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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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Southern Marinas sells existing portfolio

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the sale of its portfolio of its marinas to a publicly traded REIT.   “With the uncertainty surrounding the long-term investment strategy in some traditional core real estate including retail and office, the marina space has become increasingly interesting for private equity and ...

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Suntex Marinas acquires Prime Marina Miami

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best in-class marina properties, announced it has acquired Prime Marina Miami. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, adjacent to city hall and local businesses, the property serves a strong and affluent boating market south of downtown Miami. Effective immediately, Suntex will return the site to its previous name, ...

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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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Safe Harbor Marinas acquires Rybovich

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Safe Harbor Marinas recently announced it has acquired Rybovich, a U.S. destination and service provider for the superyacht industry. "We're extremely excited about what this means for our people, our customers, and our partners," said Wayne Huizenga Jr., owner and CEO of Rybovich. "We share with Safe Harbor a fundamental commitment to excellence in service and hospitality. We believe this transaction ...

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AMI adds online marina management course

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. The online course begins November 11, 2020 and runs through December 10, 2020, holding two classes per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from ...

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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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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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Changes at Florida’s Whiticar Boat Works and Shearwater Marine

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Customers of Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart, Florida recently received this letter from the owners. Dear valued customers and friends, For nearly seventy-five years, Whiticar Boat Works has been a part of marine life in Stuart, Florida. Our family-established and family-run business incorporated in 1959 by our fathers, Curt Whiticar and John Dragseth, has a rich history in the boating ...

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Safe Harbor acquires 100th marina

Safe Harbor Marinas recently announced the acquisition of its 99th and 100th marinas. The company has added Great Island Marina in Harpswell, Maine and Sportsman Marina on the Alabama Gulf Shores to its portfolio of facilities. The acquisitions expand Safe Harbor's network to 100 marinas across 22 states. They are part of the company's ongoing program to grow and diversify its portfolio. ...

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