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Industry Updates

Magnuson Hotel in St. Pete, Florida, Acquired

A Pennsylvania real-estate firm has purchased the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 12, 2022

MRAA Submits Grant Application for BOAT Jobs Program

The building out apprenticed trades (BOAT) jobs grant submission is backed by the leading marine-industry organizations and the world’s largest marine dealerships.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 12, 2022

Learn to "Put the Fire Out" on May 17

Learn the latest in marine fire-suppression systems, standards, and requirements by attending the free ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Online Conference on Tuesday, May 17.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 12, 2022

Take a Friend Fishing

The American Sportfishing Association has named May 9 to 15, Take a Friend Fishing Week.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 11, 2022

First-Time Boat Buyers Exceed 415,000 for Second Time in 15 Years

Following strong sales numbers in 2020, in 2021 first-time boat buyers accounted for 34 percent of boat sales, driving growth for the recreational boating industry and further reinforcing heightened demand for boats since the outset of the pandemic.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 3, 2022

DDJ Marine Purchases Pensacola Shipyard

With 50 years of history serving boaters, Pensacola Shipyard is a full-service marina and boatyard that provides fuel, protected dockage, in-water and out-of-water repairs, maintenance, and service.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 3, 2022

Michigan's Bay Harbor Lake Marina Expands Dockage

The project on the marina's Pier B accounts for 35 slips ranging from 40 to 120 feet. all of which are currently available for reservations.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
May 2, 2022

Celebrate ABYC’s International Marine Service Technician Week

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) encourages all boaters to show some love for International Marine Service Technicians this week.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
April 26, 2022

Vote for the Best Harbor in the U.S.

US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced that voting begins on Monday, April 18, for the fourth annual Best Harbor in the U.S. contest.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
April 13, 2022

Suntex Marinas Acquires New Jersey's Key Harbor Marina

Suntex Marina Investors has announced its acquisition of Key Harbor Marina in Waretown, New Jersey.

By
Joe Healy, joseph.healy@dockwa.com
on
April 12, 2022

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