“Spring Forward” at Harbortown Marina

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Mar 11, 2015 Comments Off

Are you looking for a new home for your catamaran? Do you have an over-sized fishing boat that needs outdoor cradle storage and daily splashing? If so, then it’s time to “Spring Forward” at Harbortown with our latest special offer:

All new Spring Annual Contracts will have their deposit and 1st month’s rent deferred for 30 days!

We have wet slips available, including some that are ideal for catamarans. Or, if you are looking for cradle storage for your large fishing boat, you’ve come to the right place!

As always, we splash boats 7 days a week, 364 days per year, 8am to 4pm within an hour. Requesting a splash in a cinch – Just call our office, or use the Harbortown “On-the-Go” app, available for iOS and Android.

For more information about the “Spring Forward” Special, or to request a tour, call the office at 321-453-0160, or email us at harbortownmarina@earthlink.net.

Marine Flea Market 2015 at Harbortown Marina

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Mar 03, 2015 Comments Off
When: March 28-29, 2015
8:00am – 4:00pm daily
Where: Harbortown Marina
2700 Harbortown Drive
Merritt Island, FL  32952
Admission/Parking: FREE

About this Event:

This family-friendly event will be held March 28-29, 2015, right here at Harbortown Marina! Located in Merritt Island, Florida, just 2.5 miles west of Port Canaveral, Harbortown Marina makes a fantastic venue for this fun-filled event. Expect a ton of local vendors offering marine equipment, water sports equipment, fishing gear, hand-made artwork, and a variety of other unique nautical themed items.

Rob the “Commodore”

Make sure to stop by Harbortown Marina’s booth to say hello and check out our Current Specials. We will have giveaways available, so come by early while supplies last. Rob the “Commodore” will make an appearance for the day, which is always a delight for the kids.

While you’re at the flea market, we suggest visiting the on-site restaurant, Nautical Spirits Bar & Grill. Order a plate of delicious local sea food, or grab an ice-cold drink before heading back out into the action.

Kick off this year’s boating season with a day spent browsing the items you’ll need for the season, while enjoying the beautiful marina atmosphere! We’ll see you there.

Click here for directions to the Marine Flea Market.

Coming Soon to the Port Canaveral Area: Yachts, Boats, and Jobs!

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Feb 20, 2015 Comments Off

Port Canaveral area residents and boaters alike will be happy to hear that there will soon be a good number of additional jobs in the marine industry coming to our corner of Brevard County. Two boat manufacturers will be setting up shop in the area, a move that will pair nicely with the expansion of the local tourism industry surrounding Port Canaveral.

Merritt Island Boat Works Brings Jobs to Merritt Island

Merritt Island Boat Works announced earlier this month that it will open a new manufacturing facility at the former Sea Ray Boats plant on Merritt Island.

This new yacht manufacturing facility will bring a capital investment of $16 million to Brevard County as well as at least 380 jobs (with an average wage of $45,000) to the Merritt Island/Port Canaveral area by 2018. Merritt Island Boat Works chose Brevard County over locations in North and South Carolina due to the “available workforce and access to U.S. and international markets”.

Merritt Island Boat Works is currently accepting applications and resumes for employment. Click Here to Apply.

Sea Ray Boats to Reopen Facility in Sykes Creek

Sea Ray L650 Fly

Shortly after Merritt Island Boat Works’ announcement, Sea Ray Boats disclosed that it would reopen its manufacturing facility in Sykes Creek, creating an estimated 100 jobs over the next year. The facility neighbors Harbortown Marina to the west on Sea Ray Drive, and will specialize in work on the company’s L-Class yachts.

Once a major employer in the area, Sea Ray employed over 1,500 workers during its peak in operations. The company suffered greatly with the economic downturn in recent years, and began paring down its operations until its boat manufacturing capabilities were limited to Palm Coast. The move by Sea Ray to bring manufacturing back to Merritt Island not only means that the company is growing again, but that there is an economy to support that growth!

Though Sea Ray’s operations will be nowhere near its former size, this could just be the beginning.


The plans by Sea Ray and Merritt Island Boat works to manufacture boats and yachts in Brevard County is a tell-tale sign that the area is developing a strong niche in the marine industry. As the economy, locally and across the country, continues to improve, it’s possible that the Port Canaveral area could expect even more expansion in boat manufacturing jobs and other areas of the marine industry.

There is a lot happening here in Brevard County with the recent tourism boom in conjunction with Port Canaveral, the Titusville Area Renaissance, and now this apparent “boating boom”, it can only mean more job opportunities for the community, and a better quality of life.

We locals will keep our fingers crossed that this trend continues, and we hope you will too!

Orlando Boat Show: January 30 – February 1, 2015

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Jan 21, 2015 Comments Off

This year’s Orlando Boat Show will be here before we know it! 2015′s show will double in size, from 90,000 square feet to 180,000 square feet. Sixteen of Central Florida’s best boat dealers will be represented, along with over 60 manufacturers. Staff from Harbortown Marina will also exhibit at the show – Stop by our booth and enter to win an iPad Mini!

  • Bowriders
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Ski Boats
  • Cruisers
  • Fishing Boats
  • Bass Boats
  • Deck Boats
  • Marine Electronics
  • Accessories
  • Much More!

Show Details:

When: January 30 – February 1, 2015

Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Where: Orange County Convention Center, West Hall B-4


Adults: $8
Seniors 60+: $5 On-site
Children under 12: FREE

Stop by Harbortown Marina’s Booth at Central Florida’s Premier Boat Show

Don’t forget to come say “Hello” to the Harbortown Marina crew & staff at our booth at the 2015 Orlando Boat Show – Grab some goodies, and find out what’s new at the marina! We will also be giving away an iPad Mini. 

Harbortown Marina is located just 2.5 miles west of Port Canaveral in Merritt Island, FL. Want to know more about Harbortown? Check out one of our latest Harbortown Life Blog entries: 7 Reasons Habortown Marina is THE Port Canaveral Area Choice for Boat Storage.