recently announced it has acquired Rybovich, a U.S. destination and service provider for the superyacht industry. "We're extremely excited about what this means for our people, our customers, and our partners," said Wayne Huizenga Jr., owner and CEO of Rybovich. "We share with Safe Harbor a fundamental commitment to excellence in service and hospitality. We believe this transaction ...

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Marina Dock Age honors top marinas

Marina Dock Age Marina of the Year

Each year, Marina Dock Age honors two marinas (one small, less than 250 slips, and one large) with the Marina of the Year awards. Facilities from across the country complete detailed applications, competing in many different categories – business operations, renovations, advertising/marketing, community and industry involvement, special challenges and more. Large Winner-Stock Island Marina Village, Key West, Florida Small Winner-Marathon Marina and ...

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