Marinas/Boatyards

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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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

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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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