Interview: F3 Marina

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 by

For many marina operators, hiring a third-party management company is the ideal route to ensuring optimal success, premier customer service, and consistent profitability. Our interview with F3 Marina (a leader in professional marina management and consulting services to marina owners in the United States and internationally) dives into some of the best practices for marina

Preparing Your Marina For Sale

Friday, 29 November 2019 by

In November 2019, Marina Dock Age interviewed Steven Ekovich (National Managing Director) and Brett Murphy (Investment Advisor, Marinas) for an article title “Trends in Marina Sales: Tips for Improving Seller Appeal”. The article’s focus is on preparing your marina for sale, covering an array of topics from business planning and factors to consider when deciding

New Owner at Lady’s Island Marina

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by

In January 2019, Mia Overton of Marina Dock Age published an article that focused on the new owner at Lady’s Island Marina in Beaufort, SC. Steven Ekovich, the National Managing Director, sold Lady’s Island Marina to Tom Daniels after determining that he was the best buyer for the property. Tom Daniels embarked on a new

Marina Industry Consolidation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by

In January 2019, Mia Overton of Marina Dock Age published a Q&A with Steven Ekovich (National Managing Director) and Brett Murphy (Investment Advisor) in an article titled “Marina Acquisitions and Industry Consolidation Continues; Markets Remain Strong but Face Rising Interest Rates”. The interview covers topics from year-over-year comparisons to why owners are selling in today’s

Safe Passage Through Hurricane Season

Thursday, 23 August 2018 by

Every year, marinas located along the Gulf, throughout Florida, the Eastern Seaboard, and the Caribbean are faced with a prevalent threat – hurricanes. Here we focus on tips and best practices for guiding your marina’s safe passage through hurricane season. As we all know and have likely experienced first-hand, these natural disasters destroy homes, businesses,

When Golfsmith filed bankruptcy and Nike declared it would stop selling golf equipment the media decried this is more evidence the golf industry is in trouble. Well, is this true and are we in trouble? First, anyone watching the presidential debates knows the media for the most part, has become a dishonest perpetrator of creating

Preparing Your Golf Course for Sale

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 by

A golf course owner’s options of holding or selling their golf course must be a pro-active decision. As Golf Brokers we advise our clients to consider several factors, including estate planning, tax implications, long and short term investment strategies and the current market conditions. Once the decision to sell is made, owners must be prepared

At the start of 2016, the US stock market had erased over $1 trillion in value as falling oil prices, volatility in China, shrinking world trade, rising debt and deflation had most all talking heads telling clients to sell everything in face of a “cataclysmic year.” Midway through 2016, all three major US stock markets

Why Use a Broker?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by

Why should you use a broker when you decide to sell your marina? We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers.  Nowhere is the do-it-yourself (“DIY”) phenomenon more evident than in the home improvement market where Joe Homeowner decides to tile his bathroom, build a deck, or install new fixtures without a contractor.  Whole television shows have

When Golfsmith filed bankruptcy and Nike declared it would stop selling golf equipment the media decried this is more evidence the golf industry is in trouble. Well, is this true and are we in trouble? First, anyone watching the presidential debates knows the media for the most part, has become a dishonest perpetrator of creating

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