Marinalife 2021 Photography Contest

Last year, we received captivating images from photographers, families and friends on vacation and boaters expressing their love for life on the water. For our 2021 photo contest, we welcome snapshots that capture moments of maritime merriment and celebrate the boating lifestyle. Whatever floats your boat, we want to share it with our members and cruising Read More

Part 3: Countdown to the Olympics

We’re only days away from this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled to begin on Friday, July 23, 2021. You might be wondering just what Olympians LTJG Nikole ‘Nikki’ Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss are doing and thinking right about now. The truth is, we were so curious, we asked them! What we found out Read More

Giving Back – America’s Boat Builders & Marine Suppliers

Think of pleasure boating, and the images of happy couples cruising the seas in sleek craft come to mind. Yet behind this carefree concept, the recreational boating industry has a long and often unsung history of giving back to communities and charities. Case in point, in the 1940s General Dwight Eisenhower requested Nautique to perform Read More

Your Boat Wants to Pay You Back

Did you know that every year the demand for boat rentals increases? That’s pretty good news if you own a boat. Because although we love our boats, it’s no secret that we boat owners have chosen one pricey hobby. Or, some might argue that it chose us. Either way, that’s precisely why Sail.me has come Read More

Photo Contest Winners

WE ARE PROUD TO announce the winners of Marinalife’s 20th Anniversary Photo Contest. Choosing three finalists and four runners-up was no easy task after receiving a gamut of noteworthy images from around the country. But those top seven shots, presented on the following pages, caught our eye because they exemplify what we love about boating Read More

Editors Log – Dear Fellow Boaters

Editors Log from Marinalife Founder Joy McPeters. Dear Fellow Boaters: I cannot believe it’s been 20 years since we started Marinalife! During this wild and crazy ride, we met so many amazing people who helped us along the way. Getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marinalife gives me pause for reflection and digging Read More

What’s New with Marinalife

Marinalife Updates EXCITING NEWS: Snag-A-Slip Acquires SlipSure! Snag-A-Slip, the leading online slip reservation system is pleased to announce its acquisition of SlipSure, the largest same-day booking app for boaters. Launched in 2015, Snag-A-Slip reaches more than 750 marinas from Canada to the Caribbean and is still growing. With a mission to make reservations effortless for Read More

What’s New with Marinalife

Marina News and Updates: New Properties under the Oasis Marinas Umbrella The growing marina management company, Oasis Marinas, is pleased to welcome two Baltimore locations to its family of marinas:  Port Covington Marina and Crescent Marina. They join the Oasis Marinas portfolio of 28 marinas across the East Coast with plenty more to come! Suntex Read More

Jay Fleming Photography: A Photographic Tribute

A photographic tribute to the seafaring champions of the Bay On the Chesapeake Bay, our heroes don’t wear capes or possess superpowers. They shield their heads from the sun with tattered baseball caps and slide their feet into sturdy rubber boots. Cigarettes dangle from pursed lips and are gripped in hands calloused by years of Read More

Summer Thrills by the Seashore: Amusement Parks

There’s almost no limit to the fun you can have on a boat, but it’s really hard to fit a rollercoaster in the cockpit. If you’re looking for summer thrills by the seashore, meet 11 amusement parks that will have your crew screaming with excitement all summer long. Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME New Read More