Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Dockmaster Featured in Sarasota Magazine
In 2001, dockmaster Sam Chavers oversaw 109 slips at downtown’s Marina Jack. Now, after $10 million in capital investments, Chavers is responsible for 316 slips, plus a mooring field for 50 more boats, with another 59 slips planned. In fact, Marina Jack has become the area’s No. 1 generator of visitor traffic (when taking into account Bayfront Park’s popularity, too).
Chavers and his staff of 15 are also responsible for Marina Jack’s busy fuel station, two ship stores, boater amenities like showers and laundry, as well as a service station that does everything from cleaning to major repairs. “We’re like a landlord for all the boats,” he says.