Hurricane preparedness is vital to the operation of a successful marina in Florida. The very active and
costly hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 are evidence of the importance of being prepared early and for
the worst. Boat owners and marina operators, especially those along the coast, should consider hurricane
preparation part of normal boat and marina maintenance. Just a few unprepared boats can inflict incredible
damage on a marina, as can unsecured facilities and equipment. Marina managers must begin early in developing
a formal, orderly written plan.
St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, St. Petersburg
- Sample Hurricane Plan [PDF - 87.26KB]
Marina hurricane plan example provided by Pensacola Shipyard and
- Sample Hurricane Checklist [PDF - 38.62KB]
Marina hurricane checklist example provided by Pensacola Shipyard and Marine Complex.
NOTE: Each marina’s actual procedure, plan and checklist will vary based on size, location, staff and services to name a few. A hurricane preparedness plan should be based on an individual marina’s specific needs and requirements.