Multi-million Dollar Palm Harbor Marina’s Clean Marina Designation Score is one of Highest

August 07, 2014

Palm Harbor Marina News

Following multi-million dollar renovations, Palm Harbor Marina was certified as a Clean Marina by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

West Palm Beach, FL – Following multi-million dollar renovations, Palm Harbor Marina was certified as a Clean Marina by the state Department of Environmental Protection. To earn this designation, Palm Harbor Marina implemented stringent environmental measures designed to address critical environmental areas, including sensitive habitat, waste management, storm-water runoff, spill prevention, hurricane and emergency preparedness.

With a minimum of 460 points required, Palm Harbor Marina was awarded 780 points out of a possible 800. This is one of the highest percentage scores according to Clean Marina Coordinator Bill Richards. “We went above and beyond the requirements and did things right from the start. To be recognized by the state of Florida and the Department of Environmental Protection as a Clean Marina is an important distinction,” stated Palm Harbor Marina Manager John Smundin.

Palm Harbor Marina’s multi-million dollar renovations represent the strength and commitment of the Chase family, working together with the City of West Palm Beach, to help stimulate the local economy, energize the downtown area, and to build a destination Marina. Palm Harbor Marina sets new standards for comprehensive amenities, stellar service and first class facilities.

“Together with our engineers, the design team, city officials and our entire staff, we set out to create a state-of-the-art marina that reflects responsible growth while protecting Florida’s natural resources. As you can see from our filled marina today, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We are honored to have earned this important Clean Marina designation as it illustrates our commitment to being exemplary stewards of West Palm Beach’s newly renovated waterfront,” said Cheryl Chase a principal of Leisure Resorts, LLC, owners of the Palm Harbor Marina.

Palm Harbor Marina, located just south of the Flagler Bridge in the heart of the Palm Beaches, offers 200 slips with outstanding amenities including concierge services, yacht club and social room, fitness facilities, Epicurean center and video game room. The marina also features a state-of-the-art concrete floating dock system, high speed fuel pumps, in-slip pump out services, security, single and 3-phase power and more.

The DEP’s Office of Sustainable Initiatives is comprised of three voluntary, non-regulatory programs that assist Florida industry and citizens in protecting the environment. The Clean Marina Program, the Florida Green Lodging Program and the Florida Pollution Prevention Program offer a variety of services including on-site assessments, consultations, speakers and workshops, all at no cost to citizens or organizations. The goal of the Sustainable Initiatives programs is to meet the needs of the present population without compromising resources for future generations. To learn more about DEP’s Sustainable Initiatives,  click here.