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Monday, September 14, 2015

Bayfront Yacht Works


Plans include new haul-out facility, extensive structural renovations

Sarasota, FL, September 11, 2015 – Effective September 1st, 2015, Turtle Beach Marina and Pub is under new ownership. The Marina has reopened as “Bayfront Yacht Works & Marina,” while the Turtle Beach Pub has reopened as “Turtle Beach Grill.” Both properties will be operated by the same ownership and management team who runs Marina Jack, located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota. Their collective investment, guidance, and vision have established the Marina Jack complex as one of the top waterfront dining and marina destinations on the West Coast of Florida.

“We’re really excited to keep this longstanding marina and boat yard as it was intended to be, and develop a truly top tier facility,” said Sam Chavers, Director of Marina Operations at Marina Jack, and Harbormaster at Bayfront Yacht Works & Marina. “We look forward to improving this great location for the Gulf Coast’s boating community, while complementing the great neighboring businesses on Siesta Key, for visitors and island locals alike.”

Bayfront Yacht Works & Marina is moving forward with extensive plans to improve, grow, and renovate the existing property and structures. Several planned improvements will be apparent immediately, including all-new boat racks, state-of-the-art restrooms and showers, updated retail space, new personal watercraft rentals through Bayfront Excursions, a full-service maintenance department, complete with mobile technicians, and a haul-out facility for vessels up to 70 tons.

Turtle Beach Grill, located on the west end of the property, will undergo minor repairs. The physical transformation includes a new interior and exterior appearance. Other plans include expanding the menu and beverage selections.

"Our emphasis will be to expand the menu in certain areas while providing a quality food and beverage experience at casual family friendly prices,”
stated Tom Delong, Vice President of Turtle Beach Grill and General Manager of Marina Jack.

Both properties will be open during the renovation process. Turtle Beach Grill plans on completing all construction within three weeks, construction to Bayfront Yacht Works is slated to finish January 2016.


Bayfront Yacht Works is your premier full service marine haul-out, repair, restoration, dry storage facility and excursion center located off Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key. From routine maintenance to major engine rebuilds, Bayfront Yacht Works offers innovative work with traditional service. Our factory-certified and trained technicians, as well as our support staff boast over 100 years of combined experience in the marina and service industry, offering prompt, friendly, and helpful service with reliable installations. Bayfront Yacht Works is proud to be a factory authorized Yanmar Dealer and an exclusive factory authorized Suzuki Repower center. Bayfront Marina is home to Bayfront Excursions, offering deck boat, kayak, pontoon, and paddleboard rentals to explore the neighboring Jim Neville Marina Preserve. Bayfront Yacht Works & Marina is located at 8865 Midnight Pass Rd. on Siesta Key, FL.


Since 1968, Marina Jack has been the premier marina and waterfront dining destination on the West Coast of Florida. As the mainstay of downtown Sarasota, Marina Jack offers three unique dining experiences as well as Sarasota’s best sightseeing and sunset cruises aboard the Marina Jack II. Marina Jack’s Boatique Gift Shop offers a wide variety of nautical gift items, homemade souvenirs, and Marina Jack merchandise for land and sea lovers alike. With direct, no bridge access to the Gulf, Marina Jack is also an outstanding full-service marina facility with 316 wet and dry slips, fuel dock, ship’s store, and on-site Yacht Services department. Marina Jack is home to Sarasota’s largest fleet of commercial vessels including inshore and offshore fishing, jet ski and boat rentals, as well as sailing charters. Marina Jack is located at #2 Marina Plaza in Sarasota, FL.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kat at (941) 349-9449 or via email at info@bayfrontexcursions.com.

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