Coastal Marina Management Projects
Florida Clean Marina Program
State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Clean Marina Program is a voluntary designation program with a proactive approach to environmental stewardship. Scott Burt
of Coastal Marina Management served on the steering committee with the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection to create the widely recognized and acclaimed certified Clean Marina program.
Lighthouse Marina Fuel Rewards Plan
Lighthouse Marina, Panama City Beach, Florida
The first of its kind marine fuel discount and rewards points plan on the Northern Gulf Coast, developed by Coastal Marina Management. An innovative and exciting way to save money on your boat fuel and build rewards points redeemable for marine service repair work and boatyard haul out projects.
Tournament & Event Management
Wharf Boat Show
Orange Beach, Alabama
Located at the popular and unrivaled Wharf Entertainment Complex in Orange Beach, Alabama, The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show showcases the latest offerings from boat and yacht manufacturers and well known dealers throughout the Southeast. Only at the Wharf can you peruse the boating life during the day and take in a major concert in the 10,000 seat open air Amphitheatre in the evening and then party into the wee hours along main street. Nobody has more fun anywhere else on the Gulf Coast, because there's nothing else like it. Nothing even comes close.
Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show
Panama City Beach, Florida
This land based show features boat displays from all major manufacturers and the top dealers representing the latest in boats, high tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. Boats ranging from entry level bow riders and center consoles all the way up to the next generation 42' center consoles with quad outboards that have become so popular. Buyers will find everything in-between.
But making it much more than a boat show, this event features everything for the kind of active, outdoor beach living so popular along the Emerald Coast. From stand up paddleboards and fishing kayaks, to outdoor kitchens, diving, active wear and beach cruising bicycles. In short, all the great things residents and visiting tourists enjoy on and around the water along the beaches is available at this event.
Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship
Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
An exciting multi-tournament point series rewarding the Best of the Best - the top boat competing in the five leading Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Tournaments. No additional entry fee required.
Orange Beach Billfish Classic
Orange Beach, Alabama
The OBBC tournament is one of the five tournaments in the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship, and serves as a very important fundraiser for marine conservation projects through The Billfish Foundation and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). In 2011, the tournament donated over $50,000 to these 501c3 charities, bringing the overall total to $500,000. The OBBC is operated by an all-volunteer staff that's dedicated to the conservation of our marine resources.
Texas Center Console Shootout, presented by Pelagic
Surfside Marina, Surfside Beach, Texas
The Texas Center Console Shootout, Presented by Pelagic is sure to become one of the most popular in the Texas summer tournament season. This is a good old-fashioned laid-back fishing tournament with minimal rules and hassles and maximum fun, and offers cash prizes for the largest dolphin, tuna and wahoo caught from center console boats. In addition to the three gamefish divisions, there is also be a bonus swordfish category that's separate from the general tournament.
Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf
The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL
Sometimes in life things come together at the right place and the right time with the correct combination of people to create something truly unique. The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is a result of one of those magic moments. The combination of Scott Burt, Chris Miller and Rocky Jones along with the unbeatable and magnificent Wharf Entertainment Complex under the leadership of Art Favre led to the creation of the event now known nationally as the "rock star" billfish tournament which simply can't be missed. Unbelievable parties, televised weigh-ins unlike anywhere in the world, huge crowds, the biggest boats, helicopter video coverage and a lot of Southern glamour thrown in for good measure. It all happens each July at the Wharf.
"A Can't-Miss Tournament"
"A Rock-Star Weigh-In"
"A Sight to Behold"
you don't fish, you simply can't miss this one.
Marker 1 Marina
The Western Gulf's premier marina, Marker 1 Marina features 150 wet slips and over 350 High & Dry racks for boats up to 45 feet in length inside the storage facility and protected from the elements. Located less than fourty-five minutes from Downtown Tampa, and only five minutes from open water, Marker 1 Marina is truly your Gateway to the Gulf. Offering a fully stocked ships store, a new 52,000-pound Wiggins Marina Bull boat forklift and unparalleled customer service, Marker 1 Marina is where your boat belongs.
September 2018 UPDATE: Marker 1 Marina Announces Significant Expansion
The Wharf Marina
Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama
Truly a one-stop destination that has it all, including a great place to dock your boat! At The Wharf you can bike, boat, golf, fish, dance, swim, sun, go shopping, see a movie, catch a live concert, get a massage, enjoy a gourmet meal, work out, relax by the pool, float down the lazy river, dock your yacht, watch a sunset, walk the boardwalk, and discover more ways to have fun than you could ever imagine.
Carrabelle Boat ClubCarrabelle, Florida
www.carrabelleboatclub.com The ultimate marina experience.
More than mere storage, the Carrabelle Boat Club is a social outlet for individuals who share a common interest; boating and fishing. The beautiful Club House is exclusive to all members and their accompanied guests, offering a relaxing veranda with the best view in the region. With a bar, caterer's kitchen, fireplace and showers, the clubhouse is perfect for owners' use and private functions. It's a great place for members to stop for a refreshment before heading out on the water and provides a comfortable place to relax after a day on the boat. Now is the right time
to purchase your rack at the Carrabelle Boat Club. Contact Caden.
Pelican's Perch Marina and BoatyardPensacola, Florida
Located on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, Florida for almost 50 years, Pelican's Perch Marina & Boatyard provides "ONE STOP YACHT SERVICE" and is considered Pensacola's best weather protected marina & boatyard. The large repair yard boasts a brand new state of the art 50 TON Marine Travel lift complete with two-speed winches and remote control. The most advanced marine hoist in the area.
Lighthouse Marina and BoatyardPanama City Beach, Florida
Love to fish? Enjoy hanging around fishing boats? Then this is the marina where you'll feel right at home. Fun, comfortable like a pair of familiar deck shoes, Lighthouse Marina is known far and wide for its service, outstanding location, convenient fuel dock and friendly people.
Pirates Cove Marina Panama City Beach, Florida
Everything at Pirates Cove Marina is bigger than life—the boats, the people, the fork lift trucks, and especially the Mega Barn. The newest and largest storage facility on the Gulf Coast, this behemoth is capable of storing 450 of the latest in next-generation center consoles up to 50 feet in length. Cutting edge technology and the best in Southern hospitality make this the number one choice for secure dry boat storage and so much more on the Gulf Coast. Call Jim at (850) 625-2728
Past and Completed Projects
August 2009 - January 2018
Provided long-term stable management services for owner. Oversaw development of service department with full Yamaha factory certification and boat brokerage/sales department. Assisted with the creation and management of special events. Provided strategic planning and positioning for sale of property.
03/2017 - 11/2017
LaPrade's Marina is a historically significant operation located on Lake Burton in the mountains of Rabun County Georgia. The marina had changed ownership and was again on the market when Coastal Marina Management was asked to assume management of the operation. Respecting the importance of its history, while providing a quality experience focused on attention to detail, Coastal Marina Management assisted LaPrade's and the marina confidently stepped forward to its next chapter and new owner in late 2017.
Skull Creek Marina
Managed marina operations and Common Area during bank ownership transition. Worked on improving the infrastructure of the marina, along with revitalization projects for impending sale. This public marina features a number of top-shelf amenities including state of the art concrete floating docks, dockage for vessels up to 200 feet in length, 24-hour privacy and security, a fuel dock, and immediate access to deep water. Skull Creek Marina is located inside the beautiful Hilton Head Plantation, and within driving range of the Savannah/Hilton Head airport.
In August 2012, Coastal Marina Management was awarded the management assignment for Romar Harbor Marina. The project included responsibility for strategic planning, marketing and day-to-day operations of the facility until the facility sold in October of that same year.
North Light Yacht Club and Marina
Worked with developer on conception, design and construction of state of the art Dry Storage Yacht Club and Marina in Destin, Florida. Developed cutting edge weather Smart board and customer tracking system. Built management systems and controls. Awarded Clean Marina status in 2009.
Port St. Joe Marina
Developed operating guidelines and management policies and oversaw day to day operations of wet and dry marina, ships store and concessions.
Bay Point Marina
Managed marina during aggressive growth from 29 slips through four expansions to present capacity of 180 slips. Developed plans for construction and provided oversight of expansion process. Organized Clean Marina Certification (second facility in State of Florida). Rebuilt facility from Hurricane damage and dredged entire facility three times.
Bay Point Invitational Billfish Tournament
Envisioned nationally renowned tournament in 1984 and managed with Bill Spann throughout its duration until Bill's retirement in 2005. First event of its kind on the Gulf Coast in terms of large high stakes modern Billfish Tournaments. Televised live on CSS sports 5 years in a row. Holds State record for the two heaviest Blue Marlin caught in Florida.
Panama City Beach Sportfish Classic
The Panama City Beach Sportfish Classic fishing tournament was held each September in Panama City Beach, Florida. A favorite for many Gulf Coast anglers, the tournament was hosted by Lighthouse Marina, managed by Coastal Marina Management, and featured a guaranteed purse of $100,000.