National Marina Day is this weekend! Saturday, June 11, marinas around the country will host events open to the public to celebrate the role marinas play in our communities.
Created by the Association of Marina Industries in 2001, National Marina Day is a chance for marinas and boaters alike to ring in the season, showcase and learn more about marinas, and get boats up to snuff. Check out these participating Dockwa marinas, and cruise on over for Coast Guard inspections, safety demonstrations, discounts, and more.
(Marina Managers – if you're not registered, click here to create your National Marina Day event!)
If you're in Massachusetts, bring the family to Newburyport Harbor Marina in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Newburyport Harbor Marina has joined forces with local commercial boats, marine businesses and youth organizations to provide multiple ways for kids to get out on the water. They'll also be hosting their annual kick off party for marina guests, with food, drinks, live music, and more from 12PM to 3PM at Michael’s Harborside. Bring your boat and get inspected by the local Coast Guard Auxiliary team.
For boaters in Connecticut, visit Saybrook Point Marina in Old Saybrook, CT for demonstrations and training on flare use, along with safe boating checks by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Green Energy Usage tour of facility.
If you're cruising the Cape Cod Islands, head to Nantucket Boat Basin for coffee and donuts, and get your “Bounce Back Coupon” for $1.00 off dockage per foot per night during the 2016 fall season. After your visit, check out these 10 attractions within walking distance of the Nantucket Boat Basin.
Boating in Florida? Fernandina Harbor Marina in Fernandina, Florida has gone above and beyond, and will be hosting a Local Vendor Boat Show to highlight the nearby water-related businesses to the community, or you can stop by Longboat Key Club Moorings in Longboat Key, Florida for USCG Aux Vessel Inspections, and demonstrations by the local fire department and the US Coast Guard.
Key West Harbour in Key West, Florida and Harbor 9 Marina in St. Clair Shores, Michigan are also celebrating. Click here to view all the marinas participating in National Marina Day!
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By: Becky Pineo
Published on 6/7/16 8:30 AM