Steven Saiontz

Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2012


The recreational boating business is a significant economic driver both on a national and a local scale. Recreational boating storage facilities play a crucial role in providing access to the water and safe storage for boats. However, a myriad of challenges including competing “higher-value” uses for waterfront properties (particularly in South Florida) threaten the viability of these facilities. This study reviews management practices employed locally by a South Florida based marina management company in its efforts to survive the recent economic recess ion, mitigate environmental issues and position its marinas for financial optimization in order to remain competitive on a go-forward basis.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: CZM

Location: Miami-Dade County , Sea Grant Extension Office

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