FMBC Expert Marina Panel Addresses Impact of Boat Clubs

March 9, 2017 Venice, FL – At the recently held International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, the educational track featured a panel of five top marina experts who addressed the value and impact of boats clubs on their businesses.

Participants included Sam Chavers of SunTex; Sam Lowry of MarineMax; Jeremy Holcomb of Legendary Marina; Travis Staats of Camachee Cove Marina; and John Giglio of Freedom Boat Club.

The hour-long presentation covered a wide range of club-specific topics including best revenue-generating opportunities, docking logistics and recommendations, fueling practices, insurance requirements,and primary challenges. The panel also debated the impact of boat clubs on new boat sales and rental boat operations.

“It was great to have five different marina operators from different segments of the industry, representing different sizes and boat club experiences, to address their perspectives on this topic,” said Wanda Kenton Smith who served as panel moderator. “The group brought a wealth of experience to share and a broad perspective to bear.”

Due to the interest in the topic and the limited opportunity for audience participation, the panel presentation was video-taped and is now available for download at

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