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Top 100 dealer Laurel Marina sold to new investors

Dallas-based Suntex Marina Investors, LLC, is the new owner of Laurel Marina. Under the leadership of president and CEO Dale Thomas, the Bristol, Tenn., marina is a longtime member of the Boating Industry Top 100. With the sale, Thomas is retiring after owning and managing the marina for more than 40 years. “The marina has been in my family since ...

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Marinas evolve from a point of launch to family destinations

In order to effectively sell the boating lifestyle, marinas are increasingly turning their facilities into a hub of activity. The marina of today has evolved from a mere launch point to an all-day destination. We spoke with top marinas to discuss what areas of their business held the most potential for driving traffic and sales, and we created a roadmap ...

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