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Entries in 2006 (13)

Tuesday
Feb142012

Proper Documentation for Marinas

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – January 2006. Several times in the past, I have written about the importance of having the proper documents In the event a problem arises with a customer and his/her boat while it’s at the marina. The two most important documents are the dockage, storage, or moorage agreement and the marina’s rules and regulations.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Key Components for Marina Insurance

This article, by Mark Yearn, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2006. Every marina operator has a basic understanding of how to buy business insurance and what his or her policies should include — right? Not necessarily! Many of the insurance programs marinas purchase either are missing critical elements or have simply been purchased on price alone.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

How to Match Berth or Rack Size to Market Demand

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2006. When marinas have market studies done for them, one question that always comes up, regardless of whether it is for a new marina development or rehabbing an existing marina, is, “What size slips or racks do I need and how many?”

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Selecting an insurance company that understands marinas

This article, by Mark Yearn, was published in Marina Dock Age – April 2006. Selecting an insurance program is a lot like building a house in that they both require a solid foundation before building a strong structure. The foundation of a marina’s insurance program is the insurance broker. Marinas must select an insurance broker who understands the marina business, is committed to the marina industry and has the dedication to the marina to stay abreast of the specific developments that affect one’s business.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

The role of Market Research for marinas

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – April 2006. When the owner of a small marina hears the words “market research,” that owner might immediately think of big companies and big dollars with no practical application for “my marina.” Marina owners with such thinking are missing an important tool to improve their profitability.

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