Boat owners survey damage at Pineland Marina

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Pineland Marina in Pine Island, Fla. will allow access to boat owners, insurance agents and adjusters today for the first time after sustaining considerable damage during Hurricane Charley, according to a story in the Ft. Myers News-Press this morning.

Property owners and insurance adjusters will attempt to assess the damage caused to the more than 100 boats stored at the marina before its boat barn was destroyed by the Aug. 13 storm. Recovery crews have been working at the Pine Island marina since Aug. 15, and access had been limited to workers and law enforcement personnel, the newspaper reported.

“After recovery of the boats from the barn, they will be put in a holding area on the property for inspection by the customers’ insurance companies,” a statement on the marina’s Web site, quoted by the News-Press said. “No boats will be removed from the Marina prior to customers’ insurance company’s authorization.”

Access to Pineland Marina’s boat ramp, which was not damaged, should be available after cleanup and recovery. A new boat barn has been ordered, and new boat racks are coming in three weeks. Wet slips are expected to be repaired within 30 days, according to the newspaper.

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