This article, by Ron Stone, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2000. An article by Dan Natchez, the distinguished international marina consultant, in last November’s Marina Dock Age, posited that marinas are the marine manufacturers’ best friends. No doubt about it! Marinas have the best vantage point for introducing people to the joys of boating. Providing a safe, secure, clean, and attractive environment for boat owners, newcomers, or seasoned skippers enhances the quality of the boating experience and is conducive to the sale of boats and associated equipment.
Entries in 2000 (12)
This article, by Ron Stone, was published in Marina Dock Age – September 2000. AMERICAN MARINA OPERATORS AND THEIR COUNTERPARTS ABROAD NEED TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION The world is shrinking due to the globalization of the economy and, thanks to the Internet, the rapidly accelerating interdependence of countries for market information. This is very apparent in the world of marinas.
This article, by Gene Spinazola, was published in Marina Dock Age – September 2000. The effectiveness of your safety training program is dependent on how your staff and your customers view management’s commitment to safety issues. Just because you have been conducting training programs for the past six months, doesn't mean that you have a safer marina. The actual training program is only part of marina safety and perhaps a very small part at best.
This article, by Ron Brazda, was published in Marina Dock Age – September 2000 What sets your property apart from other marinas? Chances are you’re not the only one in the area. Your product may be different in some ways, but very similar in others. To the average boater, all marinas are alike—a glorified parking garage, hotel, or self-storage facility. Why would customers decide to spend their money with you? Service, of course, is the key. From the smiling face that says good morning when a guest walks through the door, to the security guard on rounds at night, we should be there for our customers.
This article, by Ron Brazda, was published in Marina Dock Age – May 2000. Watching other marina owners make money from boat rentals may make you wonder if you should try it. On the surface, it looks fairly easy. How difficult can it be to buy some boats, rent them out for a few hundred dollars a day, and make a large profit?