Suntex and Marinalife Partner to Offer Exclusive Captain’s Club Membership

Marina Company Offers Expansive Resource for New and Existing Customers


Suntex Marinas, an owner and operator of marina properties, announced today it has partnered with Marinalife to offer its coastal customers a 1-year complimentary membership to the Suntex Captain’s Club. Available to transient, annual and seasonal boaters, the Captain’s Club membership offers customers value-added services and benefits that will make boaters’ and guests’ time on the water fun, convenient and more affordable.

The program brings complete access to thousands of discounts and specials for dockage, fuel, services, restaurants and hotels, as well as specific offers exclusive to Suntex Marina properties. The Captain’s Club membership is much more than a discount program. Every customer receives a personalized profile that holds existing reservation itineraries, reservation history and a logbook for notes. Marina reservation services are available covering the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America. Pre-planned itineraries as well as customizable cruises tailored to any boating lifestyle are stored and include popular cruising grounds throughout the Great Loop, Intracoastal Waterway, the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Florida. To keep boaters on the move, there is also a Fuel and Service & Maintenance Locator that allows members to identify ethanol-free gasoline and high-speed fuel pumps, as well as obtain fuel dock hours and locations.

“The Suntex experience goes well beyond the top-rate facilities we manage,” said Chris Petty, principal of Suntex Marinas. “The Captain’s Club is a perfect example of the lengths we go to for each of our guests. Whether we are providing the resources that help in the planning of routes, making marina reservations or recommending a perfect place to eat dinner, we want to help our customers craft their perfect moment on the water.”

“Our focus is to simplify the boaters’ experience and alleviate any potential stress during the planning and booking process,” said Joy McPeters, president and CEO, Marinalife. “We are excited to offer this specific blend of services to Suntex Marinas’ customers. We hope that together we can create a more enjoyable boating experience.”

Captain’s Club membership comes with a 1-year subscription to Marinalife and a choice of one additional 1-year subscription to a leading marine publication – either PassageMaker, Yachting, Southern Boating or Cruising World. The free Marinalife Mobile App gives users access to a database of marina and travel related information on Apple mobile devices including up-to-date listings and NOAA charts. Online information resources are available such as: Ask the Captain for tips from local captains; Navigation Alerts that give boaters time-sensitive email updates for the particular cruising region; customized weather and tide forecasts from Weather Routing, Inc.; and Featured Harbor Reports for expert advice on what to do and where to eat.

The Captain’s Club subscription also includes a free boat show ticket (up to a $43 value) to any Show Management Boat Show – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, Palm Beach International Boat Show, Sarasota, and any individual TrawlerFest show – and the Newport International Boat Show.

For more information on Suntex Marinas, please contact or visit Customers can register for the Captain’s Club by visiting


About Suntex Marinas:
Suntex Marinas engages in the ownership and management of marina properties. The executive team at Suntex has over 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring and managing marinas. Suntex currently manages 29 marina properties, leveraging its ownership and management platforms to provide leadership within the marina sector and by acquiring institutional quality marinas to enhance customer experience. Suntex enjoys a burgeoning reputation in the marina industry for its commitment to superior customer service, experienced marina managers and staff, conscious contributions to marina communities and expansive enthusiasm for creating memorable experiences on the water.
For more information on Suntex Marinas, please visit


About Marinalife:
Founded in 2000, Marinalife brings together the boating community through a comprehensive membership program offering boaters online marina reservation services and valuable trip planning travel tools and resources. Marinalife publishes a quarterly magazine highlighting marina and boating destinations, members’ cruising stories and captain’s tips. Marinalife’s mission is to make boating easy by providing services and information to simplify logistics and alleviate stress for all types of boaters.
For more information on Marinalife, please call 410-752-0505 or visit