Marina Industry in 2014

Read full article from Bellingham Marine here.

“Worldwide, from our perspective, things are starting to turn.  Marinas are beginning to see the increase in boat sales trickle down into their occupancy rates, money is loosening up and governments in emerging markets seem to be taking a more active interest in their boating and marina industries.  We remain optimistic that in 2014 and coming years the industry as a whole will continue to grow and prosper.

As far as trends, customization, aesthetics, longevity, quality and best value reign in the marina industry.  Purpose built facilities that are designed with intention is a common characteristic of many of the projects coming on line. Docks and supporting upland amenities are being tailor fit to the needs of specific user groups. Port developers and owners are also finding that their best value most often comes when their project is perfectly suited to their site….” [more]