Suntex’ Celebrates Miami Beach Marina Opening by Giving Back

Over 350 customers, industry leaders and South Florida dignitaries gathered in November to celebrate the grand opening of the Miami Beach Marina, in Miami, Florida. Last January, Suntex Marina Investors LLC (Suntex), assumed official management of this state-of-the-art 400-slip marina after acquiring equity interest from the RCI Group. This celebration was a double one as the event also included a fundraiser event for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit that provides educational scholarship to spouses and children of U.S. fallen and disabled service-members.

“Every member of the Suntex family is joined in our core values to contributing to our community,” says Johnny Powers, chief executive officer of the Dallas, Texas-headquartered premier owner and operator of 48 best-in-class marina properties. This support of Folds of Honor celebrates not only patriotism, but also of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

All of Suntex’s marinas participate in fundraising for Folds of Honor throughout the year as part of a continuing six-year partnership between the marina group and nonprofit. In 2017, these events lead to the raising and donation of over $250,000 to support the Folds of Honor Foundation. 

The Miami Beach Marina, called the ‘Gateway to the Caribbean in the Heart of Miami Beach’ is located two minutes from the ocean, minutes to the Miami International Airport and downtown Miami, and right next door to the vibrant night life, trendy restaurants, fashionable shops and galleries of South Beach. Slips are available for vessels up to 250 feet. www.suntex.com, www.miamibeachmarina.com

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.