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For other uses of this word, see Marina (disambiguation).
Watchet Marina in West Somerset, in black and white, showing details of marina and mobile crane.
A marina at Brixham, Devon, England. The vertical pilings attach the floating dock sections to the ground beneath the water.
Marina in Gdynia, Poland

A marina (Italian for "marine") is a sheltered harbor where boats and yachts are kept in the water and where services geared to the needs of recreational boating are found.

The marina may have re-fueling, washing and repair facilities, ship chandlers, stores and restaurants. Slipways are used to get a trailered boat into the water. Marinas may offer a boat hoist well, a type of traveling crane, instead of a more space-wasteful slipway, operated by service center personnel. Marinas may offer out-of-water-storage, which is useful out of season and important in latitudes susceptible to freezing waters. Marinas may include ground facilities such as parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers.

Boats are moored either or on buoys or on fixed or floating walkways that are tied to an anchoring piling by a roller or ring mechanism (floating docks or pontoons). Buoys are cheaper to rent but less convenient than being able to walk from land to boat. Harbor shuttles, also known as "water taxis", may be available to transfer people between the shore and boats moored on buoys. The alternative is a tender such as an inflatable boat. Facilities offering fuel, boat ramps and stores will normally have a common-use dock set aside for such short term parking needs.

In regions where the tidal range is large, some marinas use locks to maintain the water level for several hours before and after low water.

Marinas may be owned and operated by a private club, especially yacht clubs — but also as private enterprises or municipal facilities. They are most frequently located along the banks of rivers connecting to lakes or seas and may be inland, sometimes up to as much as twenty-five kilometers) from the river's mouth.

A marina will charge fees for most services. Fee-based services like parking, picnic area, pub, and club-house for a shower, are usually included as part of any monthly long-term rental agreement package. Visiting yachtsmen usually have the option of buying each amenity from a fixed schedule of fees, and arrangements can be as wide as a single use, such as a shower, or several weeks of temporary berthing. The right to use the facilities is frequently extended at overnight or period rates to visiting yachtsmen.

In the United Kingdom the word "marina" is also used for inland wharves on rivers and canals that are used exclusively by non-industrial pleasure craft such as canal narrowboats.

"Dry storage" or "dry stacking" is mainly found in the USA and Europe. Dry-stack boat storage stores boats vertically in rack systems (double, triple or even quadruple). It extends the life of the boat by keeping the hull dry, and stores a boat for winter on marinas that lack slip storage. The boat is retrieved with a forklift.

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Marina [1] is a city in Monterey County in California along the coast of the Monterey Bay.


Marina Chamber of Commerce,

  • Best Western Beach Dunes Inn, 3290 Dunes Road, +1 831 883-0300 (fax: +1 831 384-8137), [2].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 189 Seaside Circle, +1 831 884-2500, [3].  edit
  • Motel 6 Monterey - Marina, 100 Reservation Road, +1 831 384-1000 (fax: +1 831 384-0314), [4].  edit
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See also marina




Name of an early virgin martyr venerated in the Orthodox Church, probably a feminine form of Latin Marinus, from marinus "of the sea".

Proper noun




  1. A female given name.


  • ~~1594 William Shakespeare: Pericles: Act III, Scene III:
    My gentle babe Marina - whom, / for she was born at sea, I have nam'd so -





Marin +‎ -a

Proper noun

Marína f.

  1. A female given name


Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Marina (jméno)

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Proper noun

Marina f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Marina.


Proper noun


  1. A female given name, cognate to Marina.

Related terms


Proper noun


  1. A female given name of Latin origin, also interpreted as a variant of Maria.


Proper noun


  1. A female given name, a Latinized variant of Marine.



Proper noun


  1. A female given name, cognate to Marina.


Proper noun

Marina (f)

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Marina.


Proper noun


  1. A female given name, cognate to Marina.


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From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Amorpheae
Genus: Marina
Species: M. calycosa - M. diffusa - M. nutans - M. parryi


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