Fernandina Harbor Marina Re-Opens after Extensive Remediation following 2016’s Hurricane Matthew

24 February 2020, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Westrec Marinas and the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida announce the re-opening of Fernandina Harbor Marina located in the heart of Fernandina Beach on historic Amelia Island in northeastern Florida. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew provided a direct blow to the island, her residents and the thriving marina.

Now accepting overnight reservations, rendezvous group outings, short stays and day-docking again, the marina celebrated finalizing much hurricane remediation on Friday, January 24, 2020.

“Damage yielded an opportunity for enhancements,” comments Dale L. Martin, City Manager, Fernandina Beach. “In partnership with Westrec and many local, state and government agencies, we have incorporated even better services and structures at the facility.”

Marina reconfiguration: side tie docks that run parallel to the current flow

Southern basin docks removed
Southern basin dredged to an 8’ depth
1500’ of side tie Crescent Floating Docks installed with new piles

Sections of old floating dock repurposed for a 400’ dinghy and day dock Wave attenuator

804’ of Marinetek floating dock installed New 80’ steel piles installed
1608’ of side tie installed


New power distribution
New docks with new pedestal
30Amp, 50Amp, 100Amp and 440Amp available Pump out available


New docks
Boater’s lounge
Easy access to “Island Hopper” transportation buses circling the City on the hour Office hours 7:00am – 6:30pm
Walking distance to over 20 restaurants

Contact Joe Springer, Fernandina Beach Marina Manager, for more information and reservations. [email protected]. 904.310.3300. www.fhmarina.com.

About Westrec: As one of the world’s oldest owners and operator of marinas and marine-related businesses, WESTREC Marinas provides professional management services to its owned properties, affiliates and consulting clients throughout the world. Founded in 1987, WESTREC manages facilities in both fresh and salt water environments, handling customers’ vessels ranging in size from personal watercraft to megayachts. Headquartered in Encino, California the WESTREC portfolio is spread across the United States, including several marinas in Florida. (818)907-0400, www.westrec.com