Category Archives: Operations

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When it Pays for Your Marina to go Solar

The desire to pursue alternative energy sources is driven by several key motivators including economic savings, self-reliance and sustainability. If you have a marina located in a sunny region with upland property and are looking for ways to cut your operating … Continue reading

How to Create a Successful Future for your Marina

Planning for the long-term growth and financial success of your marina means predicting the future. This includes anticipating and budgeting for future investments in your marina’s infrastructure. Have you given much thought about what it will cost to replace the … Continue reading

Cut through the clutter: Learn what actions a marina can take that will have the greatest environmental impact

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A growing number of marina developers are looking to take an ecocentric (or environmentally conscious) approach to the design, construction and operation of their boat facility. This article reveals the environmental issues that are the biggest concern on a global … Continue reading

Marina Fires: Critical factors for minimizing loss

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No marina is immune from the possibility of a fire. The risk of fire is just as real for a high-end megayacht marina as it is for a small, modest one. The key for marinas is to minimize their exposure … Continue reading

Marketing the Green Marina

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More and more marinas are embracing a “green” approach to the design, construction and operation of their facilities.  So, how do marinas that have taken this approach leverage their efforts to market their brand and increase their goodwill? We interviewed … Continue reading

Plan Ahead for Your Marina’s Future Funding Needs

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The topic of replacement cost is a subject I wrote on several years ago; however, I think it’s an important topic for marina owners and one worth revisiting.  Whether you’ve recently completed a total rebuild of your marina or are … Continue reading

Floating Platform Creates New Revenue Stream

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One of the business strategies of a successful marina operator is that they look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.  By approaching the design and operation of their facility with an eye for solutions that capitalize on site-specific … Continue reading

Marina Fires – Reduce Risk, Minimize Damage

A recent survey asked marina operators what kept them up at night.  A common response mixed with the stresses of managing the day to day operations was fire.  The concern was elevated in the off-season with boats left unattended and … Continue reading

Preventative Maintenance: avoid problems in your marina before they occur

Preventative maintenance is an easy way to keep things running smoothly and to identify issues before they become a problem.  We perform preventative maintenance on our cars, our houses and even our teeth. The ideal preventative maintenance program includes a … Continue reading

Update your Marina by Making Small Improvements

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If you have an aging marina, and a complete replacement is not feasible there are a number of things you can do to update and beautify your property without taking on a comprehensive rebuild. Lido Yacht Anchorage, located in Newport … Continue reading

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