Marinas/Boatyards

Pursuit honors top dealers

In September, Pursuit Boats announced their top domestic dealers, international dealer and salespeople for their 2020 model year. Top honors for the number one Pursuit dealer went to Quality Boats,a dealer that has multiple locations in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida. “This is a first time win as top dealer for Quality Boats,” said Randy Jernigan, Director of Sales at Pursuit. ...

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Suntex names new GM at Kentucky Dam Marina

Suntex logo

Suntex Marina Investors named Bert Morales general manager of Kentucky Dam Marina, in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.  After a career in hospitality, in 2017, he became an investor and part-owner of a yacht charter company, which, along with his passion for boating, introduced him to Suntex Marinas. “We are very excited to welcome Bert to our Suntex family,” said Rich Carter, chief operating officer, ...

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Last call for 2020 Movers & Shakers nominations

Tomorrow, Friday, Sep. 4, 2020, is the final day to submit nominations for the 2020 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does ...

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Integra Investments acquires Tampa’s Westshore Yacht Club Marina

Westshore Yacht Club Marina

Miami-based real estate investment and development firm Integra Investments, under its “Integra Marina” business vertical, announced the acquisition of Westshore Yacht Club Marina in Tampa, Florida. This news marks the company’s fourth marina purchase in its expanding marina portfolio, continuing a trajectory of growth as a prominent player in the asset class. Located at 6003 S. Westshore Blvd., Westshore Yacht Club ...

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Boating Industry accepting nominations for 2020 Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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Freedom Boat Club named best boat club in Jacksonville

Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville

Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville Beach has been named the best boat club of 2020 in the Best of Jacksonville Awards presented by the Jacksonville Awards Program. The Jacksonville Beach location was chosen for the award for the club’s commitment to its members and the community. Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville Beach is located at Beach Marine at 2315 Beach Blvd. ...

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Southern Marinas acquires Bay Point Resort and Marina

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, recently announced the purchase of Bay Point Resort and Marina in Marblehead, Ohio on July 8, 2020. This acquisition brings the growing Southern Marina’s portfolio total to eleven properties. Bay Point Resort and Marina is a 227-acre recreational area with direct access to Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay. The Resort offers summer ...

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IBEX 2020 announces transition to virtual event

IBEX 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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Changes at Florida’s Whiticar Boat Works and Shearwater Marine

Whiticar Boat Works

Customers of Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart, Florida recently received this letter from the owners. Dear valued customers and friends, For nearly seventy-five years, Whiticar Boat Works has been a part of marine life in Stuart, Florida. Our family-established and family-run business incorporated in 1959 by our fathers, Curt Whiticar and John Dragseth, has a rich history in the boating ...

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Newport International Boat Show cancels 2020 event

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its annual boat show scheduled to take place September 17-20, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I., has been cancelled. Due to spikes in new cases of COVID-19 across the United States, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, stated that, although Phase III of re-opening would have included no cap on the number ...

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