Sentiment saved the Swan Point Marina in Sneads Ferry, N.C. The 40-year old building and docks, vacant since last September, were going to fall into disrepair unless someone took quick action. Jim Hobbs, who has been boating and fishing his whole life, did just that.
When Hobbs and his wife Evelyn were working on their 44-foot trawler at the on-site boatyard at the Swan Point Marina this Spring, they kept saying they wished the ship’s store was open so they wouldn’t have to leave the premises for supplies, drinks and snacks. Jim, a retired home-builder, approached the property owner about taking over the marina. After two months of major renovations to the building and docks, the marina and ship’s store reopened June 30.
“We’re delighted to have this facility open again,” said Jim. “We’re looking forward meeting old friends of the Swan Point Marina and welcoming new ones.”
Located near ICW mile marker 250 at the New River Inlet, transient and local boaters will have access to new bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities. The Swan Point Marina can accommodate boats with a maximum five-foot draft and up to 65-feet long.
A full line of marine supplies, popular provisions, snacks, drinks and prepared food are available at the Swan Point Marina ship’s store, which is open daily.
“Sentiment brought us to take on this marina project,” said Evelyn Hobbs. “Jim hates to see anything not being taken care of. He’d rather fix something old than throw it away and buy new.”
Contact Swan Point Marina Ships Store at 910-741-0541.