News and announcements

OCTOBER 11, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Millstone Resort and Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Premier Location on Lake of the Ozarks

OCTOBER 4, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Hayden Lake Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Premier Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Location

JULY 23, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Sequoyah Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Popular East Tennessee Lake Location

JULY 15, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Elliott Bay Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds​ Iconic Seattle, Washington Location

JUNE 23, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Ocean Isle Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Location

May 18, 2021  –  Southern Marinas and KSL Capital Partners Form Partnership

New venture focused on assembling a best-in-class marina portfolio throughout North America

February 23, 2021  –  Southern Marinas Sells Existing Portfolio and Announces Search for New Acquisitions

Industry Metrics Reach a High-Water Mark and Point Toward Continued Growth in This Sector

September 29, 2020  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Inlet Harbor Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Ponce Inlet, Florida Location

July 13, 2020  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Bay Point Resort and Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Marblehead, Ohio Location

March 18, 2020  –  Southern Marinas Acquires Premier Properties from Aqua Marine Partners

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Three New Locations

February 27, 2020 –  Southern Marinas Acquires Fish-Tale Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Fort Myers Beach, Florida Location

November 7, 2019 –  Southern Marinas Acquires Rivers Edge Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds North Charleston, South Carolina Location

August 5, 2019 –  Southern Marinas Acquires The Boathouse at Front Street Village

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Beaufort, North Carolina Location

June 6, 2019 –  Southern Marinas Acquires Bradenton Boat Club

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Second Florida Location in the Past 30 Days

May 15, 2019 –  Southern Marinas Acquires Riverwatch Marina

Growing Marina Portfolio Adds Stuart, Florida Location

Jim Behun’s experience spans more than 30 years in the Southern California boating industry. He served on the board of directors of the Marine Recreation Association and as past president of the San Diego Dockmasters Association, and is an active member of the San Diego Port Tenants Association and an affiliate member of the California Yacht Brokers Association. Immediately prior to joining the Southern Marinas team, Jim served as the general manager of Sunroad Resort Marina & Yacht Center in San Diego, a facility with over 600 slips, leased commercial space, and three well-known restaurants. During his 13-year tenure as the marina’s chief operating officer, Jim developed and produced the renowned San Diego Boat Show, which grew from a small, local gathering of boat dealers to a major, annual event attracting more than 100 dealers, brokers, and vendors, and 13,000+ boating enthusiasts.

Jim, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, has logged many hours sailing and boating on both coasts, including boat deliveries and charters to various coastal areas. In the early ’90s, he was the general manager of the 444-slip San Diego Marriott Marina. From there, Jim moved to a position with the National Marine Manufacturers Association to manage boat shows on both coasts and in Canada. He also developed and produced the first Mexico National Boat Show in Puerto Vallarta. Jim is a firm believer in managing facilities to ensure boating is safe and enjoyable for all!