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Entries in 2003 (16)

Wednesday
Feb152012

Proving the Economic Importance of Marinas

This article, by Ron Stone, was published in Marina Dock Age – January 2003. With all the purchasing power of a crowd of boaters in the high season, it’s no stretch to say that marinas can work wonders for a local economy. Not only do they provide jobs and income to their immediate waterfront communities, but they can also be a great boon to a region’s tourism.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Profiting from an Ounce of Prevention

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – January 2003. We recently performed due diligence for the acquisition of an older Drystack marina. While doing our work, we discovered some interesting things that ended up costing the seller. These costs would have been unnecessary had he paid more attention to the details of his operation.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Misinformation Is Worse Than No Information

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2003. As long as I have been involved in the marina industry, there have been people outside the industry ready to tell me about this business. Most of these self-proclaimed experts are in love with boating and the water and only understand the marina business from a boater’s point of view. Very few realize that this is a business just like any other.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Marinas Cash In on Transient Dockage

This article, by Ron Stone, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2003. In recent years, the marina industry has paid increasing attention to the benefits of catering to transient boaters. This may run counter to conventional thinking that the real money is in long-term or seasonal slip rentals. However, it has become clear that the most profitable marinas are the ones with a healthy mix of long-term tenants and transient guests.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Prepare Your Marina for Emergencies

This article, by Gene Spinazola P.E.,, was published in Marina Dock Age – April 2003. A few simple steps can keep an emergency from becoming a disaster.

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