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Oasis Marinas Awarded Management Contract for Port Lorain Marina in Ohio

Marina Management Company Continues its Growth with First Marina in the Great Lakes

Published: Friday, August 2, 2019 10:20 am

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, announces that the firm has been awarded the lease for Spitzer Lakeside Marina in Lorain, Ohio. This will be the company’s 25th marina under management and first in the Great Lakes. The marina will be rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain in 2020 when Oasis Marinas officially has boots on the facility’s grounds.

“Astronauts can see Lake Erie from space and the Great Lakes is one of the largest boating markets in the US, so it’s been a market we’ve wanted to serve since the start of Oasis Marinas. After dozens of flights and logging many miles over the past few years knocking on doors, making calls, and thousands of emails around the great lakes we are excited that Port Lorain, Ohio will be our first home on the 11,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The sheer size of the Great Lakes affords boaters a whole world of fun and a number of diverse places to explore on the water”, said Dan Cowens, Founder, Oasis Marinas. “Seeing all the effort and work being put in around the town of Lorain put a smile on my face and I wanted Oasis to be a part of it! We are looking forward to collaborating and working hard to fuel growth in this amazing community”. As part of its lease with the Lorain Port Authority, Oasis Marinas will oversee the day-to-day slip and marina management activities, boat services, facilities and grounds maintenance, marketing activities, new development, and more.

“The Lorain Port Authority could not be more excited to announce our new partnership with Oasis Marinas.  We set out to find a partner that shared our vision of a destination port and fully believe in Oasis Marinas ability to do just that,” said Tom Brown, Executive Director, Lorain Port Authority.  “World class customer service, beautiful facilities, highly trained staff, cutting-edge marketing and technology solutions are a few of the key components that really stood out to us. We are also especially proud to be Oasis Marinas first location on all the Great Lakes!  There is a saying that goes “Rising tide lifts all boats” and I believe this is a perfect analogy here as well (Not just because it’s a marina…) as Oasis Marinas plan is to not just operate a great marina, but it is to market and promote an entire harbor. Get excited and be ready for a whole new Marina experience beginning in 2020 at Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain!” he continued.

About Oasis Marinas

Oasis Marinas was founded in 2014 and is a privately held marina management company 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

About Spitzer Lakeside Marina

The Spitzer Lakeside Marina currently consists of 600 slips, a fuel dock, two buildings and a large parking area. One building houses a restaurant and gift shop, the other is the marina office, maintenance, and storage. Located at 301 Lakeside Avenue, Lorain Ohio 44052, it is conveniently located approximately midway between Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio. The site offers a protected harbor with quick access to Lake Erie fishing, sailing or pleasure boating, views of the historic Lorain Lighthouse and spectacular sunsets.

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

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