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Marinalife’s 2019 Best Marina Contest

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CAST YOUR BALLOT FOR MARINALIFE’S 2019 BEST MARINA CONTEST

(ANNAPOLIS, MD, July 2019) Marinalife announced that voting is open for its 10th annual Best Marina Contest. We welcome votes for favorite marinas in two categories: Best Large Marina (more than 100 slips) and Best Small Marina (less than 100 slips). One vote for each category can be submitted at Marinalife.com/2019-best-marina-contest/. The contest ends Oct. 1, 2019.

“The Best Marina Contest gives boaters a chance to vote for the marinas that consistently provide excellent customer service and deliver a quality experience. We are excited to start seeing the votes come in for this year’s contest and reward the winning marinas,” said Dan Cowens, CEO of Marinalife.

The 2018 Best Large Marina winner was Marathon Marina in Marathon, FL. The Best Small Marina winner was Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell, ME. The winners were determined by a six-month long survey on Marinalife.com open to boaters and marinas in the United States and abroad.

Marinalife encourages marinas to promote the Best Marina Contest to valued customers and boaters that frequent their location. Winners of the contest have published the “Marinalife Best Marina” banner on their websites and advertisements in past years. Marinalife looks forward to announcing the contest winners in the winter 2019 magazine issue as well as Marinalife.com.

About Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information and travel resources, such as trip itineraries and destination guides, to make their boating adventure stress-free. Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel, and lifestyle publication, also provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more.

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Marinalife and Priceline Launch New Travel Service

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March 28, 2019

As the leading lifestyle travel magazine and cruising club that helps plan members’ next adventures, Marinalife today announced a new partnership with Priceline Partner Network (PPN), one of the most successful online travel programs.

Marinalife, which offers marina reservation and planning services for members, will now assist boaters with hotel, car, and flight reservations through the PPN partnership. Marinalife’s new travel portal will feature a booking search engine powered by PPN so Marinalife members can plan their entire trip at a lower rate. This new search engine will allow members to book flights, car rentals and hotels in a few quick and easy clicks.

“We are always looking to improve our membership benefits by partnering with leading service providers,” said Joy McPeters, Founder of Marinalife. “This partnership will expand our offerings and provide a comprehensive experience for our members.”

Only Marinalife Cruising Club members are eligible to receive Priceline Partner Network benefits. The Club offers cruising assistance, discounts, and services on the water to boat owners traveling the United States, Canada, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

“As a member of Marinalife and an avid boater myself, I’m excited about Priceline’s new partnership”, says Rick Schneider, VP of Strategic Partnerships for Priceline Partner Network. “Marinalife members will now have access to thousands of hotels worldwide at up to 60% off public prices. These rates can be used in conjunction with planning their cruising itineraries or for general needs with deeply discounted rates.”

About Marinalife

Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information and travel resources, such as trip itineraries and destination guides, to make their boating adventure stress-free. Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel and lifestyle publication, also provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more.

About Priceline Partner Network

Priceline Partner Network (PPN) is the private-label distribution channel for priceline.com travel services.  Working behind the scenes, PPN powers travel websites for a spectrum of affinity groups, airlines and hotel management firms and chains.  PPN believes that it offers the most customizable private-label travel affiliate program on the market today.  PPN’s private-label services include hotels, flights, rental cars, flight & hotel packages.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florida

     New Year's Eve in Florida

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Sunshine State! There’s no better place to be to kick off 2019!

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Soon, we will be ringing in 2019 with family and friends. If you’re in Florida or heading there soon, and you still don’t have plans, you’re in luck! Marinalife has rounded up some fun and exciting events happening all around Florida. Check them out!

Key West:

New Year's Eve in FloridaThe Green Parrot Bar is a local favorite! If you’re looking for some of the best live music on all of the island. Jam out all night long at the Green Parrot with Johnny Sketch. The party starts at 5:00pm and doesn’t shut down until 12:30am. While rocking out, enjoy great food and drink! Rock out for your New Year celebrations this year!

 

 

New Year's Eve in FloridaWhere to stay:
The Galleon Marina

The Galleon Marina in Key West, Florida is a premier marina in the Florida Keys.  Guests will enjoy having access to all of its resort amenities, including the pool, private beach, sauna and exercise room.

 

Clearwater:

New Year's Eve in Florida

If you’re on the West Coast of the Sunshine State, Clearwater is having a classic NYE celebration! Shephard’s Beach Resort is throwing the biggest party in town. Come watch the fireworks over Clearwater Beach, enjoy live music at the Tiki Stage, and watch the balloons drop in the Wave Nightclub at midnight. Perfect for everyone, ring in the New Year at this awesome party!

 

New Year's Eve in FloridaWhere to stay:
Chart House Marina

Boaters will enjoy the quiet, peaceful vibe at Chart House Marina, as well as the opportunity to stay in the hotel, which is just steps away. Guests looking to relax can spend the day lounging poolside, while those looking to explore Clearwater Beach can walk to the main strip about a half mile away. This would be the perfect place to wrap up the holiday season!

Miami:

New Year's Eve in Florida

Head back East to Miami Beach this New Year’s Eve. Miami Beach’s hottest celebration is happening at the Clevelander Hotel’s GLOW party! With the best party to watch the fireworks, this is going to be the place to be for NYE in Miami Beach. Offering an Open Bar & Bottle Service Packages at their world-famous POOL+PATIO, the party will be going all night long! Buy your tickets soon!

 

New Year's Eve in FloridaWhere to stay:
Sunset Harbour Yacht Club

Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami Beach is a premier destination marina. Amenities at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club include: access to two acres of prime waterfront property, parking spaces, a fitness center with a heated, Olympic sized pool, laundry facilities, air-conditioned rooms, and high speed internet. Whether you are looking to just spend the day at the beach or take on a new adventure, Miami Beach has it all. Start your New Year soaking up the sun at this fabulous marina!

Nauti Shopper Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

Nauti Shopper Holiday Gift Guide

Check out Marinalife’s holiday gift guide, where we’ve pulled together all of our favorite gift ideas from our Nauti Shopper articles throughout the year! The avid boater in your family will love these gifts.

 

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

GILL

Regatta Master Watch

Presenting an innovative visual and audio countdown tool, this gadget is handy for race days and peaceful retreats on the water. This watch features long-lasting battery life and water resistance up to 50 meters at an affordable price

($179, gillmarine.com)

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

Re-Sails

The Original Recycled-Sail Seabags

This bag is perfect for a weekend getaway whether it be a regatta or trip into town. Airline carry-on regulation size, no two of these unique bags are the same.

($159, resails.com)

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Scout

The Original Deano 

Scout’s No. 1 selling bag to date! This Tote’s flat bottom makes it easy to carry pretty much everything. Over 30 patterns available.

($40, scoutbags.com)

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

Montague Bikes

Urban Bike

The Montague Urban is a full-size bike that folds to a compact size for onboard storage. A 21-speed Shimano drivetrain provides ample gearing while wide 3mm tries roll smoothly over unpaved roads and gravel.

($749.95, montaguebikes.com)

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E-Searider

Large Teardrop Marine Beanbag

Performs well in offshore seas and rough conditions. This style can also be laid down flat and utilized as a sleeping pad when needed.

($129.95, e-searider.com)

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

ReefBoard

A1 Basic Sea Sled Bodyboard

Snorkeling is a blast! With the ReefBoard, you can see the underwater world through a giant, clear ReefBoard HD VuScreen. Made of the same material as most kayaks and many SUPs, there is nothing to break or lose, and they are easy to transport and store.

($395, reefboard.com)

Holiday Gift Guide - Marinalife

Marinalife Cruising Club Membership

Add a Cruising Club Membership to your shopping cart as well! This membership will be great for finding marinas where you can put all these products to use. The membership has tons of benefits for your boating fanatic including fuel/service discounts, boat show tickets, 1-year Marinalife magazine subscription, and cruising itineraries.

Sign up here: https://marinalife.com/sign-up/

The Association of Bahamas Marinas Partners with Marinalife to Launch Cruising Club

 

Association of Bahamas Marinas - Voyager Membership - MarinalifeNassau, Bahamas – The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), in partnership with Marinalife, today announced the launch of Voyager, a membership program that offers participating boaters exclusive benefits such as discounts, cruising guides and invitations to special events.  The program, which is designed to encourage and support personal cruising throughout the U.S. and Bahamas, will also feature special benefits at participating marins who aim to attract more boaters and add value to their stay.

The Voyager program is geared towards boating enthusiasts and anyone can join by paying a $75 annual membership fee. A part of this program fee will fund the environmental protection work of the Bahamas National Trust and the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation. The annual fee also includes:

Within The Bahamas Voyager members receive:

  • Exclusive discounts at participating ABM marinas, including dockage, hotel rooms, food and beverage and more.
  • Exclusive discounts on ABM Allied members’ goods & services such as yachting guides, local excursion providers and much more.
  • Special guided boating flings to the islands at discounted rates.
  • Dedicated e-newsletter with information about member events and special offers.
  • ABM Bahamas cruising map.

Within USA and internationally Voyager members receive:

  • Discounts on fuel, dockage, service and repairs at participating marinas in the USA and around the world – up to 40% off.  Discounts nationally at including hotels, on car rentals and more.
  • Trip planning and access to popular cruise itineraries.
  • Navigation alerts with time-sensitive region-specific navigation updates.
  • Fuel locator to find nearby fuel docks at the best price.
  • Online marina reservations and access to a concierge desk.

Additional member benefits include:

  • A ticket to any Show Management boat show.
  • Access to expert advice and tips from captains. Topics range from cruising, anchoring and docking to maintenance and repairs.
  • Access to popular destination reports offering expert advice on what to do, where to dock and where to eat at many of the major ports in The Bahamas and the USA.
  • 1-year subscription to Marinalife magazine and 1-year subscription to an additional leading marine publication.

The Voyager program will be rolled out at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 31-November 5).

For more information on the Voyager program, call 844-556-5290 / 410-988-3829 or visit www.voyagermember.com.  For more information on the Association of Bahamas Marinas visit http://www.bahamasmarinas.com.

About the ABM: 

The Association of Bahamas Marinas is the official association in the Bahamas representing the interests of the boating, sports fishing and marinas industries. The association was formed in 2009 under the direction of The Bahamas Hotel Association and the Inter-American Development Bank. The association works with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to assertively promote boating to The Bahamas and cooperatively with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas Defense Force to defend the interest of the sector. As a lobbyist to Government, the ABM represents the sector’s point of view on issues and promotes high standards of environmental management. Call: (242) 462-4376. E-mail: [email protected]

2018 Best Marina Contest by Marinalife

Marinalife is excited to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Best Marina Contest. Marathon Marina in Marathon, FL, and Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell, ME have been voted 2018’s Best Large Marina and Best Small Marina, respectively. The winners are determined by a six-month long survey  of boaters in the U.S. and abroad.

2018 Best Marina Contest - Marinalife

As a premier marina in the Florida Keys, Marathon Marina can accommodate vessels up to 125 feet for daily, weekly and long-term stays. Nestled on Boot Key, this marina resort serves as a great halfway point in the Florida Keys and offers easy access to great sightseeing, dining, water sports and fishing excursions. Marathon Marina also offers fantastic amenities onsite, including a waterfront pool, fitness facility, lodging, RV sites and the award-winning Lazy Days South Restaurant and Bar. They also have a full-service boatyard as well as a fuel dock with high speed gas and diesel. 2018 Best Marina Contest - Marinalife

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized as Marinalife’s 2018 Best Large Marina,” said Susan Prichard, General Manager, Marathon Marina. “We are especially proud as it was our loyal customers who bestowed this award upon us. Marathon Marina suffered great devastation from Hurricane Irma and our exceptional team worked tirelessly to bring the marina back to life in record time. We set a goal to turn this disaster into an opportunity to further enhance the customer experience enjoyed at our property – and we are thrilled to have achieved this end. Thank you to all who voted for us – and thank you for choosing Marathon Marina as your destination in the Florida Keys.”

Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in Harpswell, ME takes the 2018 Best Small Marina award.  Centrally located in the heart of Casco Bay, Dolphin Marina is the gateway to Downeast Maine and serves as a premier destination for seasonal mariners, transient boaters, and cruising yacht clubs exploring the coast. With direct, deep water access from the ocean, and protected by the surrounding islands, Pott’s Harbor is a picturesque harbor that boaters love to explore.

2018 Best Marina Contest - Marinalife

“We are pleased to accept the 2018 Marinalife Best Marina Contest Award,” said William Saxton, Marina Manager, Dolphin Marina and Restaurant. “We are grateful to have amazing staff and loyal customers who make ‘The Dolphin’ a first-choice destination on the coast of Maine.  It’s an awesome experience to manage a family-run business in one of the best places in the world. Our commitment to our heritage, and our desire to constantly improve, will never diminish. It’s always a beautiful day on Casco Bay!”2018 Best Marina Contest - Marinalife

Due to the high number of votes, we recognize second and third place winners in each category. Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, AL and Haven Harbour in Rock Hall, MD placed second and third, respectively, in the Best Large Marina category. Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Hilton Head, SC and Chick’s Marina in Kennebunkport, ME placed second and third, respectively, in the Best Small Marina category.

We appreciate and thank all the marinas and boaters nationwide for participating in this year’s contest. Keep an eye out for announcements starting in the Spring of 2019 for Marinalife’s 10th Annual Best Marina Contest.

Marinalife Launches New Website, Boosts Benefits for Boaters and Marinas

New Website Features Enhanced Search, Boat Slip Reservations and Marina Success Tracker

Baltimore, MD – Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services, announces today the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search capability for boaters, as well as a more seamless marina reservation platform, powered by Snag-A-Slip.

“We are thrilled to unveil the new Marinalife.com,” said Joy McPeters, Chief Strategy Officer and former CEO of Marinalife. “Marinalife’s goal has always been to connect boaters and marinas. The new website will enable us to make these connections more easily, and track results more efficiently for our marina partners. This launch is just the beginning – we have a host of new features and benefits in pipeline for our boaters and partner marinas.”

The new website currently offers a wide range of benefits for boaters, including:

  • Quicksearch homepage search, which makes finding marinas, articles, discounts and fuel easier than ever
  • Popular Destination Guides, which provides boaters with detailed reports on popular boating destinations on where to dock, eat and find events in the area
  • Online marina reservations, powered by Snag-A-Slip to make boat slip reservations quick and easy
  • Marketplace, an area dedicated to highlighting resources and services for boaters including charters, insurance, technology and finance
  • Captain’s Tips, offering expert advice from trusted captains on maintenance, fuel, weather, finance, cruising tips, navigation and more
  • Cruise itineraries, including access to pre-planned boat trip itineraries spanning the East Coast, West Coast, Florida and Caribbean

Marinalife also offers additional website benefits for marinas, including:

  • Marina Portal, a unique tool for marinas to control how boaters view their marina on Marinalife.com. Marinas can log-in and update marina details, special offers, fuel, photos gallery and more
  • Success Tracker, a more robust tracking system for digital advertising

There is no fee for marinas to get listed on Marinalife.com. Premium content for boaters is also available online, free of charge.

About Marinalife

Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free. In addition, the Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel and lifestyle publication, provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more. Marinalife was recently acquired by Snag-A-Slip, the fastest and easiest way to find marinas and reserve boat slips online. For more information visit: www.marinalife.com; call: 410-752-0505 or e-mail: [email protected]

 

YachtWorld Partners with Marinalife to Launch Membership Program

Membership-Only Club Offers Boaters Exclusive Discounts, Access to North America’s Largest Online Marina Directory and More

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (Miami, FL):

YachtWorld, the world’s largest network for brokers and buyers of luxury vessels and yachts, has launched a partnership with Marinalife, the most extensive web directory of marina information, to power a membership-based program that connects boaters to a North American community of experts and resources to enhance their yacht ownership.

YachtWorld attracts a passionate and highly engaged boating audience, boasting four million visitors each month, 72% of which are current boat owners and nearly half of whom engage with the site on a weekly basis. Partnering with Marinalife allows YachtWorld to serve its captivated audience in a capacity beyond searching for the boats of their dreams. Called the YachtWorld Ensign Society, users can join the largest marina services provider in North America with a discounted membership fee and receive year-round benefits that complement the needs of their yachting lifestyle.

“YachtWorld is known for the most expansive selection of yachts on the market and continues to offer a best-in-class experience to yachting consumers online,” said Sam Fulton, CEO of Boats Group. “This partnership with Marinalife now takes that experience beyond the research and decision phase and into the lifestyle of yacht ownership, offering our consumers access to the best provider of marina services and bookings throughout North America.”

YachtWorld and Marinalife have similar goals of leveraging technology to deliver industry leading value. The Marinalife and Snag-A-Slip mobile apps offer streamlined access to marina locations, dockage reservations, fuel pricing, NOAA charts and more. Marinalife boasts 18 years of experience and customer service along with premium content and comprehensive information to help enhance the boating experience. Their wealth of resources allows boaters to quickly and easily find a marina that fits their needs wherever they are, whether it be for a weekend or for the season.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Yachtworld. We have the same goal of helping make the boating experience fun, easy and safe starting from the boat buying process to the thrill of cruising the waterways,” said Joy McPeters, Chief Strategy Officer for Marinalife and Snag a Slip. “The benefits included with this new membership program will enhance the experience for all types of boaters.”

YachtWorld, the world’s largest network for brokers and buyers of luxury vessels and yachts With an average of 110,000 listings, offers customers websites in 13 different languages, boats in 140 different countries, and the world’s largest broker-to-broker MLS with over 60,000 boats available for co-brokerage. To find out more about YachtWorld, visit www.yachtworld.com.

To find out more about YachtWorld Ensign Society, or to become a member, visit: www.marinalife.com/ensignsociety.

About YachtWorld

YachtWorld is the world’s largest network for brokers and buyers of luxury vessels and yachts. With an average of 110,000 listings and 1.6 million unique visitors a month to our website, www.yachtworld.com, we own the global online marketplace. We offer our customers websites in 13 different languages, boats in 140 different countries, and the world’s largest broker-to-broker MLS with over 60,000 boats available for co-brokerage. In addition to online advertising, YachtWorld also offers boating customers a full suite of marketing solutions, brokerage management software, and website services to promote their businesses.

About Marinalife

Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free. In addition, the Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel and lifestyle publication, provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more. Marinalife was recently acquired by Snag-A-Slip, the fastest and easiest way to find marinas and reserve boat slips online. For more information visit: www.marinalife.com; call: 410-752-0505 or email: [email protected]

Snag-A-Slip, an Online Boat Slip Reservation Firm, Acquires Marinalife

Acquisition Positions Snag-A-Slip as Leader in Boat Slip Reservations and Concierge Services
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, announced today that it has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience. The acquisition will further support the company’s sales and marketing efforts around the country, and in the Caribbean.

“This is an exciting moment for Snag-A-Slip,” said Dan Cowens, Founder, Snag-A-Slip. “All of us at Snag-A-Slip have a great deal of respect for the Marinalife product and team. We share a similar passion for boating and our mission is the same — to encourage boaters to explore the waterways and enjoy great destinations. We look forward to growing together as we create new experiences for marinas and boaters alike.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the close of Snag-A-Slip’s Series A round, which closed at $4.8 Million in funding led by Claritas Capital. Acquiring Marinalife is a key step for Snag-A-Slip as it eyes rapid expansion in the United States and key international markets, and rolls out inspirational content geared towards cruising and marina destinations.

“By joining forces, both Snag-A-Slip and Marinalife will expand offerings and provide a more comprehensive experience for boaters and marinas,” said Joy McPeters, Founder and CEO, Marinalife. “This partnership combines decades of experience, customer service and premium content with new technology, enhanced resources and a passionate and skilled team. The possibilities are endless and very exciting.”

Joy McPeters will join Snag-A-Slip as Chief Strategy Officer.

Marinalife connects more than 60,000 active boaters with thousands of marina partners across the country and beyond. Through its web, mobile and magazine platforms, Marinalife will continue to provide boaters with detailed marina information, travel resources, itineraries and destination guides.

 

About Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. The mobile-responsive website and mobile apps allow boaters to explore marinas by region, city or marina name and then search for slip availability based on travel dates, length, beam, draw and power requirements. Boaters can pick their preferred marina based on amenities, location and availability and book immediately with any credit card. There are no booking fees associated with the service, which is now available from Canada through the Caribbean. Snag-A-Slip mobile apps are now available for free download on the App Store and Google Play.

About Marinalife:
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free. In addition, the Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel and lifestyle publication, provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more.
For more information on Marinalife, please call 410-752-0505 or visit www.marinalife.com.

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Marinalife, LLC
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Marinalife Announces the Winners of the 8th Annual Best Marina Contest

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Best Marina Contest. Congratulations to Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, voted 2017’s Best Large Marina and Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, voted 2017’s Best Small Marina.

As a premier marina on the Gulf Coast, Orange Beach Marina offers a safe, fully protected harbor with 161 slips available and family-friendly environment for all types of boaters. Conveniently accessible from the Gulf, Tennessee-Tombigbee, Intracoastal Waterway, Mobile or Pensacola Bay, their state-of-the-art docks, two on-site restaurants, and exceptional laundry and shower facilities offer guests a pleasant experience without leaving the marina.

“For the second year in a row, Orange Beach Marina is honored to be recognized as Marinalife’s 2017 Best Large Marina!” states C. Bennett Long, President. “This award demonstrates that hard work and attention to detail pays dividends. We also couldn’t be more thankful to our dedicated staff who routinely put our customer’s needs at the forefront of our family-owned and operated business. We also know that this award would not be possible but for the wonderful area of the United States in which Orange Beach Marina is located. In accepting Marinalife’s 2017 Best Large Marina, we are proud to represent the entire Gulf Coast and our worldrenown hometown, Orange Beach, Alabama.”

Voted 2017’s Best Small Marina, the beautiful pet and family friendly Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida features 41 slips where boaters enjoy a host of amenities and services, whether staying for one night or one week. Just six miles from the Gulf of Mexico, dock your boat (up to 100 feet) and get fullaccess to the Resort’s pools, restaurants, and spa or soak in the sunshine along the quarter mile of sugar white sand beaches.

“We are honored to have been voted the Best Small Marina in this year’s Marinalife Best Marina contest,” said Pink Shell’s Dockmaster, Dave O’Connor. “We thank the readers and our marina guests for recognizing our commitment to maintaining a prestigious facility and our dedication to providing exceptional service.” Due to the high number of votes, we recognize second and third place winners in each category. Kingman Yacht Center in Cataumet, Massachusetts was voted second place for the Best Large Marina, and River Dunes Marina in Oriental, North Carolina came in a close third. Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina in Islamorada, Florida was voted second place in the Best Small Marina category and in third place was Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

We appreciate and thank all the marinas and boaters nationwide for participating in this year’s contest. Keep an eye out for announcements starting in the Spring of 2018 for Marinalife’s 9th Annual Best Marina Contest.

 

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About Marinalife:
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free. In addition, the Marinalife magazine, a quarterly travel and lifestyle publication, provides boaters with entertaining and useful articles about destinations, marinas, cruising stories, captain’s tips and more.
For more information on Marinalife, please call 410-752-0505or visit www.marinalife.com.

For imagery and other requests, please contact:
Marketing Department
Marinalife, LLC
410-752-0505
[email protected]