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2021 Marina NEWS - Monday, November 1, 2021

Marina News 2021

Marina News September 2021

All three of our marinas are now designated as Clean and Resilient Marinas by the State of Florida.

Hurricane Season –We sent a copy of our hurricane preparation plan out last month. Hopefully you found it helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, just ask our staff for help. It is hurricane season, and we watch all of the storms closely. We ask that you all do the same. It is also important to always leave your boat secure and ready for a storm. Even a squall can cause damage. Always be prepared.

Late Summer Early Fall – In general all the normal repairs and maintenance are finally up to date due to a slow start because of Covid. Things are back to normal, and our normal cleaning and repairs continue as always. Our summer help has gone back to school but may still help us on weekends with some projects. Let us know if there is anything that may need our attention.

 Marina Wi-Fi – We have been replacing some of the old nodes at all three of the marinas with high-speed nodes. We are also adding a node at Yacht Harbor to increase coverage. Please remember that even tough you may see our nodes on your device and show a strong signal from our nodes you may still have some connection problems if your device isn’t strong enough to get a signal to the nodes. If you are in the boat, it may be difficult for your device to clearly send a signal out to the node. A Wi-Fi signal amplifier may help with this issue on the boat. They start at about $20 and can go over $100. They can help you work around obstructions like boats.

 Local Events – 

September 4th & 5th, 2021- 2021 5th Annual Gulf Coast Summer Fest - Jazz Edition

Pensacola Community Maritime Park 301 W Main Street, Pensacola

September 5th, 2021- Bath Tub Races – Bamboo Willies Beachside Bar, 400 Quietwater Beach Rd., Pensacola Beach 2:00 PM

September 7th, 2021Bands on the Beach – Memory Lane -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

September 14, 2021Bands on the Beach – Mr Big and the Rhythm Sisters -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

September 17, 2021 – Gallery Night – Downtown on Palafox

September 18, 2021 – Vettes at the Beach – Annual Corvette car show at Pensacola Beach. Casino Beach Parking lot

September 21, 2021Bands on the Beach – Southern Breeze -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

Pensacola Seafood Festival - September 24 - September 26, 2021- Fiesta Pensacola

2121 W. Intendencia St., Pensacola

September 28, 2021Bands on the Beach – True Blue Band -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

Old Marina News August 2021

All three of our marinas are now designated as Clean and Resilient Marinas by the State of Florida.

 

Hurricane Season – During the storm season we send weather advisories out to our customers if a named storm has a chance to affect us. If you would like to be on the weather advisory list just e-mail us and asked to be added. We also have a hurricane preparation plan that goes into effect when a storm is approaching. The plan has multiple levels or preparation depending on the severity of the storm strength and location. We have attached a copy of the plan to this email. It is also important to always leave your boat secure and ready for a storm. Even a squall can cause damage. Always be prepared.

 

Island Cove Marina – We have new chairs for the upstairs tables on the porch. We have mowed down the reeds and tall grass around the property. We have started to remove all the junk around the building and clean things up. We have replaced about 100 dock boards, so far, and power washed most of the docks.

 

 Palm Harbor Marina  We have been weeding out the flower beds around the Palm Trees. We are also going to replace some of the decking and lights on the fixed dock going to the dock ramp.

 

 Yacht Harbor Marina – We have repaired the white fence and replaced the 2 pilings that were damaged. We have repaired the sea wall and damage to the fixed wooden dock from Hurricane Sally. We have added additional gravel and graded the parking. We are trying to keep the puddles that form when it rains hard down to a minimum.   

 

 Local Events – 

August 3, 2021 - Bands on the Beach – Christie Dee’s Bad JUJU, Gulf side Pavilion Casino Beach Time: 7:00

August 10, 2021- Bands on the Beach – Slight Return Band, Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

August 17, 2021- Gallery Night – Downtown Pensacola 6:00 PM

301 W Main St Pensacola  6:00 PM

August 17, 2021Bands on the Beach – Crosstown Band -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

August 24, 2021Bands on the Beach – Mass Kunfusion -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

August 31, 2021Bands on the Beach – High Time Band -Location: Gulf side Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.

 

 

November News - Friday, October 22, 2021

Marina News November 2021

All three of our marinas are designated as Clean and Resilient Marinas by the State of Florida.

    

Anniversary –Island Cove Marina is coming up on its 20 year anniversary. A contract to purchase the Bayou Chico Marina was signed in December of 2001 and the deal closed in March of 2002 and the name changed to Island Cove Marina. At the time slip rents were $7.00 a foot. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics $7.00 in 2001 has the same buyer power as $ 10.87 today which is almost exactly what slip rent is in 2021 at Island Cove Marina. The US inflation rate is at a 13 year high of 5.5% heading into 2022. Oh boy!

Island Cove Marina – We finally got all of our permits approved for new docks at Island Cove. Unfortunately now the dock manufactures are all out about 8 months for production. Between refinancing to pay for the docks, ordering the docks, receiving the docks, and construction, we are looking at about a year from today to have the project complete. Remember we first applied for the permits in 2017. Unbelievable. We are doing some mowing in the front and near the water. We have had a lot of rain this fall so far and things have grown like crazy. Also for some reason the County stopped mowing the right of way on the street.   

  Palm Harbor Marina We have been working on the normal maintenance things and are making headway. We are working on some dock box repairs, dock boards on the walkway, and pedestal lights but we are pretty much caught up on most things.

 Yacht Harbor Marina – We have had a ton of rain lately and with the rain comes puddles in the parking lot. We are going to grade the parking lot a bit more to try and help with the heavy rain events.

 

November 1st we will change office hours from seven days a week to six days a week Monday through Saturday and return to seven days a week in the early spring.

 Local Events – 

November 3rd- 6th – Blue Angles Homecoming Show - Casino Beach, 20 Casino Beach Blvd

Pensacola Beach, check Blue Angles web site for details

November 4, 2021 - November 15, 2021 - Foo Foo Festival - Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration each fall, with culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Florida. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.

November 7th-9th - The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival - Location: Seville Square Park 311 E Government St Downtown Pensacola

November 14th - Art & Wine Festival - 7 Casino Beach Boardwalk