Marina Industry News & Updates Summer 2024


Industry News

Nautical Boat Club Grows in Wisconsin & Texas

Founded more than two decades ago, this boat club pioneer brings a luxury country club experience to marina communities. Nautical Boat Club recently added two new locations at South Bay Marina in Green Bay, WI, and Kemah Boardwalk Marina in Kemah, TX, now totaling at 26 clubs and growing. Take advantage of membership benefits including access to a first-class fleet, watersport rentals, a range of excursions and more. Visit

Marina Updates

Suntex Announces New Partnership & Destinations

As Suntex Marinas rapidly grows, this marina owner and operator recently announced a new partnership with Almar Marinas, one of the largest marina operators on the West Coast. A few Almar marinas merging with Suntex include Marina Del Rey Marina, Peninsula Yacht Marina and Bahia Marina in California. Suntex also recently added to its Northeast roster by acquiring Lighthouse Point Marina & Yacht Club in Toms River, NJ. This scenic destination boasts 243 wet slips located on a fully protected breakwater leading into Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. Visit

Pier 4 Marina Coming Soon to Boston Waterfront

New England marina owner and operator, Ocean Havens, is in the works of adding another property to its growing portfolio. Due to the success of Fan Pier Marina, Ocean Havens is permitting another state-of-the-art marina next door at Pier 4. In the heart of the new Seaport District, Pier 4 Marina will offer stunning views of Boston Harbor and personalized concierge service. Guests of the marina only have to walk up the gangway to enjoy dining at Woods Hill Pier 4 and The Nautilus, a Nantucket favorite. Stay tuned for updates at

Show Us your Best Boat Drink!

As we approach our 25th anniversary celebration, Marinalife and our sponsor Tito’s Hand- made Vodka want to see how you toast to good times on the water. Send us the recipe for your favorite boat beverage made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and share a photo of you raising a glass for a chance to be featured in Marinalife. Submit your recipes by October 1 at

Don’t Miss our Photo Contest Deadline!

Attention all creative seafarers! Check out our sixth-annual photo contest where we encourage everyone from amateur shutterbugs to seasoned photographers to send the best snapshots of what you love about boating and the cruising lifestyle. Submit your photos by July 19 at

Upcoming Boat Shows

Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show

Atlantic City, NJ September 5 - 8

Newport International Boat Show

Newport, RI September 12 - 15

Trawlerfest Baltimore

Baltimore, MD September 24 - 28

United States Powerboat Show

Annapolis, MD October 3 - 6

United States Sailboat Show

Annapolis, MD October 10 - 14

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