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Stay up to date on Sadler Point Marina news. We’re a full service boatyard featuring both covered and uncovered slips and a dry storage facility. You can also follow the Sadler Point Facebook Page.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 8/30/2022

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Our office and boatyard will be closing at noon Thursday, December 24th for the Holidays. We will reopen on January 4th, ready to get the new year started off right. It’s been a wild ride this year, we greatly appreciate all of our loyal and patient customers who worked with us as we did the best… more »

WELCOME TO CAREFREE BOAT CLUB! 8/29/2022

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We’re proud to announce that Carefree Boat Club has chosen our last remaining retail space as the new home for their west Jacksonville location! Their office is nestled up front between The Loop and Synergy Studios. They started with 3 slips on August 1st and have already added a 4th boat to the… more »

YAMAHA EXTENDED WARRANTY SALES EVENT EXPIRES NOV 26TH, 2019! 11/12/2019

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Only a few weeks left to take advantage of Yamaha’s latest extended warranty sales event! This enables you to stack up to SIX YEARS of total warranty coverage on your new… more »

WORLDS LARGEST OUTDOOR COCKTAIL PARTY 10/30/2019

Florida Georgia is upon us! Are you going? Taking your boat? Let us know if we can help before or after the big weekend.

Here’s the official website from the… more »

HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR THE COX-MORGAN FAMILY ON GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS 9/11/2019

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Sadler Point Marine Center will be working with St. Marks Episcopal Day School by serving as a collection point for a donation drive benefiting the Cox-Morgan family on Grand Bahama Island. All items collected at Sadler… more »

LAST CHANCE FOR FREE EXTENDED WARRANTY! 8/26/2019

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This is the last week to take advantage of Yamaha’s Power the Summer Sales Event! Basically, purchase any of our in-stock Kencraft, Challenger, or Bay Series new boats and you can stack an additional 2 years of extended warranty for a total of 5 years of coverage on your new Yamaha Engine at no… more »

IT’S HURRICANE SEASON AGAIN! 7/23/2019

We know you’ve heard this before BUT, with the peak of hurricane season just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you have a plan in place. As a part of that effort, we have maintained a Hurricane Haulout List for many years that helps us prioritize the limited space we have available… more »

FEC BRIDGE CLOSURE FEBRUARY 2019 2/15/2019

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, Florida.

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JANUARY YAMAHA SERVICE SPECIAL 1/3/2019

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Act now to save time and money!

Through the end of January 2019, we are offering a 10% labor discount on all 20, 100, Annual, 500, and 1000 hour Yamaha Service Packages! Don’t wait until the Spring rush to realize your engine needs service.

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FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE RESTRICTIONS FOR MARCH OF 2018 2/23/2018

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The following is posted to the Local Notice to Mariners:

FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVERmore »

SOUNDS LIKE OUR CHIP 2/15/2018

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There’s a great article by Capt. Bill Pike about the wonderful communities that develop along the waterfront in the back of Power and Motoryacht’s March issue. Funny though, it kind of reminds us of a guy we know…pick up a copy and check it out. Let us know what you think.

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ORTEGA RIVER BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS WILL NOT IMPACT MARINE TRAFFIC 2/7/2018

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Work will begin soon on the Ortega River Bridge. The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic but is not expected to impede marine uses. More info is available at Jacksonville.com.

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FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE JANUARY 2018 1/18/2018

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EDIT 10:58 AM: The bridge is now operating as usual. Cold temperatures are suspected of causing hydraulic problems that are reportedly still being addressed.

As of about 4 AM on January 18th 2018, the FEC Railroad bridge at downtown Jacksonville is “stuck” in the down position according… more »

JACKSONVILLE BOAT SHOW 1/18/2018

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Come see us this January 26-28, 2018 at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center for the Jacksonville Boat Show hosted by the Jacksonville Marine Association!

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MAIN STREET BRIDGE CLOSURE IN NOVEMBER 2017 11/2/2017

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From Captain Jim Suber, City of Jacksonville Waterways Coordinator / Dock Master:

“Be advised that per the United States Coast Guard the Jacksonville Main Street Bridge will be in the down closed position on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 5:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. FDOT has requested this time… more »

PONTE VEDRA BOAT SHOW 10/18/2017

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Join us for the first annual Ponte Vedra Boat Show this weekend October 20-22, 2017! This show has been organized by the Jacksonville Marine Association to enable local dealers to market deeply discounted older models and show off brand-new 2018 inventory. Don’t miss this opportunity to find a new… more »

FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA 9/14/2017

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The following notice is from the US Coast Guard:

“The Captain of the Port Jacksonville advises all mariners that the FEC Railroad Bridge on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, FL is undergoing emergency repairs due to hurricane Irma. Starting at 6:00 p.m. September 13th, 2017, the… more »

CCA FLORIDA BBQ AND AUCTION 5/24/2017

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While we’ve had the honor of hosting this event in years past, we’re also super stoked to support this year’s event at Intuition Brewery’s new facility downtown! If you haven’t been there before, it’s brand new, and spacious and the quality and variety of beer choices are just what you’d… more »

BOAT-IN MOVIE OPPORTUNITY 3/16/2017

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Join our friends at Freedom Boat Club for a FREE movie night on the water at Metro Park Marina next month, April 8th! They’ll be showing “Pirates of the Caribbean” starting at 8:30 PM, first come first serve.

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ACTIVATE THE RIVER! 3/16/2017

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Get out on the St. Johns River this weekend!

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ORTEGA RIVER CSX RAILROAD BRIDGE CLOSURES 2/20/2017

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The next few weeks will see continued, intermittent closures with our closest railroad bridge. This will have little or no impact to our customers approaching from the East, except for those looking to refuel with one of our neighboring facilities. Boaters trying to leave the Ortega River from anywhere… more »

FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE - GOOD NEWS! 2/10/2017

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Good news! As of 9:30 this morning a call to the FEC Railroad Bridge at Downtown Jacksonville confirms that they are back in operation earlier than they expected. They are testing the repairs out today and are able to let maritime traffic through. Hail them on VHF channel 9 for further information.… more »

MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN RE: DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE 12/29/2016

MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN (MSIB) 094-16
DECEMBER 20, 2016

PRECAUTION AREA
ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

Superior Construction will be conducting demolition and construction operations on the wharf structures located approximately 1,500 feet east of the Main Street… more »

BUSY TIME AT THE BOATYARD! 10/10/2016

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We were very fortunate not to have sustained any damage during Hurricane Mathew. It has allowed us to be in an ideal position to help others who were not so fortunate. We are already receiving requests for help from customers whose boats were damaged in the storm, and now need to make space in our… more »

THE AFTERMATH…GOOD NEWS! 10/8/2016

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All is well at Sadler Point! We never lost power and haven’t found any boats with major damage. We were prepared for significant storm surge that just didn’t happen. We are feeling blessed.

Several of our crew members stayed on through the worst of Hurricane Mathew checking lines and boat… more »

HURRICANE MATHEW 10/4/2016

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As of 8 AM Tuesday, October 14th, Hurricane Mathew’s cone of uncertainty places us squarely in the potential path of impact. The weather we experience will greatly depend on the ultimate path Mathew chooses and our best guess at this point is that we are unlikely to see very dramatic weather. That… more »

FREE HAULOUT WITH WET SLIP AGREEMENT! 7/21/2016

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Is the Summer sun making it uncomfortable to spend time on your boat? We currently have four covered slips available that we’d like to fill. They vary in location and dimension so call our office and speak to Cindy if interested. We’ve also decided to offer a FREE HAULOUT AND PRESSURE WASH (Valued… more »

CCA FLORIDA EVENT THURSDAY MAY 5TH, 2016 5/5/2016

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This Thursday – We will host a barbecue to support Coastal Conservation Association.

Mission – The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the… more »

DUCKS UNLIMITED GREENWING EVENT THIS WEEKEND 4/18/2016

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The Jacksonville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting a Greenwing Event for kids on April 23, 2016. The event will seek to promote knowledge of waterfowl ecology and outdoor safety and feature a wood duck box building event. Guest speakers from the St. Johns River Water… more »

JOIN THE SAVE THE ST. JOHNS TOUR TEAM AS WE TRAVEL THROUGH DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE! 3/29/2016

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The St. Johns Riverkeeper will be traveling through Downtown Jacksonville this Saturday morning after the Big Party at Sadler Point Friday night.

Boaters are encouraged to… more »

FEC BRIDGE CLOSURE IN EARLY APRIL 2016 3/29/2016

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From City of Jacksonville Dockmaster Jim Suber’s office:
FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER – JACKSONVILLE – FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE: Bridge Closure.
Due to repairs, the FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River in Jacksonville, FL will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00… more »

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: SADLER POINT IS NOW FLORIDA’S FIRST AND ONLY KENCRAFT BOATS DEALER! 3/23/2016

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We are really proud to announce that we have recently signed on as Florida’s first Kencraft Boats Dealer. Kencraft Boats is a family owned manufacturer of 18’ to 24’ center and dual consoles, bayboats and skiffs. They build a first class, quality product that is competitively priced. Every hull… more »

NEW AND IMPROVED VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM 3/11/2016

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You may not have noticed, but we have recently completed the installation of a new security camera system throughout our campus. The new equipment is a vast improvement over our old system with better image quality in particular. It’s just another example of our continuous efforts to improve our… more »

RIVER SERVICE DAY: LOOKING FOR MICROPLASTICS IN THE ST. JOHNS 1/28/2016

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January 30th 2016 at Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute

River Service Saturdays are an opportunity for teens to volunteer their time while supporting the health of our local environment.

Microplastics… more »

FEC BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE 10/22/2015

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The Florida East Coast Railroad bridge near downtown Jacksonville is causing problems again for local and visiting boaters. According to Jim Suber, Waterways Coordinator for the City of Jacksonville, FEC has permission from the US Coast Guard to close the bridge in the down position for a full week… more »

FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT THIS SATURDAY 9/18/2015

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Looking for something to do on the water this weekend? Visit the Riverside Arts Market this Saturday from 10-4 for a day of family fun in support of Angels for Allison. The festivities will include live music, artwork from local artists, special vendors, creative crafts for children, fabulous food,… more »

RAISE A RUCKUS AT RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET THIS SATURDAY! 8/28/2015

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St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market are partnering to host the third annual River Ruckus to raise a ruckus for the river. River Ruckus is a family festival that shows Jacksonville our River is more than a scenic view. It is a recreational asset to this city… more »

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: FLORIDA’S WATER IN THE ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN 8/20/2015

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Come join MOSH and St. Johns Riverkeeper for an interactive and interesting look at the Past, Present and Future of the water flowing through our region. Adult programming includes dynamic presentations from scientists and… more »

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY -  SEPTEMBER 19TH 8/20/2015

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In conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy , St. Johns Riverkeeper… more »

CCA FLORIDA BBQ AND AUCTION MAY 14TH 4/28/2015

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sadler Point is proud to host CCA Jacksonville for… more »

20TH ANNUAL ST. JOHNS RIVER CLEANUP 2/4/2015

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The 20th annual St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration presented by the City of Jacksonville Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as Jacksonville’s kick-off event for the Florida Great American Cleanup. Nearly 50 sites can be… more »

68TH ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE BOAT SHOW 1/21/2015

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Get ready for boatshow season in Jacksonville by planning to attend the 68th annual Jacksonville Boatshow at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. We’ll be there along with many other dealers, 9 food trucks, various fishing seminars and much more

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IMPROVED RECYCLING CAPACITY 10/13/2014

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We have recently contracted with Republic Services to upgrade our recycling efforts. Starting this month you’ll notice a new dumpster in our parking lot. We’ll be adding several new blue cans with lids around the yard as well. The idea is to segregate recyclables from our trash. We’ll continue… more »

KOHLER RECALL NOTICE 10/2/2014

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Kohler Power Systems has issued a recall on some gasoline powered marine generators shipped prior to September 30, 2013 to include US models 5EKD, 7.5EKD and 10EKD. In connection with this, Kohler has issued Service Bulletin SB-737… more »

FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE 9/9/2014

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The FEC Railroad Bridge in downtown Jacksonville is currently locked in the down position. We will post more information below as we get it. You can also call the bridge on VHFmore »

WATERTAXIGATE 9/7/2014

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The second of two new water taxis has finally arrived at our yard. They are now both blocked “on the hard” pending the final negotiations surrounding their ownership, who’s going to operate them and the requisite Coast Guard inspections. We’re proud to be playing a… more »

CALL IN SICK! 5/13/2014

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Save the date! Jacksonville Marine Association is hosting Jacksonville’s first “Skip Day” on June 6th at Bayard Point. Bayard… more »

ORTEGA RIVER CHANNEL MARKERS 4/4/2014

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The City of Jacksonville has begun installing new channel marker buoys at the Ortega River from the St. Johns River to the intersection of Cedar Creek. The installation should be complete by Saturday 4/5/14.

This is the first step toward setting up designated mooring areas in our area. Vessels… more »

WATER BLUES GREEN SOLUTIONS 4/2/2014

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On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, US Green Building Council (USGBC) North Florida, WJCT, St. Johns Riverkeeper, and the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board are… more »

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING DOCKING RULES ON JACKSONVILLE’S NORTHBANK 4/1/2014

March 26, 2014
1:35 PM

Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that Council Members Jim Love and Don Redman, along with representative(s) of the Office of General Council, and other interested parties will hold a public meeting to discuss rules concerning docking and dock spaces on Jacksonville’s… more »

ST. JOHNS RIVER CLEANUP AND CELEBRATION 3/19/2014

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This weekend marks the green-it-up/st-johns-river-cleanup-complete-site-list.aspx”>cleanup… more »

FREE HAULOUT WITH YAMAHA ENGINE SERVICE 1/22/2014

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Does your Yamaha outboard engine need service? Keep it on a lift? Maybe you don’t have a trailer? Bring your boat to Sadler Point for a free haulout in conjunction with any regular maintenance or repairs. This represents a savings of up to $10.50 per foot! Offer good through February 28th, 2014.… more »

FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE REPAIR SCHEDULE 9/7/2013

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Due to a mechanical failure, the FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida has been placed on a limited opening schedule. This bridge will remain open to navigation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,… more »

FREE STORAGE SPECIAL 2/26/2013

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For a limited time, we’re offering one-month of free wet storage to new customers who sign up for at least six months. We have both covered and uncovered slips available. Our slips are conveniently located east of the CSX railroad bridge, eliminating the hassle of waiting for train crossings when… more »

SPRING NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET 2/22/2013

Join us and Sailors Exchange March 9, 2013 from 8AM to 2PM for the original Jacksonville Marina Mile Nautical Flea Market. Reserve your selling space now for only $20 per table. Proceeds to benefit youth sailing at the more »

COAST GUARD MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN 04-12 (UPDATE 2) 1/7/2013

The US Coast Guard has requested captains transiting the JAXPORT Berth 31 area in the vicinity of Blount Island to use extra caution and pay close attention to their wake. The contractors working there are using low freeboard vessels. The project is expected to wrap up in February.

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2012 CHRISTMAS PARTY 12/14/2012

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Join us this Tuesday, December 18th for a Christmas get-together as we celebrate the end of another great year. We’ll have oysters, beer, burgers, and live music. See you there!

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40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR THE CLEAN WATER ACT 10/10/2012

We’re proud to host St. Johns Riverkeeper’s 40th Birthday Party for the Clean Water Act:

Our waterways started flowing differently in 1972. Oil spills, river fires, and toxic waste put a national spotlight on water pollution, allowing Congress… more »

CELEBRATE NATIONAL MARINA DAY WITH US ON JUNE 9TH, 2012 6/7/2012

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In 1928, the word “marina” was used for the first time by the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers to define a recreational-boating facility. Ever since then, marinas have been an integral part of not only American recreation but also American life. We… more »

SESQUIQUADRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1562-2012 3/29/2012

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Jacksonville will commemorate our Sesquiquadricentennial on May 1, 2012. As a part of the celebration, the French Navy is sending two tall sailing ships to Mayport and Jacksonville: the Etoile and the Belle Poule. They will depart Mayport Monday April 30th and sail up the… more »

BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATES 12/16/2011

FEC Railroad Bridge

The FEC bridge in downtown Jacksonville is currently operating normally. However, FEC asked the USCG for another closure beginning in mid-January for continued repairs. After reviewing the original request and considering public input, USCG has authorized the following amended… more »

ORTEGA RIVER BRIDGE REPAIR UPDATE 10/13/2011

We mentioned the following in our October Newsletter:

“We’ve learned from FDOT that beginning next week the South side of the Ortega River Bridge will be lowered and locked in the down position for one month. Then the South side will be raised and the North side will be lowered and locked… more »

ORTEGA RIVER CSX RAILROAD BRIDGE DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 8/19/2011

We just been informed that the Ortega River Railroad Bridge is locked in the down position until further notice. The bridge tender told a customer of ours this morning that they hoped to have the parts needed to fix it this afternoon sometime.

8/19/11-2:50 PM – UPDATE: We just called the bridge… more »

ORTEGA RIVER BRIDGE REPAIR SCHEDULE 8/4/2011

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The next few months will represent a challenge for area boaters. While most folks know about the impending bridge closure from the perspective of vehicular traffic, there will also be restrictions for marine traffic associated with the ongoing repairs. From what we understand, the following is the… more »

PETTIT PAINT REBATE OFFER 3/29/2011

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Take advantage of Pettit Paints Rebate Program to receive up to $40 in rebate cash on many of their top of the line antifouling paints. Our already low bottom paint prices make this offer too good to pass up. This program expires 5/31/2011. Schedule your haulout today!

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RIVER DAY AT RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET 3/10/2011

The new floating dock is officially open for business at the Riverside Arts Market. Take your boat up this Saturday March 12th for great music, food, crafts and locally grown veggies. This Saturday is also River Day so there will… more »

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS RE: FEC RAILROAD BRIDGE 2/15/2011

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Work is underway on the Florida East Coast Railway Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville:

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS:
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ORTEGA RIVER NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET - NOVEMBER 12, 2011 10/6/2010

Bring your Treasure! Sadler Point Marine Center and Pier 17 present the annual Ortega River Nautical Flea Market Saturday November 12th 2011 from 7AM to 1PM. This years Flea Market promises to be better than ever! In addition to the opportunity for our boating community to… more »

WE’RE HURRICANE READY! 7/7/2010

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We have installed large anchors in the concrete slab around our facility in preparation for hurricane season. They will enable us to better secure vessels blocked up in advance of tropical weather.

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NEW ECOQUIP SPECIALIZED BLASTING 7/7/2010

We have recently purchased specialized blasting equipment from Ecoquip. EcoQuip has the unique ability to remove and clean vessels without damage to the protective gel-coating over the fiberglass. Talk to us today about how EcoQuip… more »