Marina Spotlights

What's New Summer 2015


Join the 2015 Crab Deck Crawl

We are challenging all boaters to cruise around the Chesapeake Bay this summer for our Crab Deck Crawl. From July 1 until Sept. 7, we challenge you to show your crabitude by taking photographs of 12 crabby items. Send in all 12 photos and you could win the coveted Golden Mallet Award. Visit for more information and to download the printable map.

Best Marina Contest

The time has come to cast your vote for 2015's best marinas! This year vote for the Best Large Marina (over 100 slips) and Best Small Marina (under 100 slips). Voting is open July 1st until October 1, 2015. Visit

Just Launched

Check out the improved Marinalife mobile app. Version 2 is now available for IOS products (soon for Android). Now you can use nautical charts to easily locate marinas and view details including amenities, fuel prices, rates, reviews and more!

Summer Boat Drink Contest

Marinalife wants to hear about your favorite on-board cocktails. Submit your drink recipes to by September 1. Winners will be announced this fall.

Marina Updates

  • Harbour Isle Beach Club in Bradenton, Fla. will be opening this summer. This 23,000- square-foot club is part of a 220-acre resort home community located directly on the Anna Maria Sound across from Anna Maria Island. The beach club will feature a fitness center, Sky Bar Lounge, Cabana Bar, swimming pool, yoga lawn and beach. In 2016, Harbour Isle plans on opening Harbour Isle Marina with wet and dry storage, restaurants and a ship store.
  • North Cove Marina located on the Hudson River in New York City announced that it will now be operated by IGY Marinas. IGY Marinas and Brookfield Property Partners won a bid for 10-year lease of the marina and will begin a variety of structural upgrades to the facility. This includes additional lighting, waterfront seating, new signs, landscaping and operating a sailing program from the marina location.
  • Charlestown Marina in Boston, Mass., recently opened in May 2015 servicing vessels up to 400 feet. The marina is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard and will accept both transient and seasonal boaters. Onsite is Pier 6 Restaurant, security staff and cameras, shower and restroom facilities, laundry, grilling stations and free WiFi. The marina features a 900-foot hybrid steel/concrete breakwater system designed to reduce wake from the harbor.

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