Hurricane Season Special (Wet Slips)

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Jun 30, 2014 Comments Off
Find peace of mind by docking your boat at Harbortown Marina! Nestled in a naturally protected harbor with minimal tidal changes, Harbortown is the ideal home for your boat this Hurricane Season.

Going on Now:

Get 50% OFF The Current Dockage Rate
First 2 months on a full year contract
 
Or, 30% OFF The Current Dockage Rate
First 2 months on a 6 month contract
 
Only available to the first 25 new boats that sign a contract.

Call the Office at 321-453-0160 for more information!
 
Bonus: Unlike other marinas on the Space Coast, Harbortown’s location is not subject to mandatory evacuation as named storms approach. Rest assured that your boat is in a safe place, in good hands, during this precarious season. Each hurricane season brings a threat of strong storms and potential disaster.  Check out Protecting Your Boat During a Storm for some helpful information on making preparations for a strong storm.

2014 National Marina Day Photo Contest

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Jun 17, 2014 Comments Off

Our Winners: Nancy and Dirk

Congratulations to Nancy and Dirk Rieckmann, the winners of our National Marina Day Photo Contest! At the end of Father’s Day weekend, their stunning photo, “Foggy Morning at Harbortown”, received over 125 valid comments! The couple will receive a free haul out and pressure wash for their boat.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and comments.
We have a truly spirited community here at Harbortown!
 

“Foggy Morning at Harbortown”

Don’t Forget to Compete Nationally for a Chance to be Featured in Discover Boating magazine!

Deadline to submit photos: June 20th
Submit photos taken on June 14th (National Marina Day) – The photo that best captures the spirit of the day will be featured in the magazine.

Please send digital photos to Anna Townshend, email to atownshend@marinadockage.com

Photo requirements: Files should be 300 dpi, at least 9 in. x 12 in.; the LARGER, the better. Hint: Vertically oriented shots make the best cover shots. Horizontal shots may be cropped but only if they are extremely large files.

PSA: “Love the Life – Wear It!”

Posted in: Harbortown Life- May 17, 2014 Comments Off

This year’s National Safe Boating Week is the week of May 17-23, 2014. Always held during the first full week before Memorial Day weekend, Safe Boating Week is designed to remind boaters and their families about staying safe on the water. 

A particularly important part of boating safety is the use of life jackets. Almost three-fourths of boating fatalities are the result of drowning. Make sure you and your kids are protected this season!

“Saved By the Jacket” is a call to action. It is also a time to thank the boating community, from the firemen who loan out free life jackets to the marina owners and camp operators who insist that all their customers wear life jackets. Thanks for practicing what we preach. Life jackets save lives. The proof is a real page turner.” -National Safe Boating Council

Don’t forget to stop by Harbortown Marina during National Safe Boating Week -  When you purchase our ethanol-free gas or diesel during the week of May 17-23, receive a complimentary gas coupon, key chain, koozie, and safe boating literature. (While supplies last, first come first serve.)

National Safe Boating Week at Harbortown Marina – May 17-23, 2014

Posted in: Harbortown Life- May 14, 2014 Comments Off

This year’s National Safe Boating Week is the week of May 17-23, 2014. Always held during the first full week before Memorial Day weekend, Safe Boating Week is designed to remind boaters and their families about staying safe on the water. 

Stop by Harbortown during Safe Boating Week – When you purchase our ethanol-free gas or diesel during the week of May 17-23, receive a complimentary gas coupon, key chain, koozie, and safe boating literature. (While supplies last, first come first serve.)

Here are a few  Boating Safety tips to stay mindful of all year round:

  1. Be aware of certain Hazards on the Water that might be relevant to the area you are boating in. Research ahead of time to see if there are any submerged objects, tricky currents, inclement weather, etc., that you should be aware of.
  2. Remember that BUI (boating under the influence) is a serious offense, and can put your life and the lives of others in danger. Alcohol affects judgment, balance, and vision, essential components to boat operation. Never take the wheel after consuming alcohol.
  3. Choose a life jacket that’s appropriate for your activity, size and age. Here is a handy life jacket checklist provided by SafeBoatingCampaign.com. It’s well-known that in almost three-fourths of all fatal boating accidents, drowning is the cause of death.

Upcoming Weekend Events for National Safe Boating Week 2014

Merritt Island’s WATERFEST Saturday, 5/17, 8am-1pm at Kiwanis Island, Karen Rood Building For more information, contact the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department at (321) 633-2016, or Matt Culver at matt.culver@brevardcounty.us, or Marie Winkler at marie.winkler@brevardcounty.us

East Coast Boat Club’s POKER RUN Saturday, 5/17, 10:30am Kickoff at Ski Island Please pre register and for more info www.facebook.com/eastcoastboatclub .  For questions call Luis, (407) 701-2967, or send an email to eastcoastboatclub@gmail.com.

Thunder on the Beach SUPER BOAT RACES Sunday, 5/18, Shepard Park. CFFW will have a tent set up on the beach at the far south end of the park for anyone to participate.  Racing starts at 12:00pm.  Come early for parking.  Bring your chairs, coolers, food and whatever else you want.  Contact Kelly Haugh at (321) 449-0827.