Marinas/Boatyards

Maryland lifts restriction on boating access

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that his administration is lifting restrictions on motorized boating starting today at 7:00 a.m. ET. In response, NMMA applauded the decision, calling the move a responsible approach to balancing the need for social distancing with access to outdoor recreation. Leading up to the announcement, more than 1,000 Boating United advocates contacted Governor Hogan in ...

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TowBoatUS Islamorada named Tower of the Year

A local business that helps boaters with routine on water assistance was recognized for its professionalism at the 2020 BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. TowBoatUS Islamorada, which is owned and operated by Capt. Carlos Galindo and Ilene Perez, took “Tower of the Year” honors besting more than 100 TowBoatUS companies. Upon receiving the honor Perez said, “A ...

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MIASF announces service tech apprenticeship program news

Jonathan Lowell

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) have selected Jonathan Lowell, founder of Iguana Marine, as the instructor for the first yacht service technician apprenticeship program in Florida. The two-year program, which will be administered online for the time being, gives apprentices a basic set of shipyard skills to jump start a career in ...

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Marine CEOs give insight to COVID-19 impact

NMMA’s Q1 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. marine manufacturing, is now available. As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new section of the survey was added to capture specific feedback relating to business impacts – from supply chain disruptions to plant closures and labor separations. This feedback will ...

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Dockwa to host “Preparing for Recovery” webinar series for marinas

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As part of an ongoing effort to keep marina operators informed and prepared as the boating industry gradually reopens, the team at Dockwa is hosting a series of live educational webinars: Preparing for Recovery. This Thursday, April 30, Dockwa CEO Mike Melillo will host How to Successfully Reopen and Keep Boating Safe this Summer in partnership with the Association of ...

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Governors of three states announce plans to reopen marinas and boatyards

Lake George Marina

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited ...

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Boating Industry Top 100 applications are open

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Applications for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 are now open, with a new streamlined application process. Top 100 companies will be recognized at the Top 100 Gala on the final evening of the Boating Industry Elevate Summit, Nov. 18, in Atlanta. The list will also be featured in the December issue of Boating Industry and at BoatingIndustry.com. Dealers know ...

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Suntex Marinas announces awards

Suntex Marinas GM of the year

Suntex Marinas recently recognized Hank Spencer of CrossTimbers Marina as the Ron TenEyck General Manager of the Year. “With all that is happening in the world right now, we thought it would be a good time to share a recent celebration,” said Ron TenEyck, senior vice president, Suntex. “This past year was challenging with some extraordinary weather events across the ...

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