The Catamaran Group Acquires Pier 7 Marina
Adding to its standing as a one-stop shop for all things catamaran — buying, selling, chartering, insurance, dockage — The Catamaran Group has acquired Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater, Md., via its real estate division, A&S Smith Development. The facility, located just four miles from the Chesapeake Bay near the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, is “the perfect property to round out our corporate holdings,” said Hugh Murray, president of The Catamaran Group.
The mission, continued Murray, is “to bring Pier 7 back to its original glory as the premier marina in the area.” The facility boasts seven docks with slips for more than 200 vessels, including wider-beamed catamarans and luxury yachts. A full bathhouse, restaurant, WiFi, pump-out station, two public boat ramps and other marine vendors are located on site.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our marina footprint in our home headquarters of Annapolis,” said Laura Hershfeld, president of A&S Development. “With this addition, we now have the ability to offer full-service marina facilities to our existing customers at our Annapolis location, as well as here in Edgewater.
“The existing management team at Pier 7 shares our philosophy of operating as a family-owned business, providing quality facilities and delivering outstanding customer service,” Hershfeld added. “We are extremely happy to support existing Pier 7 clients while elevating the level of service and list of amenities over time.”