As the 2022 boating season gets underway around much of the U.S., boaters watch prices climb at the pump. Still, boater interest and activity continue to grow.
Maple Leaf Marinas of Midland, Ontario, Canada, has announced the acquisitions of Baysville Marina on Lake of Bays, Wawautosa Trading Post & Marina on Six Mile Lake, and Huntsville Marine on Fairy Lake.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s multi-million-dollar Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program will aid marina management by funding construction, renovation, and maintenance of marinas and other boating facilities in 20 U.S. states.
NMMA Canada announced in a statement that Brunswick Corporation’s Tom MacNair was inducted this week into the NMMA Hall of Fame.
Suntex Marina Investors, owner and operator of marina properties, has announced the acquisition of Key West’s Garrison Bight Marina in the Florida Keys.
Suntex Marina Investors announced today that it has acquired The Marinas at Little Harbor. Located in Ruskin, Florida and formerly known as Antigua Cove and Village Marina, the Marinas at Little Harbor offers a deepwater marina complex featuring a well-protected basin on Tampa Bay. It's property includes slips for vessels up to 65-feet in length and pedestals that support 30- and 50-amp electric, freshwater hookup and waste tank pump out. The East Marina and dry stack building can accommodate 205 boats up to 46-feet in length in a fully enclosed building and has outdoor racks for 33 vessels. The West Marina includes Sunset Grill Restaurant and access to a private beach.
MarineMax, Inc. the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Intrepid Powerboats out of Long Boat Key in Florida. MarineMax expects the acquisition to close before December 31, 2021. An award-winning maker of custom boats, Intrepid follows a direct-to-consumer distribution model and produced revenue in excess of $60 million in the last twelve months.
PORT 32 a collection of marinas across Florida has announced a major expansion of its capacity in Fort Lauderdale. The expansion will consist of a new drystack containing approximately 700 slips which will be able to house boats up to 55 feet. The dry rack systems will be built to sustain wind loads of up to 175 mph and will be fully equipped with a fire suppression system. PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale will also include a service boatyard with a 150 metric ton travel lift and with enclosed and climate controlled commercial service and office bays available for lease to marine contractors and vendors.
The Bahamian government this week announced that it has sold the historic Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina to a collection of local marina and hotel developers. Heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the sale to an entirely Bahamian consortium of investors creates the opportunity to restore and reopen the property and has been applauded as a win for the local community.