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AMI launches National Clean Marina Certification program

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Last week, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) announced its plan to develop a national Clean Marina program. This will be the first national clean marina program of its kind in the United States. It is designed to provide clean marina certifications to marinas in states where no such program currently exists and augment existing state and regional efforts. Its ...

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Virtual AMI Conference allows new opportunities

By Adam Quandt The show must go on. Much like nearly every other association in the boating industry, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) was faced with a tough decision in its annual AMI Conference & Expo (formerly known as the International Marina and Boatyard Conference and Expo, or IMBC). As the global pandemic continues, AMI made the decision to ...

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ValvTect names 2019 Marina of the Year

ValvTect recently announced Thamesport Marina in New London, Conn., has been named the ValvTect Marina of the Year for 2019. “We are excited to be able to name Thamesport Marina the winner of the ValvTect Marina of the Year award," said Marvin Griffin, president of ValvTect Petroleum Products. "This is a first class operation and a perfect example of how ...

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Construction begins on new Tampa deepwater marina

South Tampa will soon be home to Tampa’s largest new deep-water marina. Real estate development and land investment firm BTI Partners has started construction of the 150-slip full-service marina able to accommodate large vessels. The marina will be part of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District – a vibrant mixed-use community - on Westshore and Gandy Boulevard on Old Tampa Bay across ...

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Southern Marinas acquires Rivers Edge Marina

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced today the purchase of Rivers Edge Marina in North Charleston, S.C. on Oct. 31, 2019. Rivers Edge Marina is nestled along Charleston’s Ashley River in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.  It is conveniently located near the historic Ashley River Plantations and just six miles from ...

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Suntex acquires Pleasure Cove Marina

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), announced today the acquisition of Pleasure Cove Marina, located on Lake Berryessa in Napa, Calif. The facilities at Pleasure Cove Marina include boat slips, a convenience store, fuel dock and boat, PWC, kayak and canoe rentals. In addition, the property includes four- and eight-person cabins and 140 camp and RV sites providing overnight accommodations for ...

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Scribble Software releases new mobile point-of-sale app

Scribble Software Inc., a provider of business management solutions for the marina industry, announced the release of marinaGO POS v2.5, their latest mobile point-of-sale app with integrated fuel management and credit card processing. Built for the iOS platform, the marinaGO point-of-sale is the first native mobile app in the industry to offer real-time integrated fuel management and is available for the iPhone, iPad, and ...

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Safe Harbor Marinas plans aggressive expansion in 2016

Last month, Safe Harbor Marinas announced its formal debut as the largest owner and operator of marinas in the U.S. at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The company, which was formed in 2015 and backed by the American Infrastructure MLP Funds (AIM), recently completed acquisitions from four separate marina owners and operators. “With the launch of ...

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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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