Blue Water plans to make marina upgrades and property enhancements “while still upholding the traditions these properties have developed for more than 60 years, with both waterfront properties,” a release stated.
Pier Point Marina, located the next street over from Blue Water property The Bay Resort Waterfront Hotel, is a full-service marina that was built in the early 1950s and has been a family-owned business operated by the Pier Point Family Partnership since 1966.
The dock was wiped out when Hurricane Sandy hit the town in 2012 and the family rebuilt it in 2013.
When the owners put the business up for bid, Blue Water stepped in agreed to preserve the 35 boat slips, a boat ramp, boat hoist, six jet ski docks, and other offerings. Blue Water co-founders Jack and Todd Burbage said they have worked with the Town of Dewey Beach on discussions for redevelopment.
“This family-owned business has been a staple of Dewey Beach on the Rehoboth Bay for over 60 years,” said Burbage, Blue Water’s CEO. “A lot of love and care has been put into this marina to keep it up and running over the years. Blue Water is honored to carry on that tradition of service and reliability, and apply our signature style of management to this integral part of the fishing, boating, and water enthusiast culture of Dewey Beach.”
Blue Water has also acquired Captain Bob’s Marina, located on Main Street in Chincoteague and not far from Blue Water’s Chincoteague Island KOA, Fairfield Inn & Suites Chincoteague Island Waterfront, Maui Jack’s Waterpark, and new development project, Sun Outdoors Chincoteague Bay. This marina has been around since 1960. The marina provides for numerous ocean-based activities with fishing, crabbing, and clamming charters, crabbing docks, and nature and pony cruises.
Captain Bob’s Marina also has provided bait, tackle, ice, snacks, fuel, and apparel, as well as a resource for navigation and fishing hotspots. While still in the early planning stages, Blue Water plans to keep the amenities while adding new services
In 2020, Blue Water bought Jelly Stone Park, a campground resort near Lewes.