Marina Industry Updates Spring 2024


Industry Updates

Raymarine Launches New Waterway Guide Data

Marine electronics company, Raymarine, and trusted resource, Waterway Guide, team up to provide boaters with top-notch navigation tools and data. Raymarine’s LightHouse Chart Premium subscription now includes Waterway Guide data covering regions from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean. Stay up to date with the latest nautical charts, premium points of interest, fishing hotspots and high-resolution satellite imagery. For more info, visit

Sunstream Acquires Sarasota Boating World

Hydraulic, solar and remote-controlled boat lifts and automatic boat cover systems manufacturer, Sunstream Boat Lifts, recently acquired Sarasota Boating World to help expand its product line. As Sarasota Boating World primarily sells boat covers, lifts and docks, the acquisition will help Sunstream expand its SwiftShield automatic boat cover line and grow in the U.S. Learn more at

Marina Updates

Fore Points Marina in Portland, ME | Courtesy of Ocean Havens

Ocean Havens Welcomes New Maine Marina

Marina operations and owner company, Ocean Havens, recently announced the latest addition to its growing New England portfolio: Fore Points Marina in Portland, ME. Situated within Casco Bay, this state-of-the-art facility is a 15-acre megayacht marina open year-round. The property is complete with 150 slips and 14 megayacht berths recently expanded to accommodate vessels up to 630 feet. Amenities include a fuel dock with in-slip megayacht fueling, 3-phase 100 AMP power, and laundry facilities. Visit

Navy Pier in Chicago | Courtesy of Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier Set to Build Transient Marina

The iconic Navy Pier has reached an agreement to construct the long- anticipated Navy Pier Marina. The Harbor Permit granted construction along 6,400 linear feet of broadside moorings for vessels up to 130 feet. Amenities will include pump-out service, ships store and a boater’s service facility. Stay tuned for updates at

Photo Contest Is Open for Submissions!

Marinalife is pleased to announce its 2024 Photography Contest where we ask our creative seafarers to send their best shots of life on the water. This year, our fifth-annual competition welcomes snapshots that capture maritime moments from photographers of all skill levels. For details, see page 14 of the spring issue or submit your photos here.

Show Us Your Best Boat Drink!

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 here!

‍Upcoming Boat Shows

Bay Bridge Boat Show

Stevensville, MD, April 12 - 14

Suncoast Boat Show

Sarasota, FL, April 19 - 21

Connecticut Spring Boat Show

Essex, CT, April 26 - 28

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Annapolis, MD, April 26 - 28‍

Trawlerfest Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show

Anacortes, WA, May 14 - 18

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