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EXCITING NEWS:Snag-A-Slip Acquires SlipSure!Snag-A-Slip, the leading online slip reservation system is pleased to announce its acquisition of SlipSure, the largest same-day booking app for boaters. Launched in 2015, Snag-A-Slip reaches more than 750 marinas from Canada to the Caribbean and is still growing. With a mission to make reservations effortless for both marinas and slipholders, the process is now easier than ever with the convenience of instant bookings. Visit snagaslip.com.RCI Marine's New Home in the NortheastThe RCI Group just opened its newest state-of-the-art marina, Bridgeport Harbor. Located in Bridgeport Harbor, CT, the deep-water marina is a beautiful destination on Long Island Sound. The marina's full-service boatyard, equipped with 75- and 200-ton travel lifts, and Bridgeport

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Boatworks boat mechanics, make the newly renovated harbor a full-service destination. The marina and boatyard are the latest additions to Steelpointe Harbor's expanding waterfront neighborhood. For more info, visit bldsteelpointe.com.Visit the Harbor Village at River DunesRiver Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC's top destination on the Intracoastal Waterway has extended hours and offers new amenities for boaters. Guests can enjoy a new light fare full-bar menu at the Club, eat breakfast and lunch at Yawl's Café, or take advantage of the new 24-hour Mariner's Lounge in The Landing. The new Community Welcome Center is now open in the Harbor Village where visitors can book accommodations and learn about the homes under construction. With top-notch dining, shopping, provisions, spa services and overnight accommodations, Harbor Village at River Dunes is the centerpiece of any marina experience. Visit riverdunes.com to book your slip.

Winter Contest

Water damage out at sea is a persistent risk, especially with electronics that we rely on every day. Well, not anymore! Enter to win a uGO PHONE 2.0 Dry Bag (valued at $129). Featuring uZIP technology, this compact, plastic bag fits all sizes of smartphones and floats in water, allowing you to use your phone without removing it from the bag. Visit marinalife.com/wintercontest through March 31 to enter!

Upcoming Boat Shows

Stuart Boat ShowStuart, FLJanuary 10-12, 2020Miami International Boat ShowMiami, FLFebruary 13-17, 2020Palm Beach International Boat ShowWest Palm Beach, FLMarch 26-29, 2020

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Editors Log - Dear Fellow Boaters
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Editors Log from Marinalife Founder Joy McPeters.

Joy McPeters | Editors Log | Marinalife

Dear Fellow Boaters:

I cannot believe it's been 20 years since we started Marinalife! During this wild and crazy ride, we met so many amazing people who helped us along the way. Getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marinalife gives me pause for reflection and digging up old photos in the basement reminded me of the good times and challenges of the last two decades.

This issue is dedicated to the friends, family and members who shared my journey along 20 years of Marinalife. In the article, The Story of Marinalife, we step back in time to remember our beginning and growth. In the Visionaries piece, we showcase leaders in the marine industry, and the Port Personalities feature extends our appreciation to three partners whose influence on the magazine is treasured and continues today. And do not miss other terrific features in this issue such as the Best Snorkeling & Diving in the Caribbean, eco-friendly boating and a cruising tale through romantic Greek islands.

As Marinalife continues to evolve and gear up for the next 20 years, we are proud of the team who will be instrumental in our progress. While we move toward the next milestone, you can count on our adventurous editors and writers who weave their love for travel into every issue, the marketing and sales team who keeps a watchful eye on changes in the boating industry, and our attentive, proactive and very patient customer service reps who will help you chart every step of your journey.

The 20 theme that appears in this edition will continue throughout the year while we celebrate our anniversary. Look out for contests, specials and other promotions to recognize this achievement.We thank all our readers who are a huge part of our success. We could not do it without you.

Happy Boating!

Joy McPeters, Marinalife Founder

Thank you for reading the editors log.

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Marina News and Updates:

New Properties under the Oasis Marinas UmbrellaThe growing marina management company, Oasis Marinas, is pleased to welcome two Baltimore locations to its family of marinas: Port Covington Marina and Crescent Marina. They join the Oasis Marinas portfolio of 28 marinas across the East Coast with plenty more to come!Suntex Set to Redevelop Las Olas Marina

News and Updates - Marinalife - Fall 2019 - Las Olas Marina

The premier owner and operator of best-in-class marina properties, Suntex Marinas, announced plans to renovate Las Olas Marina (pictured to the right) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This multimillion-dollar project adds on to a $70 million redevelopment from the city, including new parking, sidewalks, beach access and park. The marina will include 68 slips for vessels up to 250 feet, plus a high-end restaurant, dockmaster's office, ship store, rooftop gym, swimming pool, and fabulous Intracoastal Waterway views. For more, visit suntexflorida.com/lasolas

Fall Contest

Marinalife wants to keep boaters' eyes protected from the sun's rays while out on the water.

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Enter today for a chance to win a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses! These advanced polarized sunglasses give you great visibility and UV protection whether you are out on the water or staying on land.

Check out Marinalife at these Boat Shows this Season

U.S. Powerboat ShowAnnapolis, MDOctober 3-6, 2019U.S. Sailboat ShowAnnapolis, MDOctober 10-14, 2019Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowFort Lauderdale, FLOctober 30-November 3, 2019St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat ShowSt. Petersburg, FLDecember 5-8, 2019

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Port Personalities - Jacqueline Callender, Bay Street Marina
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DOCK MASTER/OFFICE MANAGER BAY STREET MARINA NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Port Personalities - Jacqueline Callender, Bay Street Marina on Marinalife

Describe the first time you remember being on a boat.My first memory was as an adult when I went on a yacht to Florida. It was breathtaking! I could not sleep at all that night; the ocean was absolutely gorgeous.What in life prepared you for this job? Since childhood I've always loved dealing with people. Growing up on Harbour Island in the Bahamas and helping my mom with guests was something I immediately loved, especially meeting different people of all cultures.What are the challenges of being a woman in the marina business?Not much at all, because I'm tough! I try my best to ensure that every guest I greet is happy, so over the years I've developed wonderful friendships at the marina.You work in paradise. Where do you go on vacation?Paradise of course! I am from Harbour Island on the island of Eleuthera, so I go home for vacation. Paradise to paradise!What are the most important items to always keep on a boat?A good captain, a good chef and a good crew!What book do you believe every boater should read, and why?

Islands of the Sun by Bahamian author John A. Thompson and Nikita Shiel-Rolle. Very informative on cruising in the Bahamas.

If you weren't working at the marina, what job would suit you best?Guest services/front desk, for sure. I love talking to people.Describe the perfect meal. What would you eat and where would you be?Easy! When I'm not working, I love being home with my kids eating a home-cooked meal of macaroni and cheese, fried fish and salad.What famous person would you most like to meet?Oprah Winfrey.What's the best safety tip you can give to a new boater?I can sum it up in four words in regard to cruising in the Bahamas reefs and sandbanks! I see problems with them every day.Words of advice: Don't take your eyes off the water!

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Marina Updates

Suntex Marinas expands into new locations. Suntex continues to broaden its portfolio by acquiring Hurricane Marina on Center Hill Lake in Silver Point, TN, and Pleasure Cove Marina on Lake Berryessa in Napa, CA. The company also launched a boat rental operation of pontoon and triton boats at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, located on South Holston Lake in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee.The Wharf Marina in Washington, DC is now being managed by Oasis Marinas. The Wharf Marina includes all marina operations along the entire mile-long Wharf neighborhood, including the Market Docks, Wharf Cove, Washington Channel Moorings and the former Wharf Gangplank Marina. The Wharf, developed by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, is a $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront development centrally located on the Potomac River.SunTrust Uncharted experiences await. All you have to do is find them. SunTrust is here to guide you through everything from financing to Coast Guard documentation so that when you're ready to head out, you can do so with the freedom of financial confidence. To learn more, call 855-282-6564 or visit suntrust.com/marine.Ready, Set, Go!Marinalife encourages its members to access cruising itineraries for places they want to explore. Now we're offering a convenient and easy service – download your itinerary in pdf format. For more info, go to marinalife.com/cruise-itineraries.Fall ContestWe care about our members' safety! Enter to win a Coast Guard Complete First Aid Kit by DAN Boater (valued at $160), with 200+ premium first-aid components packed in a waterproof hard case. Visit marinalife.com/fall-contest between now and Dec. 31 to enter!Upcoming Boat ShowsUnited States Sailboat Show Annapolis, MDOct. 4-8, 2018United States Powerboat Show Annapolis, MDOct. 11-14, 2018Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowFort Lauderdale, FLOct. 31-Nov. 4, 2018

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Marina Updates

Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. is now partially reopened after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. Guests can enjoy the Angler & Ale restaurant, the Calm Waters Spa, the Coral Cay Activities Center, Dolphin Connection, the Sunset Pool, the Boat Ramp and charter fishing excursions. The marina is expected to reopen in the Fall.Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico opened a new dock center as part of the marina's continued investment into infrastructure and the customer experience. The dock center includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, luxury restrooms and a captain's lounge.Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is now home to the #1000 Mermaids, a public art installation that also serves as an eco-friendly destination for underwater tourism. Marine Director Megan Lagasse said, Pier Sixty-Six is proud to support an initiative that helps our underwater ecosystems.Gurney's Resorts announces the addition of Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina in Montauk, N.Y., the brand's second property in the Hamptons. Immediate upgrades following the purchase include enhancing both the guest experience and food and beverage offerings, and a $13 million propertywide upgrade is slated to be completed by the 2019 season.

Best Marina Contest 2018

It's that time of year again! Cast your votes for 2018's best marinas. Vote for the Best Large Marina (over 100 slips) and the Best Small Marina (under 100 slips) by October 1, 2018. Visit Marinalife.com/marinacontest to vote!

Summer Contest

We've got you covered! Enter to win a Marinalife Cruising Club + Sea Tow Membership (valued at $199.99). As a Cruising Club + Towing Member, receive free boat towing, jump starts, 24/7 nationwide coverage from Sea Tow and access to Marinalife's trip planning tools and membership discounts. Visitmarinalife.com/summercontest between now and Sept. 30 to enter!

Upcoming Boat Shows

Newport International Boat Show, Newport, R.I. Sept. 13-16, 2018TrawlerFest Baltimore, Baltimore, Md. Sept. 25-29, 2018United States Powerboat Show, Annapolis, Md. Oct. 11-14, 2018

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