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Liberty Landing Marina Meets Unbelievable Challenges with Amazing Spirit

Although the marina business rides on recreation, having fun on the water, the business of marinas is about how to make that effortless and authentic for boaters. Many marinas do this well, but few can compare to Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey. It’s also rare that a marina is challenged on a historic level to meet the needs of its country, and this marina has quite a story to tell. Liberty Landing exemplifies customer service expertise and business acumen on a unique level, and it has risen to some challenges that most marinas could never imagine.

While the entire development at CrossTimbers Marina on Skiatook Lake got its start from a federal program helping private investors on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, the continued relationship between the two was not always so easy. Ron Howell, the marina’s developer and former owner, fought hard to extend the lease for his property, first to 50 years in order to build, and then, to a 100-year lease. The long fight is a lone example of what can be accomplished on Corps lakes, where it seems that government often does more to impede on development, than support it. However, where others have failed, Howell is here to assure other developers on Corps lakes that longer leases can be a reality. But it might not come easily.

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The marina has many upland facilities, including bathhouses and boater lounge, and a 40,000-square-foot building with restaurants, boat brokerage and marine store.
NEW: Operations Survey Compares Infrastructure, Amenities, Training and More

The map on this page represents the overall respondents for each region. The top ten states for number of respondents include Florida (14.1%); California (8.8%); New York (8.8%); Maryland (8.3%); Minnesota (6.3%); Texas (5.4%); Washington (4.4%); Massachusetts (4.4%); North Carolina (3.9%); Connecticut (3.4%).

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What to Consider When Choosing a Deck Surface

When marina owners and operators consider the growing range of decking options available for floating or fixed docks, it can be difficult to weigh the alternatives. Whether the marina is slated to re-deck its existing docks, or is installing an entirely new dock system, spending time to properly research a facility’s surfacing needs and expectations can be the difference between choosing a well-performing dock system and a costly product test.

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The use of concrete decking for a fuel dock increases durability while also mitigating the risk of static electric discharge.

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Aluma Hawk

Sea Hawk Paints has added new colors to its line of Aluma Hawk paints for aluminum boats. Jon Boat Blue and Jon Boat Tan colors join the existing line of Jon Boat Green, Aluminum Gray and Black. Aluma Hawk paint can be used as a top coat or primer for aluminum boats including house boats, pontoon boats, jon boats and canoes, and are applied using a brush, roller or spray. The new colors are part of the Aluma Hawk AH7000 Series, which are quick-dry, high-solids, corrosion-inhibiting coatings designed for use on aluminum boats either above or below the waterline. The paints can be used in either saltwater or fresh water applications.

Sea Hawk Paints

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AerationPlus

Medora Corporation has introduced the AerationPlus circulator to help reduce algae in marinas, around docks and in lakes and ponds. The company’s large scale circulator has been used in over 400 large lakes, but this new smaller version can target specific problem areas covering areas up to three acres. While the circulator itself is all underwater, no electricity or moving parts are in the water making it safe to use in swimming and boating areas. It comes with an ultra-quiet air unit and can also be powered by solar power upon request.

Medora Corp.

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SwiftShield

Sunstream® Boat Lifts has launched two new products: the SwiftShield™ Universal Automatic Boat Cover (ABC-U) and the SwiftShield™ Piling Automatic Boat Cover (ABC-P). Operated with a patented keychain remote, the ABC-U and ABC-P actuate an arm with hydraulics and a spring-loaded roller that automatically deploy a custom-fitted cover over the boat. The boat cover mechanism mounts to the frame of most boatlifts, either new or previously installed, and has a reduced height allowing for use under covered docks. The covers are custom made using measurements of the boat provided directly to Sunstream by the customer. These two new configurations join the SwiftShield Automatic Boat Cover for the Sunstream SunLift line of products.

Sunstream Corp.

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Pettit Black Widow

Pettit Marine Paint has released its highest-performance racing finish available, Pettit Paint Black Widow. Providing multi-season protection, the dual-biocide paint can be applied by roller, brush or spray on any racing boat that would benefit from the paint’s four slickening agents: Molybdenum Disulfide, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Graphite and Silicon. These lubricants reduce drag allowing for greater speed and less fuel consumption, and are also easy to clean.

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