Marinas/Boatyards

AMI opens registration for 2023 conference

Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open. Entering its 21st year, the conference will be held January 30 – February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. AMI is planning a face-to-face event in 2022. Conference fees begin at $399 and include ...

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Boatyard appoints Lingerfelt principal product owner

Boatyard announced that Joe Lingerfelt, formerly of YachtWorld and more recently Expedia, has joined their team as principal product owner. “We are excited that Joe has brought his years of leadership experience at one of the largest tech companies in the world to Boatyard,” said Boatyard founder and president Nathan Heber. “By combining his expertise in product strategy with his ...

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MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of up to $100 million two ...

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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 50K-member milestone

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Freedom Boat Club recently announced a significant milestone as it surpassed 50,000 memberships across its 360 global locations. With their application to the Freedom Boat Club Seattle, Walter and CJ Robles signified this achievement.The Robles are like many who have joined the Freedom community since its inception. Two busy healthcare professionals with young children, the couple didn’t have the time to ...

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Suntex acquires The Wharf in Marathon

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Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) has announced the acquisition of The Wharf in Marathon in the Florida Keys and, after a significant investment, will re-launch the property as Ocean View Marina. The new acquisition establishes a significant foothold for Suntex in the Keys following the purchases of Faro Blanco, Caloosa Cove and Garrison Bight within the past year. The property ...

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego opens new location

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego announced it has expanded to its fifth location in Chula Vista. Nestled in San Diego's Bay, the marina provides boaters with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere away from downtown, with tall swaying trees and a pristine, park-like setting. The new location joins Freedom Boat Club San Diego’s Oceanside, Bay Marina Cortez, Cabrillo Isle and Mission Bay ...

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Freedom Boat Club to pass 50,000 member mark

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Brunswick Corporation announced that Freedom Boat Club this week is expected surpass 50,000 memberships across its 360 global locations, made up of both corporate locations and a continually growing network of franchise partners. Freedom’s 50,000 memberships cover more than 75,000 global members constituting a growing, energetic, and diverse community of boating enthusiasts. Since Brunswick’s acquisition of Freedom in 2019, the ...

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Boating Industry issues ‘last call’ for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now in the last days for accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort ...

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Freedom Boat Club accelerates Upper Midwest growth

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Freedom Boat Club, operator of the largest fleet of recreational boats in the world, and a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced that it is adding five new corporate club locations in Wisconsin during the summer 2022 boating season. The additions support Freedom’s growth plans in the Upper Midwest giving members 13 locations to choose from in a three-state area (Illinois, ...

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Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

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EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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