ANNAPOLIS, MD., August 16, 2022 – Oasis Marinas, the nation’s premier marina management company, will officially begin operational management at Port Conneaut Marina in Conneaut, Ohio this week. This is the fifth property under the Oasis Marinas umbrella in the state of Ohio, which includes Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain, Black River Wharf, North Coast Harbor Marina in Cleveland, and Oasis Marinas at Battery Park in Sandusky.
The Conneaut Port Authority board unanimously approved the management contract on July 28th, which includes Port Conneaut Marina and the adjacent Conneaut Sandbar. Oasis’ main goal is to improve the boater experience and bring their expertise in hospitality to this lively community.
“The Conneaut Port Authority is excited for this public-private partnership with Oasis Marinas and looks forward to enhancing experiences for all boaters, visitors, residents, and employees,” Conneaut Port Authority Chairman, George Peterson said. “Under this new partnership, the Port and Oasis will work together to expand on the quality of service and amenities provided at the Marina.”
Port Conneaut Marina, which has been rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Conneaut, can accommodate vessels up to 40’ with plans on expanding alongside dockage to accommodate much larger vessels in the near future. The marina has a public boat launch, fuel dock, and offers boat charters and kayak rentals on-site. The Sandbar in Conneaut Harbor, located next to the marina, is known for allowing cars to drive up to the shore during the season and take in the beauty of Lake Erie.
Oasis Marinas CEO, Dan Cowens stated, “Our team is delighted to work with the Conneaut Port Authority on this property. Conneaut is a great boating town and we look forward to activating the waterway even more for this community.”
The quaint town of Conneaut sits between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA, right on the Pennsylvania border, and is known for its Harbor District. The District is home to local retail shops and inviting dining establishments within a few blocks of the Erie shoreline. The popular Conneaut Township Park, located just one mile from the marina, regularly hosts community events, including outdoor activities for all ages to participate in year-round. With beaches, parks, shops and local entertainment, Conneaut has all the small-town charm and water-focused capabilities aimed at attracting boaters and families to Lake Erie.
About Oasis Marinas
Oasis Marinas was founded by a group of boaters with executive expertise in hospitality and technology, dedicated to creating a high-quality experience. The Oasis Marinas portfolio has reached nearly 50 amazing properties, over 8,000 wet & dry slips under management, and hundreds of RV pads, spanning from the Northeast, Lake Erie, the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, Carolinas, and down the coast of Florida. With its customer’s needs in mind, it has significantly expanded its reach over the past five years; from the Chesapeake Bay, to Lake Erie, Florida, and Tennessee.
A privately held marina management company, Oasis Marinas is based out of Annapolis, MD. The company provides marina management services to marina owners that support all aspects of the marina, including boat slips, provisions, fuel docks, and the associated contracts with the vendors running the maintenance services, restaurants, and other business services such as marina redevelopment and construction. Oasis’ mission is to incorporate a consistent, fun, welcoming, and well-maintained environment in every Oasis-managed marina. Learn more about us at http://www.oasismarinas.com.