Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

Expo & Meetings

FMCA/DEP Sustainable Waterfront Solutions Workshop

June 4, 2013 4:30 pm
For more information on this workshop, please visit the link below.

Click Here for Workshop Flyer

DEP/FMCA Product Fair for Environmentally Sustainable Products & Building Practices

July 1, 2012 2:51 pm

This expo will take place on November 8th, 2012, in West Palm Beach, FL.

2011 3rd Quarter Newsletter here!

November 30, 2011 7:08 am

2011 3rd Quarter Anchor- The FMCA Newsletter

International Marina and Boatyard Conference Orlando February 1-2-2012

September 3, 2011 12:40 pm




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IMBC’s mailing list, send an email to imbc@marinaassociation.org




Formed in 2002 as
the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the International Marina
& Boatyard Conference (IMBC)
is currently the only
show catered specifically to marina and boatyard owners, operators
and managers, as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders
and repairers, and industry consultants. It is produced by the
Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
AMI is a nonprofit
membership organization providing management training, education, and
information about research, legislation, and environmental issues
affecting the marina industry.
Golf Tournament Added to IMBC Schedule
New this
year, IMBC will include a golf tournament on Tuesday, January 31,
at Disney’s
Osprey Ridge Golf Course
from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (registration
from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm). This new event adds a recreational element
to IMBC and provides another networking opportunity for marina
industry professionals. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards
the Neil Ross Fund which aids marina professionals with the costs to
attend training courses. For more information on the tournament, visit
To sign up
to play, visit www.marinaassociation.org/imbc near the
end of September and add the tournament to your conference


Rates include lunch and awards reception after the
tournament as well as cart fees and pre-practice balls.
Foursome                                               $750.
Foursome and hole



By sponsoring and playing in IMBC’s golf tournament you’ll
gain additional exposure for your company and have another chance to
network with buyers. Sponsor benefits and options include:

  • Company logo on signage
    at the tournament and in the convention area throughout the entire
  • Company logo and
    contact information on a flyer given to each player
  • Recognition on IMBC
    marketing materials
  • Company logo on
    sponsored item or hole

$250 – Hole Sponsorship

Sponsor one of the 18 holes on the course and your company logo will
appear on the cart’s electronic screen as each foursome approaches your
hole. Sign up to play as a foursome (with co-workers, friends, or
prospective clients) and receive $50 off this sponsorship.

$500 – Water Bottle
Ensure that your logo gets into the palm of every player’s
hand by providing a water bottle in the tournament gift bag.

$600 – Towel

With this sponsorship, your logo will be printed on a towel given to
each player in the tournament gift bag.

$800 – Golf Balls

Give each player a set of three golf balls, each with your company logo
printed on it.

$2,000 – Beverage Cart

Reach all players by having your company logo placed on the beverage
cart that is out on the course during play. Buying each player a drink
will give your company increased recognition.
To register for a sponsorship, contact Ray Clark at



Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course features dramatic golf
fairways that cut through stands of live oak, pine, palmetto, cypress,
and bay trees. It boasts 7,101 yards from the longest tees for a par of
72-making it suitable for serious and recreational golfers who seek a
challenge. Recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Wildlife
Sanctuary, the surrounding vegetation and wetlands serve as a
breathtaking backdrop for a championship course that blends all the
majesty of nature with a superb design by Tom Fazio. Golf Digest
recognizes Disney’s Osprey Ridge as one of the best in Florida, rating
it 4½ stars.
Proper attire and regulations:  Proper golf attire is
required on all Disney golf courses. For men, proper golf attire
consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, turtleneck or mock
turtleneck, and slacks or Bermuda-length shorts. For women, proper golf
attire consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, or other suitable
shirt or blouse with or without a collar, and slacks, skirt, or
Bermuda-length shorts. Golf shoes with metal spike alternatives are
required; however soft-soled shoes and tennis shoes are acceptable.

Orange County Environmental Protection Department’s Environmental Streamlining Task Force

July 23, 2011 11:15 am

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has appointed a 9-member task force to review environmental regulations, in an effort to reduce duplication and improve the permitting process. Orange County Environmental Protection Department’s Environmental Streamlining Task Force held a meeting 7-20-11 to review of our Natural Resource ordinances.

FDEP spoke about the SLERP which is the State Lands and Resources Environmental Permit. They explained that they serve the Governor, Secretary, Army Corp, SJRWMD and SFWMD as well as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Resources.

They stated that almost all work on land, wetlands and water bodies requires an Environmental Resource Permit. Some of the projects the review include marinas, docks and seawalls.

The State’s streamlining efforts include giving more exemptions, Noticed General Permits and self certifications. They are becoming more “lean” and are helping applicants to acquire the permits. Their goal is to provide 90% of the permits that they handle within 180 days.

They made fun of the Self Certification process showing a photograph of boathouse in the middle of a lake with the access walkway underwater. They stated that 23% of the Self Certified projects are out of compliance.

Most of the meeting dealt with State agencies and permitting but Orange County did say that in their process of streamlining their permitting, they would consider doing away with duplicate permitting if the State if already permitting an activity.

I, Rick Fender of Fender Marine Construction representing the Florida Marine Contractors Association Central Florida Chapter spoke about the County’s and State’s streamlining efforts. On beneficial planting permits in Orange County, contractors are required to procure a permit from OCEPD and then the same information and plans must be submitted to FMC (Fish and Wildlife Commission) for their permit. The County charges a fee for their permit but the State does not. Further, when we make application with the County for the beneficial planting permits, they contact the State FWC to let them know to contact us for the duplicate permit.

I recommend that all marine contractors and other interested parties attend the next one of the Environmental Streamlining Task Force meetings so that you can understand where they are going and provide your comments on the direction of the Task Force. The next meeting is August 17th, 2011 at 2pm. You can find them at http://www.orangecountyfl.net/YourLocalGovernment/CountyDepartments/CommunityandEnvironmentalServices/EnvironmentalProtectionDivision/EnvironmentalStreamliningTaskForce.aspx.

Rick Fender, Vice President- Fender Marine Construction

Chapter Chairperson- Florida Marine Contractor’s Association

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