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Annual Survey Continues to Show Growth in Industry Performance and Profits

Each year, this survey is distributed to marinas and boatyards around the country to survey them on the factors that contribute to the success of their business and the growth of the industry. This issue has a selection of statistics representing the overall survey respondents, occupancy rates, revenues, gross profits and expenses. For a look at some of the statistical trends, see page 16.

While the entire development at CrossTimbers Marina on Skiatook Lake got its start from a federal program helping private investors on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, the continued relationship between the two was not always so easy. Ron Howell, the marina’s developer and former owner, fought hard to extend the lease for his property, first to 50 years in order to build, and then, to a 100-year lease. The long fight is a lone example of what can be accomplished on Corps lakes, where it seems that government often does more to impede on development, than support it. However, where others have failed, Howell is here to assure other developers on Corps lakes that longer leases can be a reality. But it might not come easily.

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Tennessee Takes Lead in Preventing Electric Shock Drowning

Water and electricity are a dangerous mix, and by bringing them together marina electrical systems demand proper installation and maintenance. Until recently, electric shock drowning (ESD), which occurs where electricity leakage into freshwater charges the water, creating a deadly force field of electricity, was overlooked.

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2017 and Beyond: A Long-Term Look at the Top Trends Shaping the Marina Industry

As convenient as it would be for an annual trends article, the most
impactful trends rarely limit themselves to a single calendar year. Instead, they build slowly over time, taking multiple years for their impact to crest. This is certainly the case for the trends that are increasingly shaping the future of the U.S. marina industry. A discussion with SmithGroupJJR’s Waterfront Practice leaders identified the following key trends for 2017 and beyond, along with the implications for marina design and operations.

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Don’t miss the PROJECT ROUNDUP, stories on renovations, updates and new builds.

 

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Industry News

NPS Hosts Site Visit Ahead of Call for New Concessionaire

Edson Hosts Dealer Awards at Newport Boat Show

ABYC Launches Online Learning Platform

IBEX Offers Expanded In-Water Displays and Education

Sea Hawk Paints Unveils New Corporate Positioning Video

Aqua Marine Partners Acquires Palm Island Marina

ABBRA Awards Ten new CMSM Credentials; Schedules Course for British Columbia

Suntex Acquires Marina Jack

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Lift Truck

Hoist Liftruck offers the Neptune Series, with a spacious cab, air ride seat and tilt steering to provide maximum operator comfort, even in hot weather. The company said the latest CAD three-dimensional technology was used to develop the lift truck for performance, durability, operator safety, comfort, visibility and serviceability. marina lifts are subject to water damage and rust, which is why each Neptune is galvanized, utilizes stainless hardware, put through a three-step paint process, and ultimately powder-coated, to provide maximum corrosion protection. Custom colors and options are available to create personalized boatlifts. The Neptune Series has a capacity range up to 60,000 pounds.

Hoist Liftruck

www.hoistlift.com

Lift Truck
Underwater Drone

For the underwater diving and boating community, Starfish introduces an underwater drone, connecting its operator on the surface with a 300-foot umbilical cord, designed to haul objects to the surface. The four 12-volt thruster motors are used to maneuver underwater with a video camera on-board, as well as a grappling claw, capable of securing items weighing up to 300 pounds.

SheerTech

www.sheertech.ca


Underwater Drone
Bottom Coat

Aurora Boat Care Products offers VS721 Bottom Coat™ to combat zebra mussels, as well as algae and barnacles. Each female zebra mussel can spawn up to 2 million each year and attach to boat bottoms, weighing and slowing down boats and moving mussels around. The VS721 polymer is more slippery than water, so zebra mussels can’t grab hold. The VS721 Bottom Coat Seals protects the gelcoat against water mitigation and osmosis blisters. It works on fiberglass, aluminum and hard painted surfaces. Before using VS721 Bottom Coat, the surface must be clean and dry.

Aurora Boat Care Products

www.auroramarine.com


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