Marinas/Boatyards

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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2021 AMI Conference & Expo registration opens

AMI registration opens

Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open at marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpo. Entering its 19th year, the conference will be held February 2-4, 2021, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. AMI is planning a face-to-face event along with a virtual component. Full face-to-face conference fees begin at $399 ...

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MarineMax acquires SkipperBud’s and affiliates

MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of SkipperBud's and its affiliate, Silver Seas, deepening the North-South-West connection for both organizations and their customers.  SkipperBud’s was founded over 60 years ago with the realization that the growth and success of the company depended on its team members. Under Michael Pretasky Sr., SkipperBud’s demonstrated a commitment to customers by delivering the dream of the boating lifestyle ...

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Safe Harbor Marinas announces merger agreement

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Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sun Communities, Inc., and one of its subsidiaries, in a transaction for cash and SUI equity valued at $2.11 billion. "We are excited to partner with Sun Communities, a premier real estate investment trust that owns and operates 426 properties across North America," ...

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Southern Marinas acquires Inlet Harbor Marina

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the purchase of Inlet Harbor Marina in Ponce Inlet, Fla. on Sep. 24, 2020. This acquisition brings the growing Southern Marina’s portfolio total to twelve properties. Strategically located just a few minutes from the Ponce Inlet along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Inlet Harbor Marina ...

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Top 100 application deadline approaching

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This is the last week to apply for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due Sep. 21, 2020. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. For ...

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