Boats escaping oil at Harborage Marina

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Harborage Marina, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., has begin generating business from owners of boats and yachts up to 125 feet who want to escape the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it reported in a recent statement.

“These prudent owners are no longer waiting to see what will happen.” stated Harborage Marina Manager Kirby Scheimann, CMM. “We had one owner send his 125-foot mega yacht, 70-foot sport fisherman, and the 44-foot speed boat/tender to get clear of the situation with the oil spill.”

Located in a protective cove called Bayboro Harbor off of Tampa Bay, the Harborage is in a good position to avoid any impact from the growing oil spill, the company said.

“The loop current actually helps keep potential contamination away from Tampa Bay,” said Scheimann. “Even in the remote chance oil might make it this far and enter the bay, we have two creeks that flow into the marina helping prevent any infiltration of oil. Restricted access between Coast Guard stations provides unparalleled security, and of course, our wet slip marina is behind a solid breakwater wall with all floating concrete docks, which also makes us a good hurricane hold. In addition, we have 400 dry stack slips for boats up to 40-feet, so we offer a lot of secured protection.”

Owned and operated by Marinas International, the Harborage Marina is located at 1110 3rd St. South, St. Petersburg, 33701.

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