Operations Data Outlines Industry: Dockage Choices, Infrastructure, Employee Training and More
Editor's Note: This follow up survey to the annual industry trends survey looks at topics related to operations and infrastructure, such as dockage offerings and contract terms and lengths; employee training; dredging and natural disasters; and amenity infrastructure and renovations.
Fig. 1A identifies the respondent profile by facility type, and Fig. 1B identifies facilities by ownership. These numbers represent the overall respondents for the survey.
Dockage Offerings, Terms and Charges
Fig. 2 shows the overall number of facilities that offer each type of dockage (slips, side-tie, moorings, uncovered dry storage, covered dry storage/racks and indoor dry storage) and storage breakdown by type of ownership. The majority of facilities offer slips (72%). A large number also offer side-tie dockage and dry storage. Government facilities offer more mooring fields than private or corporate owned facilities and less dry storage overall. Fig. 3 reflects the various types of dockage terms that marinas offer. The largest majority of facilities provide transient dockage. A large number also offer seasonal and annual dockage terms. Those numbers are also fairly consistent by type of ownership. Fig. 4 shows how facilities charge for dockage (by slip size, by boat size or flat fee), overall and by type of ownership. The majority of marinas charge by boat size. A large number also charge by slip size. More corporate owned facilities charge by boat size, compared to other ownership models. Government
12 Marina Dock Age April 2019
SURVEY Fig. 2: Type of Docking By Ownership
Overall Government Owned Privately Owned/ Not Family Family Owned Corporate Owned Slips 72% 66% 75% 70% 61% Side tie docking 45% 55% 48% 35% 50% Mooring field 12% 24% 8% 10% 6% Dry storage, uncovered, open racks 25% 21% 24% 17% Dry storage, covered racks, open at least one side 4% 0% 5% 6% Indoor dry storage 20% 14% 19% 24% 22%
Fig. 3: Dockage Terms By Ownership
Overall Government Owned Privately Owned/ Not Family Family Owned Corporate Owned Annual 49% 52% 58% 37% 56% Seasonal 49% 28% 45% 58% 39% Transient 55% 62% 52% 50% 61% Month-to-Month 40% 41% 42% 35% 56%
Boatyard/service center (no slips or dry storage) Boatyard/service center and marina (wet slips and/or dry storage) Marina (wet slips and dry storage) Dry storage facility only Marina (only west slips)
Fig. 1A: Respondent Profile, Type Of Facility
29.9% 23.4% 1.1% 2.2% 43.4%
Fig. 1B: Respondent Profile, By Owner
41% 2% 1% 6% 8 % 2% 1% 17% 15% 7%
Harbor/port district State/national park concessionaire State marina Municipal marina Private ownership/ multiple partners Private ownership/ not family owned Family owned Corporation/ management firm Condominium marina Military base Yacht clubPrevious Page