Freedom Boat Club expands to Australia

Freedom Boat Club has announced its expansion to the Asia-Pacific region. Freedom’s flagship club in market will be located in Sydney, Australia. This announcement represents the seventh country and the 35th international location for Freedom Boat Club. “Regarded as one of the best boating markets in the world, we believe there is an outstanding opportunity to […]

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Suntex purchases Green Cove Marina

Suntex Marina Investors has purchased Green Cove Marina in Brick, N.J. This acquisition builds on other recent acquisitions by Suntex on the Jersey Shore. Green Cove is a full-service marina along the New Jersey coastline that has approximately 250 slips ranging from 14- to 46-feet. Amenities include security gates, a fuel dock, and a full-service […]

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Mick Webber purchases Marine Development Inc.

Marine Development Inc. (MDI), a marina construction, expansion, restoration and repair company, has announced the purchase of the company by Mick Webber, a long-time industry professional in the boat lifts and marina equipment markets. Marine Development Inc. was founded in 1991 by Steve and Roger Otis. Webber will lead the company while third- and fourth-generation […]

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Bluestone Bank closes on Monahan Marine acquisition

Bluestone Bank has closed on a commercial lending deal with Monahan’s Marine. Established in 1961, Monahan’s Marine is a south-shore boating institution that specializes in the servicing, storing, and selling of boats and boat parts from its headquarters in Weymouth, Mass. For this commercial deal, Bluestone  did an SBA-7A loan for the acquisition of the […]

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Boatsetter partners with Suntex Marina

Boatsetter and Suntex Marina Investors have announced a partnership to provide boat owners in the Boatsetter program with access to slips at select Suntex Marinas. Suntex has 70 locations and more than twenty thousand existing slips. Boatsetter provides private boat owners with a way to list their boats for rent. It connects owners with renters […]

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ELEVATE SUMMIT 2022 kicks off this month

Boating Industry‘s annual ELEVATE SUMMIT officially kicks off later this month, taking place Nov. 14-16 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla. Despite being just a few weeks away, there’s still time to register for this can’t-miss marine industry leadership event at www.BoatingIndustryElevate.com. “This year’s ELEVATE SUMMIT features a power-packed lineup specifically geared toward […]

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Sea Tow announces Safety Awards winners

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FLIBS 2022 kicks off

Today, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) opened its doors, kicking off the 63rd edition of the event. Andrew Doole, president of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, released a statement reported in full below. “Today, we had an amazingly successful first day of the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, welcoming thousands […]

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ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker provides preview

Like many of you, 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker Curtis Dubay is gearing up for a power-packed event next month in Orlando, Fla. Dubay is the chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his ELEVATE SUMMIT session, he will explain some of the confusing metrics around the economy […]

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Docks and Marinas Course returns to AMI conference

After a five-year hiatus, the Docks and Marinas course, sponsored by Booyah Clean, will be offered as part of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) 2023 Conference & Expo scheduled for Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. This course focuses on technical discussions of the issues and […]

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Suntex acquires Legendary Marina

Suntex Marina Investors has announced its first acquisition on the Florida panhandle with the purchase of the Legendary Marina in Destin, Fla. Legendary Marina is among the largest dry storage facilities in the United States with over 180,000 square feet of space to accommodate 780 vessels. The property has six marine forklifts with the ability […]

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