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Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, California

2014 - Small Category Winner

Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, California has 225 slips, Wi-Fi, world-class fishing, picnic areas and landscaped gardens, and shower and laundry facilities. The marina started as a lighthouse in the early Twentieth Century, and took the shape of a marina in 1955. Nima Gabbay bought the facility in 2007 and rebuilt the ailing facility. Over the last seven years, occupancy rates have increased from 50 to 88 percent and revenues have increased by 35 percent. To accomplish this, the marina undertook a two-year dredging project to become the deepest facility in the area, upgraded ADA access to the restrooms and parking lot, renovated upland buildings and planted an on-site merlot vineyard, among it many landscaped gardens. This California Clean Marina protects the local environment and has rebuilt the reputation of the facility.

Narrows Marina in Tacoma, Washington

2014 - Large Category Winner

In 2008, partners Gordon Rush and Scott Wagner purchased Narrows Marina in Tacoma, Washington, an aging facility with eight employees. After a complete revitalization, the marina with 215 slips, 1,370 feet of side-tie dock, more than 112,000 square feet of indoor storage, brewery, bait and tackle shop, insurance office, and upholstery shop, now employs 74 full-time employees and an additional 98 seasonal employees during the summer months. The total income for the facility increased by nearly 48% from 2008 to 2014. Narrows Marina got new infrastructure in the water and upland – docks, fueling system, office, a historic lumber mill, breakwater, pumpout and more. The Washington Clean Marina also worked with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to create a new style of dock float to fit in specific areas. The marina has plans for the near future to build residential units on the property.

Past winners:

2013 -
Nantucket Boat Basin, MA
Southport Marina in Southport, NC
2010 -
Bridge Marina, NJ
Seven Points Marina, PA
2007 - Loggerhead Club & Marina, FL
Saybrook Point Marina, CT
2012 -
Sunrise Harbor Marina in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dillon Marina in Dillon, CO
2009 - Las Vegas Boat Harbor, NV
Dock Street Marina, WA
2006 - Port of Edmonds, Edmonds, WA
2011 -
Nestegg Marine in Marinette, WI
Sunset Marina in Ocean City, MD
2008 - Fishermen’s Village Yacht Basin, FL
Ko Olina Marina, Kapolei, HI
2005 - The City Marina, SC


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