In pursuit of new horizons

The evolution of boating lifestyle.

Creating exceptional stories

Our journey began with the belief that life is truly measured by how we connect with people and the world around us. Whether Members, guests, teammates, or partners, we believe in serving every person we touch and creating the stories they will carry forever.

Safe Harbor’s Journey

From our inception, we set out to build a one-of-a-kind boating network that would give our Members access to an unparalleled boating lifestyle. The story of Safe Harbor is one of astonishing growth, persistent innovation, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

Our Launch

Formed through the acquisition of several portfolios, we made our formal debut as Safe Harbor Marinas with 31 locations across 12 states.

January 2017

Brewer Yacht Yards

Built by iconic industry veteran, Jack Brewer, Brewer Yacht Yards joins the Safe Harbor portfolio nearly doubling our size to 63 locations and 30,000 boaters.

January 2017

Our Leadership

Initially brought onboard as President, Baxter Underwood is appointed as Safe Harbor’s Chief Executive Officer, while Guggenheim Partners and Weatherford Partners join our investment team.

March 2018

Old Port Cove

The Old Port Cove portfolio of premium Palm Beach assets joins Safe Harbor increasing our family to 68 home ports across 17 states.

June 2018

70 locations

With the addition of two Michigan locations, our family hits a milestone of 70 home ports across the country.

July 2018

Our Partners

The 2nd largest private U.S. company, KREI, joins Safe Harbor as an investment partner.

October 2018


Historic Charleston becomes another home port in our network with the addition of 4 properties including Charleston City Marina renowned for its premier floating fuel and transient dock, dubbed the “MegaDock.”

May 2019

New England Boatworks

Renowned for expertise in the construction of custom state-of-the-art sail and power yachts, New England Boatworks joins our family and increases our Membership to over 40,000 nationwide boaters.

October 2019

Newport Shipyard

An iconic yachting destination, Newport Shipyard joins Safe Harbor increasing our family to 85 locations across 19 states.

June 2020

100 locations

Safe Harbor celebrates reaching 100 locations across 22 states with the addition of Great Island Marina (Harpswell, ME) and Sportsman Marina (Orange Beach, AL).

October 2020

Sun Communities

Safe Harbor Marinas finalizes an industry groundbreaking merger with Sun Communities, Inc. which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to expand and invest in our boating network.

January 2021


Rybovich, the premier US destination and service provider for the superyacht industry, joins the Safe Harbor family.

2021 & beyond

Our future

We strive to enhance your time on the water through expansion, innovation, and constant improvement. You’ll be excited to see what we do next.

Join our family

For marina owners whose assets align with our growth objectives and methodologies, we offer a compelling partnership as they approach retirement or come to the end of an investment. Watch our film to learn more.

“We are looking forward to working with a company that is taking the marine industry to the next level.”

Isabella Ridall, Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard

What We Offer

Financial strength for all-cash transactions
Transaction flexibility in defining cash out vs equity roll-in
Straightforward contracts with quick due-diligence and closing timeframes
Creative problem solving and removing transaction obstacles
Tax-efficient transaction structures
Opportunity to participate in diversification and future growth opportunities
Strong commitment to and experience with acquisitions
Exceptional management and value creation at your marina

Investing in a clean tomorrow

Through enterprise-wide initiatives like our Environmental Management System to partnering with solution-minded environmental organizations, we actively participate and invest in building a cleaner tomorrow for future generations. Join us and explore how you can get involved – because we’re all in this together.

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