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Simply Marinas

A Service of Ash Property Group
A. Michelle Ash, MBA, Ph.D.

Gilberts Resort & Marina, Key Largo, FL


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We are thrilled to announce another sale: Simply Marinas just brokered the successful sale of Gilberts Resort & Marina, Key Largo, FL to our Exclusive Buyer! It’s a famous destination spot with 38 slips, 38 hotel rooms, restaurant and tiki bar on 4 fee simple acres. Simply Marinas facilitated the financing of the purchase as well. Listed for $12.9mm/Sold for $11.2mm in 30 days! This is the fourth waterfront sale by Simply Marinas in 2014. We specialize in the disposition of marinas and waterfront hotels and restaurants. We represent a large number of local and international buyers exclusively. Simply Marinas had 16 marina and waterfront transactions recently.


Fort Pierce Marina, Apartments, and Commercial Site. Price: $3,600,000

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1004 – 1010 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL




  •  Deep Water Protected Direct Ocean Access Marina with Multi-family Component
  • Approximately 1.43 Gross Acres – 210 feet of Water Frontage along Fort Pierce Inlet
  • 39 Income Producing Boat Slips; 13 Income Producing Multi- Family Units; 5,000-sq. ft. Owner’s Residence w/Pool
  • Riparian Rights for possible expansion of approximately 44 Boat Dock Slips
  • Significant Upside for Restored Occupancy
  • Total of Five Income-Producing Business Units: Marina | Multi-Family | Restaurant | Gas Station | Convenience Store
  • Future Opportunity for Mixed-Use Waterfront Development

There is significant upside for new ownership for a long term opportunity for future development into an institutional class, mixed-use waterfront development while realizing income from multiple income sources. With Intracoastal frontage and direct access to Hutchinson Island and the Indian River Lagoon, world-class fishing, white powder beaches, and truly resort style yachting, this investment is unique and offers diversified income sources.

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Lankford Bay Marina, Maryland. Ideal Site to Add RV Park. $2.1mm


The marina offers deep water sailing on the scenic Chester River and easy access to the slips in the protected marina.

It’s located on 10.2 acres+/- (6.2 fee-simple submerged) with 106 wet Slips+ 125 dry storage unit, and 23 Moorings.

The site includes: Ships’ store and general office building, mechanic’s shop with 40 Ton Travel Lift, pool, pump-out facilities with diesel and gas pumps, dingy storage, picnic areas with grilles and tables, laundry facilities, kids play area and 100 Seat pavilion, winter storage for boats and bathhouse as well as two boat sheds for indoor maintenance.

Lankford Bay Marina has been voted one of Chesapeake Bay’s 10 best marinas by Chesapeake Bay Magazine readers multiple times.

Surrounding properties available for sale include owner’s residence (not included in this package)

The owners of over 50 years are retiring. There is tremendous room for an upside with a new aggressive and innovative ownership! The site is ideal for adding an RV Park. The business has been based on word of mouth and is family run. The marina has great service with abundant amenities including pool, showers, pavilion for events, automated pump-out station, a free shuttle bus service and bicycle use for customers. Out of the total 4 acres of uplands. the site utilizes around 3 acres for dry storage and repairs. At least two acres can be used for a dry rack facility or a residential component/RV Park. The site can be ideal for boat brokerage and for adding a bar/restaurant.

Simply Marinas in partnership with Local Listing Broker:

Christopher Burnham, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate and Investment Services

7200 Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 1101 Bethesda, MD 20814

(202) 536-3728 Direct (410) 458-3052 Cell


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Starved Rock Marina, Ottawa, IL. $1,500,000













100 dry storage spaces with in and out launch services(total 37,150sf indoor storage space); 230 wet slips with electric and fresh water connection on  41 acres (21 acres land & 20 acres harbor)

Full service marina services including boat sales, boat brokerage sales, boat & engine repairs, parts sales, winterizing & shrink-wrapping, bottom cleaning, bottom painting

35 & 25 ton travel lifts, hydraulic yard trailer, 37’ work boat, 2-pickup trucks, 3-tractors, IH bucket truck

2-well facilities, 2-water filtering systems, 2-septic facilities

Holding tank pump-out system

Fuel dock, 4,000 gal gasoline tank with 4-dispensers, 2,000 gal diesel tank with 1-dispenser

Computer fuel monitoring system

10,300sf main building, three covered boat storage buildings (10,650sf, 20,000sf, and 6,500sf), 9,600sf restaurant building currently leased to an outside operator. All buildings are well-maintained and in good condition.

3 additional businesses on the property with an established history

Fee based public access launch ramp

Great Opportunity to Create Added Value

A new owner can benefit from adding few amenities to realize a higher value and upside such as: a swimming pool and patio near the river west of the restaurant building, a small water park features for kids, in and out rack storage service for runabouts, outside patio bar at the waterfront next to the restaurant building, additional floating villas for purchase. The following activities can be added as well: Arranging for a tour bus stop at the marina with Starved Rock Lodge with a layover promotion and providing a river tour boat at the marina with possible food & bar service.


Located approximately 1 ½ hours from major cities north (Rockford), south (Peoria, Bloomington), east (Chicago & Suburbs), West(Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf) on the most scenic section of the Illinois River, directly across the river from Starved Rock State Park & Lodge (largest state park in Illinois). 2- additional state parks within 2 to 5 miles away many dining, lodging, historical, and recreational attractions nearby. Some of the additional activities available in our area are: White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Biking & Hiking trails and championship 18 Hole Golf Course within 5 miles.

Simply Marinas in Partnership with Local Broker, Colliers International:

Anne Dempsey ,Vice President | Dir    +1 847 698 8269 | Mob +1 847 989 8359 Main +1 847 698 8444

6250 N. River Road

Suite 11-100

Rosemont, IL 60018


Lucerne Valley Marina, Manila, Utah



Listing in partnership with Equity Brokerage Services


5570 E. Lucerne Valley Road, Manila, UT 84046

PRICE: $3,400,000


Lucerne Marina is a very successful cashflowing full service marina and is  the largest of all three marinas in the area. It is centrally located on Flaming Gorge. It has 188 slips in addition to 38 of which are overnight on the fuel dock, and a dry storage yard that holds 300 boats/RV’s. The marina has an average 80% occupancy. Slip sizes vary from 26’ in dry storage to 28-30’ on the slips

The marina has strong cashflow as the larger boats moor and service their boats at the marina. It has 30 miles to the South which leads to the dam through the beautiful canyons.  To the North of the marina is 61 miles of high desert terrain and some of the best fishing.  The trophy Lake Trout are right out of its backdoor in the Linwood Bay area and Antelope Bay.

The site sits on 80 acres and is under a 30 year permit with the USFS which will be up for renewal in 2041. The Owners  are planning to negotiating adding some of the water portion to obtain the higher peninsula above the owner’s house. Lucerne
Campground – a USFS campground is located next to the Marina.

The marina rents waterfront cabins which are like a floating condominium.  From mid-June to Labor Day weekend there is a 90-95% occupancy rate on them.  The houseboats in July and August are 100% booked out.  Upgrading the houseboats or purchasing newer boats would add value to the rentals.

Income sources

The marina has the following 3 main revenue sources: mooring (seasonal and overnight), fuel & oil sales, and boat rentals which include houseboat, cabin rentals and small boat rentals such as ski, fishing and patio boats.

The dry storage yard holds 300 boats/RV’s.  Summer storage is $1.75 per foot per month, winter storage is $22-40 per month depending on size.

 There are two gas tanks that are 8000 and 6000 gallons.  They are above ground fuel tanks that are connected and enclosed in a fenced in area.  There is an outside pump on land for corporate use only but could be upgraded to sell fuel on land.

 The marina also winterizes and shrink wraps a large number of boats not only from the marina dry slips but also from other marinas and nearby towns.

 In addition, there are two convenience stores ; one at the dock and a larger one on land.  These two stores sell beer, pop, groceries, tackle, souvenirs, boat parts, oils, accessories, ice cream, and ice, UT & WYO fishing licenses and Federal Use passes.

The marina has a small shop that during the season easily employs 3 mechanics.

There is a 28’ Wells Cargo trailer that was customized to hold the Lucerne Lakeside Grill – this is open from mid-May to Labor Day weekend and features burgers, salads, fish tacos, breakfasts and weekly specials.

The Opportunity

The Master plan includes value added suggestions.  This includes the proposed RV park and the South Side attenuator that will have transient slips as well as seasonal larger slips. Adding more houseboats and cabins on the water would also add immediate revenue.  A ski/fishing combo type boat(s) also are immediate revenue boosters which  will be implemented in the 2015 season.  Constructing a marine repair shop and employing Merc certified mechanics with Mercury line would generate an immediate boost in income.  This marina has the land for development and the direct Salt Lake City access being central on the Flaming Gorge.

Lucerne Marina has a consistent water source and upgraded sewer ponds.  The owners have continually rebuilt the dock mains and slips on a scheduled basis,  are extremely customer service oriented from the store clerks to housekeeping to dockhands to management.

The marina has private docks (4 systems) with single finger slips with a power source and access to water for each boat.  The marina has the quickest access to the Wasatch front which includes SLC and the Provo area. It is five hours from Denver, CO.  The Flaming Gorge Yacht Club is also an active boating club that promotes unity in the area and also helps on events & projects.  The staff are local and  have been there for a long. They know the individual boaters’ needs very well.  The marina has very little turnover on our docks.  There is a a waiting list for boats over 31’. The marina has the nicest rental boats that are allowed to go anywhere on the lake. It is under permit with Ashley National Forest.

All of the above makes this acquisition a competitive and viable investment.








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Sardis Lake Marina, Sardis, MS. Sold


 Simply Marinas and Colliers International Colisting


30117 Blackjack Road, Sardis, MS 38666




  • 148 slips with permits for an additional 400. An agreement in place with the City and the Army Corps of Engineers allows for additional slips to be added as demand warrants
  • The marina has floating docks with wood decks, fuel dock, electrical service, water service, sanitary pumps, and wenches.
  • 10,000 acres in leasehold with 25 years left and another 25 year option
  • 2 buildings — 3,200 sq ft multi-use building and 575 sq ft maintenance garage
  • The Boardwalk/marginal was built to accommodate addition of future piers with electric transformers and plumbing in place
  • Year built: 2003 Fuel Dock with 10,000 gallon above ground tank
  • Primary marina in the region Owner financing with 20% down at market rates with the right terms and conditions
  • Accomplished and qualified owner can assist with development and management 100% occupancy with a waiting list and ready for expansion


Taylor Creek Marina, Florida. $13,000,000

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1600 N 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, FL




  • Great cashflow and return!
  • Full service marina and the biggest dry storage facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast located on 6.3 acres
  • 600 dry boat spaces up to 35 ft. and 10 wet slips
  • Full service repairs and maintenance facility with two customer work areas
  • Ship store and fuel sales with an over-ground tank
  • The owner had planned to add a 4,000Sf waterfront bar and grill
  • Four buildings: three-story 51,000sf boat storage building; three-story 30,000sf storage building;
  • 3,500sf retail sales building; and a 6,400sf service building
  • Significant upside due to its location, competitive edge in the dry storage market, and the full arena of marina services it offers
  • The marina slips were condoed to sell them as dockominums at one point; however no sales took place
  • Five minutes from the inlet
  • Draws boaters from Miami to Orlando Markets
  • Used to have major boat sales business before the turn of the economy which is coming back








State Dock Marina and Wolf Creek Marina

State Dock Marina 

Co-listing of Simply Marinas and Commercial Kentucky, Inc.

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On Lake Cumberland in central Kentucky



Owner may consider selling alone for $37,000,000


State Dock is the most dominant marina on Lake Cumberland for houseboat renters because of the excellent amenity package and superior customer service offered. Located next to the Lake Cumberland Resort State Park, the State Dock Marina offers their boating customers the best available houseboats, pontoon boats and ski boats on the lake, as well as an amenity package inside Lake Cumberland State Resort Park that includes disc golf, mini golf, horseback riding and an excellent full-service restaurant inside the beautiful Lure Lodge. Guests at the Lake Cumberland Resort Park, provide a steady flow of transient slip renters, boat rentals, and ship store sales for State Dock Marina.

• (57) houseboats for rental

• (2) Party Barges for rental

• (25) pontoon boats for rental

• (9) fishing boats for rental

• (5) new ski boats for rental

• (491) private rental slips and (84) houseboat slips. Slips are Atlantic Mecco docks which are galvanized metal frames with encapsulated foam flotation, concrete walkways and stainless steel anchored cables. The main walkways are 12’ wide.

• Fully stocked 7,500 SF general store, which is the largest ship store on the lake

• 700 SF restaurant building with an outdoor dining area

• Restaurant equipped with a grill, (2) fryers, pizza oven, walk-in freezer/refrigerator

• Shoreline lease until 2035 on percentage of sales

• Significant capital improvements over the last five years

• Expansive tool room utilized for inventory of parts and supplies, attached to mechanic’s room for storage of tools and rebuilding engines and generators

• Boat part sales counter

• (64) infra-red security camera system

• 1,368 SF commercial laundry facility

• Exercise room for slip customers

• Bathroom facility with tile flooring and six private shower rooms for slip customers

• State Dock owns and operates Elite Boat Sales, a full-service brokerage for houseboats, cruisers and other watercraft

• Water Taxi for luggage and bell hops to assist slip customers

• (2) floating garbage barges and a garbage compactor

• Large steel barge with hydraulic winch and hydraulic boom

• Welding barge (allows mobile repair of rental boats)

• Oil change barge

• Battery barge (for storage and charging of batteries)

• Propane barge (for delivery of propane and storage of cylinders)

• (13) fuel piers with new BP card reader dispensers – all fuel piers were replaced in 2006

• All (13) fuel piers are equipped with pump-out facilities with two pumps

• State Dock’s head dock is the largest on Lake Cumberland and includes 17,000 SF of buildings

• The largest hydro boat lift of any inland lake was built at State Dock in 2011 and is used for repairs to the rental fleet and is rented on a fee basis for private boats

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On Lake Cumberland in Central Kentucky


Wolf Creek Marina is well-located on Lake Cumberland in central Kentucky. Wolf Creek is located between the busy marinas of State Dock, Jamestown and Conley Bottom. Wolf Creek provides a laid-back and secure feel for its boating slip rental customers. This very scenic location has one of the most popular dining spots on the lake, FISHTALES, providing boating customers an excellent venue to which they can cruise for some of the best food available on Lake Cumberland. Offering some of the most unique scenic views and deep, beautiful water on the lake, Wolf Creek Marina’s recent renovations have made this a most desirable vacation venue.

Wolf Creek is undergoing a shift of the slip allocation and offers one of the largest growth potentials for slip rental on Lake Cumberland. Wolf Creek Marina’s currently occupancy rate is 70%, which is up from last year. The slips are in the process of being upgraded with 12’ wide main walkways and concrete or composite decking. Slip rental customers can find the quality amenities available that include exclusive bathroom and tiled showers, an exercise room equipped with cardio equipment and weight machines, (2) grades of fuel through easy access fuel docks, a waste pump-out station, shuttle service from parking areas to the dock, and dock attendants to assist all boaters. These full-service amenities create an environment and customer base that have produced long-term dock rentals, as well as rental boats, and a growing client base that has repeatedly returned to Lake Cumberland for summertime and full-year vacations for the last twenty years.

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Desoto Marina and Nav-A-Gator Grill | Cottages | Owner’s Residence | Arcadia, FL

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9700 SW Riverview Cir | Arcadia, FL 34269


$1,850,000 for the Marina and Restaurant on 3 acres+/-.

Three rental cottages and owner’s home/rental are available (not included in this price).

Owners to lease few slips for boat rental business with a long term lease.


A tremendous opportunity to own this Turn key very successful business established over 20 years ago by retiring owners. It is situated on 3 acres of the beautiful Peace River near Port Charlotte Florida. This going concern Trademarked business includes: 40 slip marina in feesimple with 500 gallon fuel dock with newly renovated docks with electric and water; 90 seat restaurant fully equipped with all facilities/cooking appliances and a full Bar with 7 COP liquor license; 3 Rental Cottages–one about 1100sf, the other two are part of a duplex with about 400sf each, fully furnished and rented by the weekend, weekly, monthly, or seasonal; the resident/owner house is 1500sf +/- with a garage and a boat house as well as storage buildings which could also be used as a waterfront rental unit; gift shop; river boat tour business and canoe/kayak rental; and museum with all memorabilia included. The asset also includes a Tiki hut, outdoor stage for concerts Voted best “Trop Rock” venue in the US, seaplane dock where they land to eat a bite, and a public boat ramp. The site offers private parties, excellent boating and tournament fishing for bass, snook, redfish and tarpon. This is a very strong cash flowing going concern hospitality business. The ship store has marina parts, bait, tackle, ice etc. Take out food is available from the Nav-A-Gator as well. There is much memorabilia in the restaurant as well as the museum and all is included. The popularity of the restaurant over the last 19 years has made it an entertainment landmark.

The property consists of three sections. The first section is a group of 6 residential lots, current use is a parking lot, vacant land, two rental structures (3units) and garage storage structure. The second section is 7 lots where the marina docks exist with 40 slips. The restaurant and other associated structures are on this section. The third is 4 lots on the tip of the island.

There is great upside. Hours of the restaurant at present are 11am to about 8pm. A new owner may opt to increase the hours to include breakfast and/or a later night crowd to boost the already strong income. The owners have been there for 20 years and they are retiring. The Nav-A-Gator is known for Trop-Rock music and has been voted the #1 live music venue in the United States. It has a recognized name brand which is trade-marked on our specialty items such as shirts, coozies and gift items.

The site has direct access to the Peace River, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Situated within near a 2,000 acre nature preserve which provide hiking, camping, and equestrian activities.


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Marina Point Harbor: Marina Sold. Uplands under contract

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The property is located in the eastern portion of the City of Daytona Beach, just west of the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood consists of those areas lying south of Ormond Beach, east of Interstate 95, north of New Smyrna Beach, and west of the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood has very good access to all areas of Daytona Beach and the nearby communities of Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona, and Port Orange.




Simply Marinas is pleased to offer the opportunity to acquire the iconic Marina Point Harbor and Downtown Riverfront Development Site. Located on the western bank of the Intracoastal, overlooking one of the east coast’s safest storm harbors and within downtown Daytona Beach’s Historic “Riverfront Park” redevelopment area, Marina Point Harbor allows a developer to capitalize on the rare opportunity to develop a waterfront location steps away from an area that has been committed approximately $75 million in public capital to re-invigorate the city’s historic riverfront promenade.


The site which included additional parcels (marina and restaurant ground lease) was purchased in 2006 for residential development. It went through foreclosure procedures for over two years. It is now bank owned. The whole site was purchased for $25,000,0000 in 2006. The current pricing offer a major discounted wholesale price opportunity. The marina and restaurant ground lease were
recently sold. The marina owner may consider a JV on the uplands or all the parcels.

Residential Parcels For Sale

The total size of the residential development parcels is approximately 4.5 acres and is comprised of a waterfront .45 acre for multifamily; and a waterfront 3.11 acres for single family which comes up to a total of 3.56 acres. The residential portions of the subject property can be improved with 32 single family dwellings and an 18-unit multifamily dwelling. It also includes 17,635SF of three
noncontiguous lots. These three non-waterfront lots are across the street from the marina and total 160 x 110. The first lot is 62 x110, the second lot is 48 x 110, and the last lot is 50 x 110. Their tax records are the following: 39-15-33-01-01-0019; 39-15-33-01-01-0020; 39-15-33-01-01-0018.


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Grand Elk – Lake Granby, Colorado – Sold

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 Co-listed with Ringsby Realty Corporation, 1123 Auraria Parkway, Suite 200 Denver, CO 80204


6862 U.S. Highway 34 – Granby, CO 80446




Grand Elk Marina is the pre-eminent full service marina with fuel sales servicing Lake Granby. It consists of a It accommodates these features thanks to a Unique to the Marina is the development potential of ten townhome units along the western side of the site while retaining the marina operations as an ongoing business venture. A preliminary plot of Lake Granby Marina Townhomes was developed in January of 2001.

Grand Elk Marina currently has a US Forest Service, Special Use Permit expiring in early May of 2016, subject to extensions, and is located within the Arapahoe National Forest Recreation area. A new owner will have to re-apply for the permit under its own business entity. This premier location at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park positions Grand Elk to appreciate over time in both business viability as well as realty appreciation.


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Marker 1 Marina, Dunedin, Florida. $7.9M Sold

Simply Marinas is pleased to offer the opportunity to acquire the premiere Bank-Owned Marker 1 Marina, located in the Tampa Bay area. 10.543 Acres; 407 Slips; 131 Wet/ 275 Dry. Offered at $8.5M. Colisted with Cushman & Wakefield.

As the premiere marina facility in the immediate area, Marker 1 will be the first to increase occupancy and as a result increase rates. In addition, the marina has commercial spaces available for rent including a restaurant space and office space. The bank has secured new tenants, and has plans to add dry racks. The average occupancy today is 93%. As such, a new owner will be well-positioned to take advantage of increased rates and rapidly increasing occupancy; as well as leasing the commercial space available. It was previously purchased for a total acquisition price of $36,000,000 in March of 2006. The buyer subsequently updated the wet slips, razed an older restaurant building, renovated the wet slips, added a boat barn/amenities building, and completed other improvements.

■ Increased Occupancy of 45% YTD (July 2012) to an Overall Average of 93% today

■ Newer Barn Building and Clubhouse/Restaurant Space with Commercial Space, Two Service Bays available for rent.

■ First-class Amenities include WiFi, Parking Shuttle, Swimming Pool, Laundry, Bath & Fuel Dock