Brunswick Landing Marina awarded by Marina Life Magazine

Brunswick Landing Marina has been named the Best Large Marina in the country by Marina Life Magazine. The downtown-Brunswick-based marina was chosen by readers of Marina Life for the prestigious award out of thousands of competitors in its annual Best Marina Contest. Marina Life is a leading boating publication created to allow the boating community to fully embrace life on ...

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Bluestone Bank closes on Monahan Marine acquisition

Bluestone Bank has closed on a commercial lending deal with Monahan’s Marine. Established in 1961, Monahan’s Marine is a south-shore boating institution that specializes in the servicing, storing, and selling of boats and boat parts from its headquarters in Weymouth, Mass. For this commercial deal, Bluestone  did an SBA-7A loan for the acquisition of the business and an SBA 504 ...

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Boatsetter partners with Suntex Marina

Boatsetter and Suntex Marina Investors have announced a partnership to provide boat owners in the Boatsetter program with access to slips at select Suntex Marinas. Suntex has 70 locations and more than twenty thousand existing slips. Boatsetter provides private boat owners with a way to list their boats for rent. It connects owners with renters and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT 2022 kicks off this month

Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference

Boating Industry's annual ELEVATE SUMMIT officially kicks off later this month, taking place Nov. 14-16 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla. Despite being just a few weeks away, there's still time to register for this can't-miss marine industry leadership event at "This year's ELEVATE SUMMIT features a power-packed lineup specifically geared toward leaders from all segments of ...

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FLIBS 2022 kicks off

Today, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) opened its doors, kicking off the 63rd edition of the event. Andrew Doole, president of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, released a statement reported in full below. “Today, we had an amazingly successful first day of the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, welcoming thousands of boating enthusiasts back to ...

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Sea Tow announces Safety Awards winners

The Sea Tow Foundation has announced the winners of their fourth annual National Boating Industry Safety Awards. The awards recognize efforts to promote safety on the water within the for-profit sector of the boating industry. The awards were presented online to each of the winners on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 following the cancellation of IBEX due to Hurricane Ian.  THE WINNERS ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker provides preview

Like many of you, 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker Curtis Dubay is gearing up for a power-packed event next month in Orlando, Fla. Dubay is the chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his ELEVATE SUMMIT session, he will explain some of the confusing metrics around the economy right now, and speak to ...

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Suntex acquires Legendary Marina

Suntex Marina Investors has announced its first acquisition on the Florida panhandle with the purchase of the Legendary Marina in Destin, Fla. Legendary Marina is among the largest dry storage facilities in the United States with over 180,000 square feet of space to accommodate 780 vessels. The property has six marine forklifts with the ability to lift boats up to ...

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Docks and Marinas Course returns to AMI conference

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After a five-year hiatus, the Docks and Marinas course, sponsored by Booyah Clean, will be offered as part of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) 2023 Conference & Expo scheduled for Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. This course focuses on technical discussions of the issues and problems in marina design, maintenance ...

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