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Dockwa and The Association of Bahamas Marinas Partner to Help Boaters Book It to the Islands


Published on 11/1/17 2:41 PM

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) is a leading online destination for cruisers exploring the islands of The Bahamas. Now the ABM has designated Dockwa "the Official Marina Booking Platform of The Bahamas" and the two have partnered to enhance the newly-launched ABM site, making booking it to The Bahamas even easier with a one-stop-shop for marina reservations.  To kick things off, we're giving one lucky boater $1,000 in free dockage at any Dockwa-ABM partner marina!

 

For boaters and marine industry folks attending the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, both ABM and Dockwa will be there to represent and chat with boaters! Swing by to say hello and learn more about the new site.

Click here to view all ABM Partners. Scroll down to read more about the partnership. Click here to read the full press release

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ABM’s new website leverages technology throughout the site to simplify the process of locating and reserving at marinas throughout the islands, including the integration of Dockwa, which boaters to submit reservation requests directly to marina staff via the dual-sided software.Marinas confirm reservation requests on their end with a single click via smartphone, computer, tablet. Boaters are automatically notified and securely billed when their reservation requests are approved, and the marinas’ reservation books are updated.

In addition to vetting and selecting Dockwa as the official booking engine of the Bahamas, ABM has staffed and trained a dedicated call centre to respond to requests for information or reservations that come in by telephone (toll-free: 844-556-5290, or U.S.: 954-462-4591) or email [email protected] The call centre completes the site as a ‘one stop shop,’ giving travellers to The Bahamas the ability to make slip and hotel reservations at all of the 29 member properties, as well as flight reservations for those not traveling by boat, with just one phone call.

 

 

 

Said ABM President Stephen Kappeler, "boating in The Bahamas now becomes a simple, secure procedure to identify your marina destination and make your reservation." Dockwa co-founder and CEO Mike Melillo looks forward to improving the boating experience in The Bahamas via this partnership with ABM. “The Association of Bahamas Marinas is at the forefront of making new technology accessible to their partners. Boaters familiar with cruising these islands will be pleasantly surprised when they are able to seamlessly reserve their slips and moorings online or with the free Dockwa app.”

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For ABM partner marinas, Dockwa’s marina management software streamlines the reservation process. Dockwa not only expands a marina’s marketing reach and provides a better customer experience, it also increases operational efficiency and frees up time for marina staff.

By incorporating Dockwa’s reservation platform into the ABM website, boaters can explore their options in the Bahamian archipelago – on eight islands of which the ABM has members – and request a slip or mooring, all from a mobile device.

 

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