Marina News for July

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July 2017
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Dear readers,

You should all have print copies of the July/August issue, featuring the winner of our annual photo contest. If not, you can read the issue here online. In addition to the feature story on boatyard efficiency (featured below), we have great stories on: renovations at Navajo Lake Marina in New Mexico and The Yards Marina, Washington, D.C., and Rhode Island’s newest Clean Marina New England Boatworks.

Next up, we’re planning a special theme for the September/October issue. So much is changing in our industry with technology, regulations, new profit centers and different customers. We’ll dive into Marinas of the Future for the next issue.

Trade Tips
Running efficiently relates directly to a company’s profitability, especially during each precious billable hour at a boatyard. Examining your efficiency can also help company morale and employee confidence and productivity. After some time and analysis, you can identify the internal challenges and address solutions.

At the beginning of KKMI in Pt. Richmond and Sausalito, California, owner Paul Kaplan, studied the location and facility. It had served successfully as a storefront, but a new centrally located store and parts counter worked to improve efficiency for the boatyard and gave craftsman more control over their own projects.

For more tips on how to improve boatyard efficiency – from employee training and data tracking to customer billing and branding, see the story in the July/August issue.

Vapor-Tight Light
Hubbel Marine offers the NVX15GHGA incandescent fixture for lighting chronically wet environments like harbor facilities, marinas, yards and vessel engine rooms. The light is USCG approved, vapor-tight, non-conductive light, which features a UV-resistant, glass-filled thermoplastic polyester box for a long life in harsh conditions. It can operate in environments ranging from -40°F (-40°C) to +302°F (150°C). A high-strength protective guard cage helps prevent accidental glass breakage. The Hubbell NVX15GHGA incandescent fixture is designed for ceiling mounting. A pendant-mount version and wall mount bracket offer flexible installation options.

Hubbel Marine

Acrylic Polymer Coating
Acryfin® Coatings is an acrylic polymer coating that removes the need for replacement or regular staining or painting, while extending the life of decks, docks and concrete. Distributed by Atlantic Distributors LLC of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Acryfin is a VOC free, green certified product that creates a durable, non-skid, splinter free surface. The coating is expertly applied and takes about eight hours to dry. It comes with a 10-year warranty. Acryfin differs from other deck coatings because it is developed with more polymers, resin and fluorine. In addition, the Primer used in applications bonds to the substrate as well as providing a surface on which the product can adhere.


Upcoming Events

States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Conference
at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel
August 28 – 31, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX)
at the Tampa Convention Center
September 19 – 21, 2017
Tampa, Florida
The Docks Expo
at the Music City Center
December 5 – 8, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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