Marina Updates: What's Up Dock?


From small ports to luxury resorts, marina marinas are buzzing with news and exciting announcements. Constantly working to accommodate boaters' needs from upgraded amenities to new restaurant openings, these dockmasters continue to enhance facilities and make guests feel at home. Check out the latest happenings at the following marinas from the New England coast to the Atlantic seaboard and the lakes of the midwest.

Courtesy of Newport Harbor Island Resort

Newport Harbor Island Resort

Newport, RI

This plush resort on Goat Island completed a $50 million renovation this spring, marking a new era for the former Gurney’s Resorts property. Davidson Hospitality Group and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust present the newly revamped facility with a 22-slip marina, a contemporary spa, and upgraded culinary outlets such as 1639, Torpedo Bar and Lounge, The Bakery, and the beloved Pineapple Club. The hotel boasts expansive guestrooms and suites filled with décor commissioned by local artists.  

LoonASea Marina

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore’s local sports bar chain, Looney’s Pub, recently purchased the former River Watch Restaurant & Marina in the Essex community, revamping it with a major facelift. Located on the banks of Hopkins Creek, the renovated property premieres this season as the all-new LoonASea Marina & Restaurant. Boaters will love the beachy vibe with lively entertainment, fruity cocktails and 40-slip transient marina with amenities including showers, Wi-Fi, pumpout and a service facility next door.  

Anchor Yacht Basin

Edgewater, MD

Located on Turkey Point Island just outside of Annapolis, this full-service marina completed a major renovation to better accommodate guests. Facilities include newly installed underground fuel tanks with a point-of- sale system, new hydraulic trailer with 75-ton travel lift, and fully renovated bathrooms, showers, and ships store. The marina also reconfigured the docks to offer 29-foot-wide easy access and accommodate catamarans.  

Waterways Marina

Richmond Hill, GA

Coastal Georgia’s newest and nicest dry stack marina is located 30 minutes south of Savannah and offers 200 dry storage racks for boats up to 36 feet in length. Waterways is currently building 103 wet slips accommodating boats up to 40 feet. Located in a luxury development but offering boat storage to the public, this full-service, valet marina offers top-notch security and access to amenities including a gym, pool and restaurant onsite.

Legendary Marina & Yacht Club

Gulf Shores, AL

This new marina is proud to bring a state-of-the-art facility to the heart of the Gulf Shores maritime community. Legendary accommodates vessels up to 65 feet and boasts extensive amenities such as a fuel dock, ship store, on-site service team, pool, clubhouse, and a remarkable dry storage facility for vessels up to 50 feet. The dry storage boat racks are designed with hurricane-proof precision to protect against Category 5 wind speeds. Enjoy a seamless booking experience through the launch request app service.  

Snook Bight Marina | Courtesy of Gorman Marine Construction

Snook Bight Marina

Fort Myers, FL

In September 2022, Hurricane Ian devastated this Fort Myers Beach marina, resulting in its complete destruction and shutdown. The Suntex Marinas property worked with Golden Marine Systems and RJ Gorman Marine Construction to restore and reopen the facility in record time. The new Golden 850 Series aluminum docks are meticulously crafted with premium marine-grade structure and stainless-steel hardware for ultimate durability and resistance. The marina features 70 floating docks for vessels up to 50 feet, 200 hurricane-rated indoor storage racks, fuel, ship’s store, private pool and club room.  

Nine Marina

Eufaula, OK

Lake Eufaula’s premier destination recently completed a full renovation with first-class construction from the Oklahoma-based company, Marine Development, Inc. The project featured reconstruction of the ship store and fuel dock, plus marina expansion of 34 covered slips. Amenities include restrooms, boat rentals, boat sales and a convenient storage platform. Feast on authentic street tacos and sip on signature margaritas at Rojas Taqueria & Cantina onsite.

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