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What's New with Marinalife - FALL 2021

Marina Updates & More!

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Marina Updates


Oasis Marinas Branches into the South
Oasis is proud to announce its latest expansion with new properties including Marina at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, Marriott Hutchinson Island Marina in Stuart, FL, and Sea Isle Marina in Miami, FL. To keep up with our growing family, visit oasismarinas.com

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Hawks Cay Pool | Hawks Cay Resort

Plan your Fall Escape to Hawks Cay
Are you planning a fall wedding, anniversary, celebration or just need a relaxing getaway? This 85-slip marina and resort in Duck Key is a gorgeous waterside venue for any occasion. The resort offers island wedding packages, sunset cruises, charters, paddleboard and kayak rentals, and reef snorkeling excursions to Collins Patch and Grassy Key Sandbar. To book now, visit hawkscay.com

A Change of Hands in Kent Island
Petrie Ventures and McGrath Development recently announced their acquisition of Bay Bridge Marina and Hemingway's Restaurant in Stevensville, MD. Marina enhancements and restaurant revamping are soon to come, along with plans to reopen a new Tiki Bar next year. Stay tuned at baybridgemarina.com

Become a Driven Member & Get Exclusive Benefits


Whether you need a safe, reliable and transaction-free ride to the airport, for corporate travel, or just for a fun night out, Driven is the only transportation service of its kind. This members only model provides an easy experience that is personalized to the customer's needs. Visit drivenmembers.com

Three Cheers for our Olympic Athletes


This year, Marinalife was pleased to sponsor the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team in the 2021 summer games. We supported Olympic athletes Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss on their journey to Tokyo. After completing all 10 qualifying races they came in 12th place overall in the Women's 470. We are so proud of their achievements on the international stage!

Upcoming Boat Shows


United States Powerboat Show
Annapolis, MD
October 7-10, 2021

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Nikki Barnes & Lara Dallman-Weiss | Courtesy of Anna Suslova

United States Sailboat Show
Annapolis, MD
October 14-18, 2021

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 27-31, 2021

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
St. Petersburg, FLJanuary 20-23, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show
Presented by the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County
Timonium, MD
January 21-23, 2022

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Marinalife invites you to explore our new website https://marinalife.com and encourages you to sign up as a digital subscriber to stay in the loop and up to date with all things boating! 

About Marinalife: 

Founded by lifelong boaters, Marinalife delivers tools and resources that encourage the boating community to embrace life on the water. Marinalife joined with Snag-A-Slip in 2017 to create tech-enabled solutions that allow boaters and marinas to connect and transact easily. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, our crew is passionate about boating and delivering exceptional service to our customers. 

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BAY HEALTH UPDATES & PROGRESS

Chesapeake oyster lovers have a reason to cheer this summer as the region’s oyster population reached its highest level in 35 years. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) recently chose 10 sites for large-scale oyster reef restoration in Maryland and Virginia, aiming to improve tributaries by 2025.

Even though the male blue crab population was down last year, causing prices to go up, the female crab population increased. According to the 2021 Bay Barometer, “Between 2020 and 2021, the abundance of adult female blue crabs in the Bay increased from 141 million to 158 million,” reports CBF. This jump gives a boost to the Bay’s wildlife habitats.

To celebrate the success of reef restoration initiatives and the return of a healthy wildlife population, CBF will host the Maryland Rod & Reef Slam in October. This unique fishing tournament awards the biggest catch like traditional tournaments, but also focuses on finding as many species as you can. Prizes go to anglers with the most different species first, then for how long the fish measure.

A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR THE BAY

To have a healthy aquaculture requires maintaining a pollution-free ecosystem. CBF pioneers marine cleanup partnerships between state and local governments and conservation groups and is crucial to implementing clean water coalitions.

This past winter, the Congress signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing a $238 million dollar-increase over five years for CBF. 

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MARITIME MUSEUM HOSTS SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Cruise to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) this season to experience fun in historic St. Michaels, MD. Events include an Independence Day celebration of fireworks and entertainment with Big Band Night in July and Watermen’s Appreciation Day on August 14 featuring live music and a “watermen’s rodeo” you don’t want to miss.

CBMM’S WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

  • “Apprentice for a Day” shipyard programs
  • Mixed-level yoga classes 
  • Artist workshops
  • Boater safety courses
  • Kayak paddle programs
  • Log canoe cruises
  • Community ecology cruises

LIVING CLASSROOMS HOSTS 34TH ANNUAL MARITIME MAGIC

This nonprofit offers interactive educational classes — or as they call it “learning by doing” — to local students of diverse backgrounds and economic means. With two locations serving both the Baltimore and Washington, DC, areas, the organization hosts seasonal maritime youth programs that benefit communities.

On September 30, Living Classrooms in Baltimore will celebrate its 34th Maritime Magic event with food, drinks, live music and seafaring history at the Frederick
Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Located directly between Harbor East and Fells Point, this site is the former location of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, the first African American-owned shipyard in the country.  

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