10th Annual Marina & Boatyard Study Tour

Study Tour


Sept 29, 2016

One Week, One Trip, Multiple Events!

Marina 101 – Marina & Boatyard Study Tour- Fort Lauderdale Boat Show


Marina 101: “Walk the Docks – First Impressions”

October 31, 2016 


This 4-hour marina industry introduction course is geared towards those individuals, with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of a career shift or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.


Marina 101 offers two sessions within the course, each approximately 2-hours long. The first session will look at the here and now of marina operations and the second will look into the future and what one needs to know about being a part of a marina for the long-term.




Price: $250.00

Study Tour Add-On: $100.00


For more information: http://tinyurl.com/zaw9sll 


WE RECOMMEND: Attend the Marina 101 course prior to the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Marina and Boatyard Study Tour to arm yourself with enough industry knowledge to walk the docks of the Study Tour facilities and see things from a brand new perspective, from the eyes of a marina manager.  Attendees will see first-hand how some of the best run facilities in Southeast Florida get it done.


10th Annual Southeast Florida Marina & Boatyard Study Tour

November 1-2, 2016


The 2016 Study Tour will visit seven properties in Southeast Florida. Registration fee includes 2 nights stay at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay (October 31st & November 1st), two breakfast & lunch meals along with transportation and tours, facilitated discussion, a copy of the group SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis, and one (1) complimentary ticket to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The tour will be based at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.


Study Tour Properties to be Visited


Crandon Park Marina

Rickenbacher Marina

Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina

Haulover Marine Center

Harbour Towne Marina 

Port Condominium and Marina 

Lauderdale Marine Center




Registration Fees:

Member Price: $1,195.00

Non-Member Price: $ 1,495.00


For more information visit our website at: https://marinaassociation.org/10th-annual-southeast-florida-study-tour  


Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

November 3-7, 2016


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